There are many different ways to tell a story. Some start with the happy news and end with an eye opening slap in the face, others just the opposite. I prefer the latter. Last Friday night, the San Angelo Central Bobcats were slapped early and often when they squared off against Tascosa High in Amarillo. Turnovers (7) and mental mistakes helped hand the Bobcats their first loss of the season, leaving Amarillo with a heavy dose of reality.

Now for the happy part of the story.

The Christoval Cougars made a strong case for second in district 6-1A with a 60-20 extermination of the Hornets from Irion County. The Cougs were led by senior WR Mitchell Lane who hauled in 105 yards receiving with a TD, 72 yards rushing and a TD, and a 72 yard kickoff return for six more. The district front-runner the TLCA Eagles relied on defense to get the job done in Miles, shutting down the Bulldogs 12-7.

Sonora made their case for the district 3-2A front runner, outlasting the Alpine Bucks 43-33. The Broncos were led by RB Chance Campbell who returned from a broken collarbone rushing for 204 yards and 3TDs and recorded an interception on defense to turn the game around for the Broncos in the second half. Other running backs tearing up the turf Friday night:

  • Luis Castillo RB/LB - Mason Punchers - 149 yards rushing, 2TDs, 2 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
  • Tyler Galindo RB - Ozona Lions - 127 yards rushing, 2TDs, 35 yards receiving, 1TD.
  • Cade Latham RB/DB - Water Valley Wildcats 2 INTs, 1 sack ,3 total TDs on offense.

The aforementioned Latham and the Wildcats will travel to Jayton this week to take on the six-man division II number one ranked Follett Panthers. In a national poll released Tuesday, the Panthers hold the number 2 spot in the nation and Water Valley right behind them at number 4. Water Valley's Kellen Kirkland is arguably the best spread back in six-man football. The man who would argue that statement is Follett's Dakota Woods. Woods was the DII six-man player of the year last season, and he can get the job done with his legs and his arm.

The San Angelo Central Bobcats look to bounce back when Permian comes to San Angelo stadium Friday night. Permian is not the Panthers of old, but as the Bobcats learned last week, you cannot overlook any opponent in the "Little Southwest Conference." Our 97.5 KGKL game of the week features the Eldorado Eagles vs. the Miles Bulldogs. Boomer Kingston will have the call starting at 7:15pm. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30.

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: