KGKL Pick’em Contest – Central, Wall, and TLCA Roll; Lake View Falls
The San Angelo Central Bobcats have had plenty of offense in their first two games. The question was if their defense could rise to match the offense. That question might have been answered Friday night, along with a bunch of other questions for area teams.
The San Angelo Central Bobcats, whose offense averaged over 77 points per game in their first two games of the season, couldn't quite match that production in their district opener against Lubbock Coronado. But the Bobcat defense, who had allowed an average of 52 points per game to start the season, definitely answered some of the questions that surrounded them.
Now don't get me wrong, Mickey Scott was once again a beast. Accounting for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns passing and 112 yards and a touchdown rushing. Scott has now tallied 1,242 total yards and 16 touchdowns in only 3 games to start the season. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see Scott and this offense against Abilene Copper or Abilene High. But the question has been this: Can the Bobcat defense match the offense? On Friday they did!
Against Lubbock Coronado, who came into the game at 2-0, the Central defense made a statement with 2 goal line stands, 2 turnovers, and holding the Mustangs to 7 points for the game. Defensive Coordinator Mark Chester was raving about the effort and intensity that his defense played with. If the Bobcats can this kind of effort from both their offense and defense consistently, they are going to hard to beat! They'll try to do just that against Odessa High this weekend, who are coming off an emotional win over Permian in a thriller of a 33-30 game on Friday night.
As for the Lake View Chiefs, who were riding high after snapping a 9-game losing streak last week against Ft. Stockton, they couldn't get anything going against Big Springs.The offense struggled all night, and the defense couldn't hold up as the Steers rolled to a 48-0 win. It was a rough night for the Chiefs, but Coach Kuhlman and his boys will keep their heads up and try to rebound this weekend against a tough Midland Greenwood team.
In the game that many people were pegging as the best match up of the week, the #7 Sonora Broncos traveled to Wall to play #4 ranked Hawks. And in the first half, it looked like the Broncos might snap Wall's 10-game regular season winning streak. Sonora lead 7-6 at the break after a late second-quarter touchdown. But senior quarterback Luke Dacy and the Hawks offense came to life in the second half. Dacy racked up 148 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns as Wall took over in the second half. When it was all said and done, Coach Houston Guy's Hawks were 3-0, with a 35-14 win over a top-10 ranked team. Wall looks to continue their dominance against 3A Sweetwater this weekend.
Friday night was also a good night for area 1A teams as San Angelo TLCA and Christoval both won to remain undefeated. After two blowout wins, TLCA found itself in a tough fight with the Roby Lions, who were coming off a big win in Bronte the week before. The Eagles built a 12-0 lead in the third quarter and were able to hold on 26-14. A big thanks to the caller on the Friday Night Scoreboard Show, as we were getting conflicting reports on the score. At the same time, the Christoval Cougars were grinding out a tough 21-6 win against the McCamey Badgers. Christoval is now 3-0 and ranked #12 by Maxpreps in 1A-D2. The Cougars look to prove they are for real with a win this week over #11 Mason. It is not going to be easy as Mason is coming off its first regular season loss since 2010.
One thing for sure, it's gonna be a lot of fun. Be sure and join me, Catfish, and Jeff Jackson on Friday night to get caught up on all the action. 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:
* (f) – Favorite
(U) – Underdog