Three Games of Interest for WK5
Wednesday, 21st September 2022 - 7:27AM

Garrett Ross

It’s hard to believe that we’re already a quarter of the way through the season, but as September begins to wind down the pressure begins to rise. Here are a few games of interest to keep an eye on heading into week four of the Texas high school football season.

Longview (4-0) vs Lancaster (3-1)

Longview comes into this game ranked as the No. 1 team in Class 5A DI with decisive victories over McKinney Boyd, Marshall, Tyler Legacy, and Lufkin. The Lobos’ explosive offense (52.3PPG) is led by five-star WR Jalen Hale and four-star RB Taylor Tatum.

While their offense has no problem finding the end zone, opposing offenses can’t seem to find a way to score on Longview’s defense either. The Lobos are currently outscoring their opponents 209-28, which is a 181-point differential.

Lancaster won’t be intimidated by Lobos however, as their last opponent was Class 6A No. 6 Denton Guyer. The Tigers themselves are ranked No. 3 in Class 5A DI, and hold victories over Dallas Skyline, South Oak Cliff, and McKinney North.

The Tigers offense put 74-points up last week, and their 27-points against Guyer have been the most scored this season against the Wildcats. Lancaster’s season came to an end last year against Longview 34-14, but now that the two are district foes, playoff seeding is on the line this time.

Location & Time:
7:30 p.m. Friday at Longview’s Lobo Stadium

China Spring (4-0) vs Parish Episcopal (3-1)

China Spring showed once again last week why they’re the No. 2 team in Class 4A DI, as they completely dismantled Waco Connally 51-21. Cougars QB Cash McCollum led the way through the air with 199-yards and 1TD, while RB Kyle Barton controlled the ground attack with 126-yards and 1TD.

Parish Episcopal comes into this game off their first loss of the season to South Oak Cliff 31-28. The Panthers have relied heavily on running back duo Cedric Mays II (268-yards, 1TD) and Reid Maddux (265-yards, 2TD).

Sophomore quarterback Sawyer Anderson, who currently holds 14 offers from around the country, has struggled with accuracy at times this season leading to 6INT. When he’s been on, Anderson has thrown for 831-yards and 11TD.

Location & Time:
7 p.m. Friday at Parish Episcopal’s Gloria H. Snyder Stadium

Silsbee (4-0) vs West Orange-Stark (2-2)

Silsbee comes into this game ranked No. 7 in Class 4A DII. The Tigers offense has been held under 48-points once this season, as they defeated Nederland 24-16 on September 9th, and they’re outscoring their opponents 169-57.

WOS has dropped back-to-back games against Port Neches-Groves and Newton, and are trying to avoid their first three-game skid since 2001. The Mustangs did defeat the one common opponent they shared this season with Silsbee, Nederland, 32-0 to open the season.

The district opener between these two Golden Triangle powers will have a little extra spice this season, as WOS finds themselves on a 61-game district winning-streak. The last time that the Mustangs dropped a district game was back in 2009, when ironically they fell to Silsbee 13-7.

Location & Time:
7:30 p.m. Friday at Silsbee’s Tiger Stadium
Printable Version  Printable Email to a friend!  Send To Friend

View Printer Friendly Version