DFW - Week Eight
There are just three weeks left in the regular season. Playoff races are starting to take shape as games become more and more important. Let’s recap week eight and look ahead to the always important week nine in the metroplex.
Trinity gets big win over Weatherford
Trinity cruised past Weatherford 41-20 to take control of district 3-6A. The Trojans beat Weatherford on the ground and the Kangaroo offense couldn’t keep pace with Trinity. Zechariah Moore and Ollie Gordon led the way as Trinity scored all of its touchdowns on the ground.
Elsewhere in the district, Richland upset San Angelo Central to move in to second place. That means with the loss to Trinity, Weatherford falls to 1-2 in district and now finds itself on the outside looking in of the playoff race.
Game of the Week
Frisco Lone Star survived a scare against The Colony. Both offenses started slow as the Rangers built a 6-3 lead over The Colony in to the second quarter and would have to hang on to win a shootout, 41-38. Jake Bogdon had a fantastic game, scoring two touchdowns and rushing for 210 yards while Marvin Mims had 134 yards receiving and caught both touchdown passes from Garret Rangel, one of them an artistic masterpiece (check the highlights below).
Mikey Harrington was spectacular once again, throwing three touchdown passes and passing for 335 yards. Lone Star will remain as one of the best teams in the state and one that could definitely make it to the state championship game, but The Colony has the playmakers for a deep playoff run as well.
Allen continues to progress
Allen flexed its muscles against the second-best team in its district this weekend. The Eagles knocked off Jesuit in convincing fashion, 58-33. Senior QB Raylen Sharpe did it all, rushing for 111 yards and passing for 367 more and three touchdowns. Those are numbers Kyler Murray would be proud of! Allen has had its fair share of question marks this season, but the Eagles looked poised for another deep playoff run.
Shoutout to E.J. Smith for the run of the night - it made it onto the national broadcast of the Cowboys-Eagles games on NBC. Al Michaels gushing over a "taller yet just as shifty" version of Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith.
Jesuit may not be as good as some of the teams Allen might face in December, but if Sharpe can continue to be the dual threat he was against Jesuit, the Eagles are as good a bet as anyone to make a run to the state championship game.
Allen still has Prosper left on the schedule. Prosper’s only loss is to Jesuit, but Allen shouldn’t have much trouble against the Eagles. Celdon Manning will play a big role in any potential playoff run, but Allen will be a team to keep an eye on yet again.