Chance at perfection either way

Right now four weeks into the season, there are six area teams with spotless records and seven that are still looking for its first win. So I thought we could look at which games would stand in the way of perfection, and for the winless teams, which chance represents the best chance at a victory:

Week 3 observations

By now you know Rider is 0-3. But it is still hard to believe. I have little doubt they will win district, especially if they beat Denton Ryan this Friday. But do these three losses foreshadow another close playoff defeat? I guess we will have to wait and see. Other thoughts from the weekend:

Week 3 predictions

I have been thinking it for weeks. Texasfootballratings.com backed me up yesterday. Usually after a couple of weeks, the Texas high school football website, which has ratings for every team, predicts how a team will finish if the season ended now (based on those rankings). Then they simulate the playoffs, and the results from this…

Too much time on my hands

So I was sitting around the house, and after blogging about covering Bowie and Jacksboro for the first time, I decided to go back and see how many times I have covered each team. I have been covering games since 2002 (as a full-time writer since 2004), a little bit more than a 100 or…

Week 2 observations

In my four-plus years of being the area high school football writer for this paper, I have covered lots and lots of teams. Windthorst, with its deep playoff runs, probably tops the list. Holliday, Iowa Park, Vernon, Henrietta and Graham are all up there too. There were still three 11-Man area teams I had not…

Week 2 predictions

It is about four hours until Rider hits prime time, so it is the perfect time to make my predictions for this week’s action. Two weeks of football are in the books, so some certainties have become transparent. But at about this time last year, Seymour was 1-2. No one dared think the Panthers had…