The day has finally come… the 2016 high school football season kicks into overdrive tonight with the first games of Week 1. Our FanstandATX Thursday Night Game of the Week is the Taco Shack Bowl between Anderson and McCallum (listen live on Talk 1370 and FanstandATX.com), but there’s also three other area games to satisfy your football craving.
Killeen Kangaroos @ Stony Point Tigers – 7:00pm, Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
The Tigers (6-4 in 2015) welcome the Kangaroos (2-8 in 2015) to kick off each team’s 2016 slate. Their last two matchups went the distance, with 2013 being decided in OT (36-33 Stony Point) and 2012 going to the ‘Roos, 42-41.
Elgin Wildcats @ Harker Heights Knights – 7:00pm, Leo Buckley Stadium (Killeen)
The Wildcats (1-9 in 2015) make the drive up Interstate 35 to take on the Knights (2-8 in 2015); Heights is ready to shake off last year’s injury-riddled season, but they’ll have to do it against Elgin’s experienced offense.
Crockett Cougars @ Akins Eagles – 7:30pm, Burger Center
South Austin gets in the swing with the Cougars (1-9 in 2015) taking on the Eagles (4-6 in 2015). Last year’s matchup was all Akins (42-6 in favor of the Eagles), but the Cougars gained some experience out of an otherwise challenging 2015 campaign.
Anderson Trojans @ McCallum Knights (Taco Shack Bowl XV) – 7:30pm, House Park
Our FanstandATX Thursday Night Game of the Week kicks off with an Austin tradition – the 15th annual Taco Shack Bowl. The Trojans (4-6 in 2015) are looking for their third rivalry win in a row; while the Knights (4-6 in 2015) are looking to start their own rivalry streak. Pregame at 7:15; kickoff at 7:30 on Talk 1370AM and FanstandATX.com.