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10/07/19

The Cooldown - 3 Thoughts from Week Six

DFW - Week Six

October is finally here. That means it’s time to start separating serious playoff contenders from the pretenders. I mentioned a few weeks ago that most teams don’t start hitting their stride until week seven. Well, week seven is upon us, so let’s find out who is for real and who isn’t.

  1. Southlake Carroll makes a statement win

Speaking of teams that are for real. The Dragons defeated Denton Guyer on Friday night despite a slow start. After falling in a 14-0 hole, SLC outscored Guyer 46-20 the rest of the night.

Sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers accounted for all six Dragon touchdowns on Friday night. Ewers passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 117 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. His 70-yard touchdown run late ended Guyer’s hopes of a comeback after the Wildcats had cut the lead to 39-34.

Southlake Carroll’s 46-34 win over Denton Guyer was easily the most impressive win in the metroplex in week six as the Dragons overcame some injuries and a hostile environment to get a leg up on the district championship. Despite the loss, Guyer can still be a dangerous team in the playoffs. Kaedric Cobbs rushed for 113 yards and a touchdown. Eli Stowers passed for 172 yards and rushed for 112 more with four total touchdowns. Watch out for both of these teams in the playoffs.

2. Aledo Survives Scare

Aledo is still without Jase McClellan and it showed last Friday. The Bearcats still have plenty of weapons but struggled to beat a really good Midlothian team. Normally this is where McClellan is the difference in the game. Aledo trailed 28-21 heading into the fourth quarter. The Bearcats survived 34-28 in overtime as the defense pitched a shutout in the fourth quarter and overtime, only allowing seven points in the third quarter after giving up 21 in the first half. Jo Jo Earle rushed for 55 yards and had 90 receiving yards and a touchdown. Midlothian tried to run the clock out, only attempting two passes, but Aledo was able to escape with the win.

3. 5A Division I a 3 headed monster
Normally I write about three games from the previous week, but I am switching it up this week because there were a good number of teams off with a bye week. I do want to talk about the 5A DI playoffs though. Highland Park has represented DFW in the 5A DI state game the last several years and won state three years in a row.

This year looks to be a more difficult year for the Scots to make it that far. Denton Ryan has been a worthy challenger in the past, but the Raiders look even more dangerous this year. The emergence of sophomore quarterback Garret Rangel has Frisco Lone Star looking like one of the most explosive teams in the whole state. More likely than not, one of those three teams will represent DFW in the 5A DI game this year.