By: Kevin Narro
With a majority of teams on a bye week, the rankings didn’t move too much. 30,31,32 6A and 32-5A begin their district play.
15.) Port Isabel-P.I is now (4-0) after an impressive road win vs La Feria. Omar Silva had the game of his life rushing for 448 yards on 34 carries. The Tarpons will take their unbeaten record into Brownsville, to square off against Tino Villarreal’s unbeaten Bloodhounds. P.I leads the series all time 3-1.
14.) Roma-The Gladiators are off to an (0-2) start in district play. Roma played a tough one vs Mission Veterans this past Friday night. I like what I saw in their defense along with Andy Maroquin under center. Look for Roma to bounce back in week 5 vs Rio Grande City.
13.) McAllen Rowe-After completing a perfect non district schedule, the Warriors are locked in and read for week one of district play. After seeing what this offense can to under Bobby Flores, keep an eye on this Warrior squad.
12.) Los Fresnos-The Falcons suffered their first loss of the year at the hands of the Mustangs. Los Fresnos went (2-1) in non district. Right out of the gate we have a dandy lined up, as 32-6A kicks off across the RGV. The Falcons will take on the Greyhounds in a week 5 clash.
11.)PSJA North-After a bye week, the Raiders picked up where they left off. The Black and Silver find themselves in a good spot heading into district play. The Tri-City match ups begin with PSJA North vs PSJA Memorial.
10.) Brownsville St. Joseph-The Bloodhounds will get a true test, with the young Sea Wall defense coming to town. St. Joe is looking to keep their offense hot behind Kai Money, should be a good one come Friday night.
9.) McAllen Memorial-Memorial snapped a two game skid this past Friday with an impressive road win at Los Fresnos. We are starting to see the three-headed monster bear fruit in Campbell Speights,Emilio Mendez and JoJo Williams. If these three continue to roll, beware of the stampede.
8.)Edinburg Vela-The SaberCats jump into district play with non other than Edinburg North. The fans,students and players are excited for the reuniting of the Edinburg schools. Indeed this is a rivalry renewed, and shall be a good one.
7.) Harlingen-After a bye week, the Cards square off against the speedy Hawks. It’s an early season Bird Bowl down in Harlingen.
6.) Weslaco East-Like a majority of the teams, the Wildcats had a bye week. 32-6A begins with a bang when East and Weslaco square off.
5.)Mission Veterans-Despite missing a few key players this past Friday night, the Patriots got the job done vs a tough Roma squad. Juan Barradas was a tackling machine Friday night, as the Pats defense pitched a second half shutout.
4.)Weslaco-The Panthers have a lot to be excited about, their defense is tough as nails while their offense is beginning to click. Weslaco will welcome in their cross town rival this Friday night.
3.)Edcouch-Elsa- The Jackets looked like a team on a mission Thursday night. The Huskies kept it close at halftime, until E-E turned to a ground and pound offense. E-E has plenty of weapons on offense and remain the favorite in 32-5A.
2.)Edinburg Economedes-The Jags will ride their momentum into Thursday night when they take on Edinburg High. Expect to see more of the same from this Jaguar team, run the ball and play defense.
1.)San Benito-The Greyhounds remain atop the list for another week, San Benny begins district with rival Los Fresnos. This game has shootout written all over it.
Teams to keep an eye on: Sharyland,Sharyland Pioneer,Harlingen South,Brownsville Veterans,PSJA,La Feria