Sorry Henrietta fans, but it’s not our fault

Note: I wrote this Saturday afternoon, but I guess I didn’t post it correctly then. Here it is now. I haven’t checked my email — after working till 2 a.m., I drove the family to Waco, took a small nap, went to the Nebraska-Baylor game and then am hanging out with my in-laws while writing…

Week 9 predictions

We’ve got a big slate of games going on this week. Lots of playoff spots in the air, some good rivalries and some district titles on the line. I already broke down the Holliday-Henrietta showdown in a previous blog post, so let’s look at the other meaningful games this weekend.

Henrietta-Holliday is HUGE!!!

Let’s be perfectly honest here. For weeks, folks from the towns of Holliday and Henrietta have waited for this matchup. People might have said the whole “one game at a time routine” and the coaches most likely had their players buying in. But eveyone else has been circling this one on the calendar ever since…

Playoff scenarios

I’ve talked to coaches, punched numbers into calculators and gone over different possibilities and scenarios for several of our districts. There’s a couple that are pretty clear-cut. And there’s also some districts with infinite possibilities. Like did you know that besides the coin flip scenario in 9-A I blogged about the other day, there’s also…

redmen_71 wins this week’s “Sack Zach”

Seven different people tied for the most correct picks last weekend with 11, and several have already won “Football Freak” T-shirts. So I decided to go with the person nearest the tiebreaker who hadn’t already won as this week’s winner, and it was redmen_71. He missed the Graham and Newcastle games. Redmen_71, please e-mail me…

Week 8 predictions

This is the week where playoff pictures become more clear. Very few teams will have clinched after Friday night, but lots of teams will be one game away from doing so. So next week will feature the first of two weekly blog breakdowns on who’s in, who can get in and who is out. For…

9-A has tiebreaker written all over it

Last year, 9-A was pretty uneventful. No “Holy Crap” upsets, Archer City was hardly tested at 5-0, and the rest of the teams were slotted 4-1, 3-2, 2-3, 1-4 and 0-5. It was a far cry from the last couple years for the district. In 2006, Archer City beat Petrolia in the season finale to…

A string of blowouts and other weekend thoughts

I have covered the most riveting ending to a game this year — Seymour’s goal-line tackle that beat Olney in the second week of the season. Awesome game that was competitive the whole way through. And the other five games I have covered — well, not so much. As I was driving back to the…

RedRaider83 wins Sack Zach

RedRaider83 got 13 of 14 picks right this week to win “Sack Zach” for the second week this season. He only missed Windthorst-Petrolia (everyone did) and was the only one to get Millsap over Jacksboro. Four others, including me, got 12 of 14 right. The important year-to-date standings (remember there is a prize) are: 1.…

Don’t think I’ve ever seen this before

It’s halftime of the Burkburnett-Vernon game (though I’m not sure it’s much of a game). The Bulldogs are winning 35-7. The amazing thing is they have 340 rushing yards in one half. They are averaging 11.7 yards per attempt. I don’t think I have ever seen this before. And 500 yards should be a shoo-in,…

Week 7 predictions

I’m running a little behind this week. And while every district game is important, this week’s slate is lacking the sexy matchups that filled last week. So we’ll do a quick one-sentence look at every game; * The Colony at WFHS — Both lost close games to Little Elm in successive weeks. The Coyotes must…

Must-win games for several teams

No one wants to start district out at 0-2. It pretty much means there is no margin of error the rest of the season. It’s not impossible to come back from an 0-2 start. But it doesn’t happen very often at all. I remember Archer City began 0-2 with losses to Munday and Seymour in…

Some surprises, some I saw coming

You gotta love district football season. It’s hard to gauge teams against another in non-district, and even some scores amongst common opponents don’t tell the full story. But once district starts, it’s a lot easier to seperate the contenders from the pretenders. I thought last week provided some telling info. Some “upsets” to use the…

Lion2701 wins this week’s “Sack Zach”

I thought there were a lot of toss-ups on this week’s picks, and I was right. And a few upsets — City View beating Nocona to name one — really made things wild. Lion2701 won by getting 10 of 14 games correct. Me and two others were right behind him with nine. So Lion 2701,…

Week 6 predictions

As the rain kept coming down in droves Thursday night, I kept thinking how the weather will make a big impact in some outcomes. Obviously, both teams have to play in it. But the best way to slow down speed is to have to play on a sloppy, mucky, torn-up field. So who will this…

Levi Johnston’s sudden fame land him gig with Playgirl

I overheard a conversation this morning between a couple of female co-workers. They were talking about Levi Johnston posing nude for Playgirl magazine. I must be out of touch. First off, I didn’t know who Levi Johnston was. Second, I didn’t know Playgirl was still in business. Had Americans made the wrong decision last year…