Four games to focus on in Week 10
Thursday, 27th October 2022 - 5:14AM

Garrett Ross

The final week of October brings us to Week 10 of the Texas high school football season, where only nine teams sit at 9-0 out of over 1500 programs from across the state. Some programs have already clinched a playoff berth, while others are fighting to keep their seasons alive.

Here are four games to focus on in Week 10.

Southlake Carroll (8-0, 5-0) vs Byron Nelson (8-0, 5-0)

Southlake Carroll enters this game ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 6A and have won their past two games by a total of 91-10, despite not having starting quarterback Kaden Anderson available. The Dragons have outscored their opponents 393-72, while averaging 49.2PPG and pitching two shutouts and allowing double-digits twice this season.

Byron Nelson is currently ranked No.18 in Class 6A, with a majority of their victories coming in blowout fashion. The Bobcats offense leads all schools in the DFW Metroplex, while averaging 55.1PPG. Despite their success this season, Byron Nelson has historically struggled against the Dragons, dropping six straight games.

Both teams have clinched the playoffs coming out of District 4-6A, but the winner of this game will claim the district championship.

Location & Time:
7:00 p.m. Friday at Southlake’s Dragon Stadium

Madisonville (5-3, 2-0) vs Connally (6-2, 3-0)

While Madisonville has put together a nice season so far that has placed them in a position to compete for the District 11-4A DII championship, it won’t come easy. The Mustangs offense is averaging 40.3PPG, but they’ve lost every game they haven’t scored over 28 points this season.

Connally comes into this game winners of three straight, after falling to Class 4A DI No. 1 China Spring and Brownwood in consecutive weeks. The Cadets offense is electrifying, even without 4-star ATH Jelani McDonald available at times this season, which has allowed junior Kiefer Sibley to burst on the scene.

Regardless of the outcome of this game, both teams have clinched a playoff berth.

Location & Time:
7:00 p.m. Friday at Madisonville’s Mustang Stadium

Franklin (8-0, 4-0) vs Cameron Yoe (6-2, 4-0)

Franklin is currently ranked No. 1 in Class 3A DI after knocking off the defending Class 3A DI champs Lorena 49-35 last week. The Lions offense is averaging 51PPG and runs through Baylor commit Bryson Washington, who rushed for 6TD last week alone.

Cameron Yoe is looking to reclaim their championship pedigree and find themselves ranked No. 6 in Class 3A-DI heading into this game. The Yoemen have won four consecutive games, with their pair of losses this season coming to 4A DII No. 5 Bellville and Waco Connally.

The winner of this game should be crowned District 11-3A DI champion, with both teams headed to the postseason.

Location & Time:
7:30 p.m. Friday at Franklin’s Hedrick Field

Duncanville (7-0, 5-0) vs Desoto (7-1, 5-0)

Duncanville is currently ranked No. 3 in the state in Class 6A and hopes to finally clinch that elusive state championship. The Panthers are once again loaded with DI talent across their roster and hold a 40-0 district winning streak dating back to 2016.

The success of Duncanville starts on the defensive side of the ball, where they just 10.7PPG, with their most points given up this season were 28 to Cedar Hill the last week of September.

Desoto ranks No. 9 in Class 6A and has no shortage of playmakers themselves, including quarterback DJ Bailey who had thrown for over 1,700 yards and 17TD this season. The Eagles are averaging 42.3PPG and they dominated Dallas Skyline last week 63-0.

The winner of this game will be crowned District 11 6A champion. Duncanville has won the past four matchups in this rivalry series, but Desoto was the last team to defeat the Panthers in district play.

Location & Time:
7:00 p.m. Friday at Duncanville’s Panther Stadium
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