It's Week 10/Week 6 of the #txhsfb season, and with the uncertainty around everything, some games have already started this week (Monday and Tuesday) with more throughout the rest of the week, including Wednesday night. Some schools are trying to play six district games within a 29-day span to have a complete schedule.
Here, we look at three area games as the district slate winds down and playoffs loom for classes 4A and under.
Wills Point (1-5) vs. Sunnyvale (2-4)
Wills Point enters this 6-4A DII matchup with Sunnyvale having lost its five games by an average of 40 points per contest. It's lone win was a 21-0 win over Paris North Lamar to end its pre-district slate. The five losses match the team's loss totals for the last two years, still with three games to play. Sunnyvale has won two of its last three games played, including handing Quinlan Ford its first loss of the year last week.
Sunnyvale head coach John Settle's main focus: "We have to overcome the quirkiness that is playing on Wednesday first! Then I think it comes down to my kids to continue to get better each week and execute."
Farmersville (2-5) vs. Nevada Community (2-4)
Staying in 6-4A DII is a matchup of two-win teams. Farmersville thumped Wills Point last week by 27 after dropping its previous four matchups. Last week's win matches the win total from a year ago with two games left on the schedule. Nevada Community had its two-game win streak snapped by district leader Caddo Mills last week. Community has three games left on the schedule and is looking to get one in the district win column.
Farmersville head coach Brandon Hankins' main focus: "We will have to control their running game. They are very well coached and play hard. It will be a tough challenge"
Nevada Community head coach Dustin Blann's main focus: "We are going to have to be mentally prepared to deal with the weather. It won't be comfortable. It's going to be nasty out there. We can't let that stop us from executing our game plan."
Brownwood (3-4) vs. Waxahachie Life (2-6)
It's a weird schedule disparity matchup between Brownwood and Waxahachie Life. Brownwood, including this game, has three more on the calendar while Life is looking at its season finale. Last time out, Brownwood trounced Alvarado by 33 after dropping three of its last four games. Life is on a two-game skid and lost four of its last five, having been outscored by an average of 43.8 to 12.
Waxahachie Life head coach Micah Stanley's main focus: "We must focus on executing every single play. We can't worry about the last play whether it was good or bad, we have to play in the moment and execute every snap."