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09/30/19

The Cooldown - 3 thoughts from Week Five

DFW- Week Five

We are five weeks in and most DFW area teams have played four games and have six remaining on the schedule. The next few weeks will help create some separation from teams as we start to get a better idea at who might have a deep playoff run and potentially represent the metroplex at the state championship games. Here are my thoughts on week five.

1.
Trinity continues win streak over L.D. Bell

Trinity hasn’t lost to L.D. Bell since before any of its current students were born. In fact, even several of the most recent graduating classes weren’t born the last time L.D. Bell beat Trinity back in 1997.

The Trojans continued their dominance against Bell with a 42-7 win last weekend. The closest Bell has come to beating Trinity during the streak was a 30-20 loss in 2008.

Trinity actually attempted more passes than its opponent for once. Marcus Ervin completed nine of 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. In classic Trinity fashion, five different Trojans found the end-zone on the ground.

Trinity has had a few close calls this season, but the Trojans are 4-0 with district play ahead of them and a chance to enter the playoffs undefeated. The Trojans are a team to keep an eye on the rest of the season.

2. Longview rolls over Rockwall

What many expected to be a great game between the two best teams in district 11-6A turned out to be a blowout. Star Rockwall receiver Jaxson Smith- Njigba was injured early in the game and wouldn’t return.

Haynes King had a great game for Longview, passing for 82 yards and a touchdown while running for 91 yards and five touchdowns. Braedon Locke passed for 115 yards for Rockwall but struggled with Smith- Njigba.

Longview has a clear path to an undefeated regular season with Rockwall out of the way. The Lobos dominating 49-3 win inspires confidence for another deep playoff run, and maybe even another state championship.

3. Frisco stays undefeated

Frisco would see a 22-0 lead dissipate and eventually turn in to a deficit. Down 31-28 and needing a touchdown to win the game outright, quarterback Caree’ Green delivered.

This pass to Chase Lowery set up a Bryson Clemens game winning touchdown as Frisco stayed undefeated and 3-0 in district play. Green engineered the game winning drive and passed for 161 yards and a touchdown for the game. Clemens rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner, of course.

The Racoons have home games against Princeton and Denison coming up, as well as a road game against Lake Dallas. Frisco is officially a team I will be keeping an eye on over the next several weeks.