Playoff spots on the line tonight in 6-4A games
South Hills (4-2, 3-2) vs. Western Hills (2-4, 2-3), Thursday at Farrington Field, 7:00pm
South Hills is 3-2 in district 6-4A and in a tie for the third playoff spot. Western Hills is a game behind at 2-3. A win by South Hills solidifies them in the playoff race. A Western Hills win moves them into playoff contention and really jumbles up the race for the third and fourth spot in the district. If you are a fan of the ground game, this will be the game for you. Both teams run the ball very well. South Hills features Antwan Bradshaw, the district’s leading rusher and scorer. His 901 yards and 15 touchdowns are enough to make him one of the top offensive threats in district 6-4A. Aaron Stevenson is the Cougars top rusher, running for 827 yards and 7 touchdowns. The statistical nod goes to South Hills, as their offense averages 31 points a game to Western Hills 23, and the Scorpion defense yields 19 points per game to the Cougars 24. However, stats mean nothing; the game is won on the field.
Carter-Riverside (2-4, 1-4) vs. O.D. Wyatt (3-3, 3-2), Thursday at Clark Stadium, 7:00pm
Carter-Riverside got their first district win last week, upsetting Dunbar 14-13. Wyatt is on a 3-game winning streak, after dropping their first two games to Southwest and Arlington Heights. The Chaparrals are starting to establish their running game. Donnie Rogers and X’eryus Dansby is the best duo in the district, combining for nearly 1,000 yards rushing and 7 rushing TD’s. Quarterback Ladell Marshall is hitting 50% of his passes and throws the ball well enough to keep opposing defenses guessing. The Eagles jumped out to the lead last week thanks in part to the play of quarterback Martin Arreguin. He threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Moore and ran for another. Afterwards, Carter-Riverside relied on their defense. They give up 27 points per game, but are very tough against the pass and proved last week that they can control the run, limiting Dunbar to only 108 rushing yards.
Dallas Madison (3-3, 1-0) vs. Diamond Hill-Jarvis (0-6, 0-1), Thursday at Handley Field, 7:00pm
Dallas Madison comes to Fort Worth to take on a struggling Diamond Hill-Jarvis team in a district 12-3A game. Madison brings in a balanced offense and has the ability to score on the ground or through the air. They are on a 3-game winning streak, outscoring their last three opponents by a combined 129 to 31. The Eagles are still trying to find their rhythm. They are a young team that is looking for players to step up and take control. Aaron Garcia has been the main weapon, rushing for 256 yards, catching three passes for 41 yards and even attempting a pass. He is also the teams leading scorer with three touchdowns. The Eagles defense will be severely tested and will need to be sharp to keep their team in this game.