KGKL Pick’em Contest – Central gets first win against Abilene High since 1994
The Central Bobcats continue to roll! Last Friday night the Bobcats rolled into a hostile environment, against a team that had not beaten in almost 20 years. That team, the Abilene High Eagles. The Eagles have dominated this area recently. Winning at least a share of their district crown in 8 out of the last 9 years. They won the state championship back in 2009, and have enjoyed deep playoff runs in most other years. So this was the first big test for the Bobcats. They passed easily!
Mickey Scott and the Bobcat offense scored at will in the first half. And the Bobcat defense made it hold up, limiting Abilene High to only 10 points and 232 total yards for the game. Scott, last week's AP offensive player of the week, accounted for another 346 total yards and 5 touchdowns, as the Bobcats sent a message to their upcoming district foes.
Across town it was Homecoming for the Lake View Chiefs, who took on 3A Snyder. Snyder came into the game 0-4, but their four losses came by an average of 2 points. So the Chiefs knew that they were facing a talented and hungry team. And when Snyder jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead, it looked like another long night for the Chiefs. And when Snyder extended that lead to 42-14 to start the fourth quarter, most people were ready to pack it in.
But the Chiefs showed that this team may be different than the Lake View teams of the past. Behind running back Eli Peterson and quarterback Nick Martinez, the Chiefs roared back. Scoring 21 unanswered points and pulling to within 7 with 4:56 to play. When the Chiefs got the ball again, the homecoming crowd had the feeling that this was their night! But it wasn't meant to be, as Lake View's last drive stalled in Snyder territory. Although they came up short, the Chiefs made it a homecoming to remember.
And while we are talking about remembering, who remembers the last time the TLCA Eagles started 4-0? No one does, because it has never happened before. That is, before Friday night. In a match-up of two unbeaten district rivals, the TLCA Eagles and Christoval Cougars did battle at Lake View stadium. The game was back and forth in the early going, but the Eagles starting separating themselves in the second quarter and took a 35-20 lead into halftime. In the second half it was all TLCA, as they did what they do best - run the ball. In the end, the Eagles had run for over 290 yards and scored 61 points. Christoval will look to bounce back against a tough Eldorado team this weekend.
In other action...The Wall Hawk had no problem with Brady, notching a 43-13 road win. The Miles Bulldogs fell at home to Menard 31-15. While Robert Lee bested the Veribest Falcons 56-6. And the Mason Punchers rebounded from their first regular season loss in three years with a 55-10 win over San Saba.
NOW FOR PICK 'EM:
Here’s how it works:
Every week I will post the games to pick. I will choose 3 local games. There will be a favorite and an underdog, based on Max Preps state rankings. To play, you need to submit your picks below along with your name and e-mail address (so that I can contact you when you win your free stuff). For every correct pick you get 1 point. Also. If you correctly pick an underdog to win, you get an additional 1 point. I will also choose one of the games for a tiebreaker. When you submit your picks, also give me your tiebreaker final score. Each week the person who has the most points and the closest final score will win $10 giftcard from Chili’s Bar and Grill and one additional point.
At the end of the season, the person who has the most points will get a Dinner for 4 at the Chili’s Bar and Grill with the option of having KGKL and the Scoreboard Show DJs join you. Don’t worry, we won’t eat your free dinners.
So send in your submissions. Only 1 submission a week! And let’s see if you are the high school football expert…
This Week’s Pick ‘Em games: