October 25, 2017
Six man football teams converge on Gholson, Texas for Independent Bowl Series
Coaches from eight of the top ranked Six Man Independent Football Teams have agreed to meet in Gholson, Texas ISD football field on Saturday, November 11, 2017 to play a series of four six man football games.
By Shad Kline
Once again, this is a district that is a toss up. Medina is the front runner and are the favorites over Lometa this week, but Medina is still relatively new to sixman and not experienced in getting to the playoffs. Eden has the slight rating edge over Nueces Canyon, but this is sixman football, and its not enough of an edge to make it a guaranteed game. We will have to see how this week turns out before predicting the rest of the season. Still, I’m going to go with Medina, Eden, Lometa, Nueces Canyon as my district picks, but very likely to change by next week.
by: Shad Kline
Happy and White Deer will meet up on Friday for what is effectively the district championship. Happy is the heavy favorite and should come out on top, and their schedule only gets easier. McLean and Miami are playing what is virtually an elimination game. The winner will have a shot at taking out White Deer for the 2nd place spot and a playoff berth, even though it will be a long shot. McLean is the stronger team. Right now, I’m looking at the district to finish Happy, White Deer, McLean, and Miami, in that order.
The Newest Big Rivalry
by Cowboy Parks
Rivalries are one of the best parts of six-man football and most fans know about the established rivalries. Gordon – Strawn, Ropes – Meadow, and Abbott – Aquilla have been going for decades. In most cases, these will be very competitive games regardless of which team is the favorite.
By Garrett Ross
Follett- The Panthers played host to the Cowboys from Happy Friday night, but after a heavy dose of Colt McCarley, Follett was left feeling anything but happy. The Cowboys were the first to score and the last to score, in route to a 70-20 victory.
Leakey Football Moves Forward
The mood of the meeting was serious as the Leakey School Board quizzed the district’s Athletic Director, Donnie Dutton; Head Football Coach, Josh Stacey; Assistant Football Coach, Brian Leiker; and Principal, DeeAnna Blanton regarding the pros and cons of considering 6-Man Football. Athletic Director Dutton said, “Serious injuries have plagued the Leakey Eagle Junior High and High School teams this year as they faced older and larger players on the other teams.” Coach Stacey added that just last week a junior high school student broke his arm, and a high school student was diagnosed with a concussion.
by: Cowboy Parks
I’m running so late this week that I considered not doing a write-up. After some thought on it, I decided I couldn’t leave Sanderson’s performance unmentioned.
Gorman Panthers vs Iredell Dragons
With a large homecoming crowd there to support them, the Iredell Dragons made short work of the
Gorman Panthers. The Dragons were only 11 point favorites, but made a mockery of our prediction with
a 64-18 mercy-rule win.
Week 5 Games to Watch
Iredell Dragons vs Gorman Panthers
7:00 pm Saturday @ Iredell