The Cooldown - Week 11

DFW - Week Eleven
It’s playoff time in Texas! That means just six weeks and six wins stand between teams and hoisting a state championship trophy at AT&T Stadium the weekend before Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Let’s recap week eleven and look ahead to the playoffs!

The Battle of Beltline - DeSoto vs. Cedar Hill
The game lived up to the hype as it so often does. DeSoto scored as time expired to cut the Cedar Hill lead to one. All the Eagles had to do was kick an extra point, but head coach Claude Mathis wanted to end the game right there as he rolled the dice on a two point conversion. Quarterback Samuri Collier’s pass was batted down, and Cedar Hill escaped with a 28-27 win and a district championship.

Both Cedar Hill and DeSoto will face a tough test in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Cedar Hill is in 6A DII and will potentially face Denton Guyer in the 2nd round. The winner of that probable matchup has a good chance to win region one. DeSoto is in 6A DI and faces Skyline in the first round. The Eagles are looking at a potential 2ndround date with Southlake Carroll. If they are are able to make a deep playoff run, they will still have to beat Duncanville to make it out of region one.

The Battle of the Axe
Marcus and Lewisville renewed their rivalry last weekend and it was one of the better games of the weekend. Marcus prevailed in overtime 48-42 as Garret Nussmeier passed for 457 yards and five touchdowns.

The Marauders rolled up an astounding 629 yards of total offense. Ty’son Edwards gained 156 yards on the ground and added a touchdown. Marcus and its dynamic offense look poised for a deep playoff run. That playoff run will begin with a first round game against Keller Central. Lewisville will have to face an undefeated Southlake Carroll team in the first round.

Arlington Lamar- Arlington
Another week eleven game that came down to the wire was the Lamar- Arlington game. Lamar (9-1) led for much of the game, but a Kris Sims touchdown run gave the Colts a 33-28 lead late in the fourth quarter. Lamar QB Jack Dawson found Trevon West in the end-zone with just seconds to go to lift Lamar to a thrilling 34-33 win.

They'll open up the playoffs with Euless Trinity (9-1) and could potentially see Southlake Carroll in round three. Arlington will play in 6A DII and will face Richland in the first round. Arlington is looking at a tough potential matchup with Denton Guyer in round three.

We will have extensive playoff coverage every week and we’re all excited to see who makes it to Arlington for the state championships!