Game of the week
High school football week 7
Folks, instead of writing on a game this week I have decided to report on the district so far. Hope you enjoy the change-up I'm throwing at you. Oh yeah, that's baseball talk I apologize.
Let's start with the unexciting Austin bulldogs. They have proven that a football team cannot just throw the football and win contests. Taylor Woods is right up there with the other QBs in the league with 969 passing yards, but the Bulldogs aren't getting it done on the ground. For example, Dulles' Jarrell Oliver has as many yards as the entire Austin team. When is this program going to turn around? Coach Schreiber? If anybody has the answer I'd love to hear it.
Clements is looking bleak but they are staying in most games and playing hard until the end. That's always been a strong point for the Rangers for many years. They never quit. You can never count them out. They are 3-4 overall and 1-1 in district.
QB Austin Decell in only a few games has put up nice numbers with 4 td's and 411 yards passing. He's showing senior leadership along with Scott Garcia, who plays strong on both sides of the ball. Coach Keith Knowles needs to find a wide receiver like he's had in past years. They are really missing guys like Elliot Coffey and Walker Dille, both D-1 college players.
Kempner might just get that 4th spot in the district playoff race. The mighty Coogs are 4-3 overall and 2-0 in district. They are alive and well in district 23-5A. Head Coach James Brown has them believing again.
With the huge come from behind miraculous win against Bush, they are smelling blood. QB Julius White fuels the fire, and has right at 1,000 yards in personal offensive production. He can throw when needed, and when he gets a block he is an ESPN highlight reel to the end zone.
Coach Brown has really turned this program around and should be congratulated for his work.
Dulles is peaking and looking stronger as each week goes by. 3-3 overall and 1-0 in district play, they are looking strong for the 3rd or 4th spot in the playoffs. Jarrell Oliver, behind a sly offensive line, leads the ground attack. He has amassed 668 yards on the turf and 8 touchdowns. His per carry average is 6.61 yards. This kid will be playing on Saturdays next year folks. He is a terrorizing opponent for any defense. QB Zach Lathrop has kept his boys together and made some big plays. He's tossed for 936 yards, 6 td's and 6 interceptions. He throws with a high percentage of completions. I attended the Dulles Athletic Booster Club golf tournament today, and want to thank them for their hospitality. Creech has his team rolling, and the train isn't stopping.
The most show stopping, punishing team in the district this season is and will be the Elkins Knights. They are locked and loaded all over the field. They are very quick, strong, and execute on a ridiculous scale. They have played the toughest competition. They've done what's necessary and they are flat out impressive. QB Jake Burkhalter is a machine. He has thrown for 1,205 yards and 14 touchdowns. Yes, he throws a lot, but he throws with pin point accuracy. And he's smart. He's only thrown 2 interceptions all year. Coach Crivellaris team is poised for a big playoff run. How far they go really is up to them. Final 4? If they believe they will achieve.
I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to let me know you read and enjoy my column each week. My grandpa told me when I was young that you are only as good as your support system. Well, I have a great one in all of you, my loyal readers.
Until next time, make it a great one!.
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