Leading into Week 5 matchups… our 5A edition of the Mother’s Window Tint Big Ten:
|1||Cedar Park||Won 41-0 vs Rouse||1|
|2||Dripping Springs||Won 35-13 vs Seguin||4|
|3||Georgetown||Won 62-3 vs Bastrop||3|
|4||Rouse||Lost 41-0 vs Cedar Park||8|
|6||Connally||Won 28-21 vs Elgin||10|
|7||McCallum||Won 38-33 vs LBJ||6|
|8||LBJ||Lost 38-33 vs McCallum||7|
|9||Bastrop||Lost 62-3 vs Georgetown||NR|
|10||East View||Lost 21-17 vs Cedar Creek||NR|
1. CEDAR PARK (4-0) QB Mak Sexton is back on track. 23-28 for 360 yards, 3 TDs 0 picks versus East View last was his best performance to date, while the defense continues its stingy ways. Their biggest test of the year is Friday, as they’ll play a Rouse team that’s had 2 weeks to prepare for the T’wolves.
2. DRIPPING SPRINGS (4-0) The Tigers are reaching new heights each week, as the defense shined in their last outing. Allowing only 7 points on the road to Tivy, and another shiny performance from QB Reese Johnson (3 TDs), we’re wondering who will stop the Tigers from going unbeaten in regular season play. They’ll host the Matadors of Seguin this Friday.
3. GEORGETOWN (4-0) You could argue that Drip and the Eagles are interchangeable at 2 and 3, and we’d agree. Chandler Herman continues to be our District 19-5A MVP front runner with another 400+ passing effort and 4 TDs against Elgin last week. The defense is showing signs of improvement – allowing only 20 to a Wildcats team that dropped 40+ the week prior. They’ll travel to Bastrop to face a Bears team coming off a lopsided victory over Cedar Creek.
4. ROUSE (2-1) We’re excited to see the Raiders back in action after their bye last week. Coming off a 65 point effort versus East View, the Raiders face the State’s #1 5A program Cedar Park. With 2 weeks to prepare, we’re wondering how Coach Mann’s squad will approach CPFB. Buckle up your seat belts.
5. TEMPLE (2-2) This is where strength of schedule comes into play. The 2 loss Wildcats still make out Top 5, with their most recent loss to 6A State 12th ranked Cedar Ridge last week.
6. CONNALLY (3-0) Many felt the Cougars win over Hutto last week was an upset, but Connally felt they were going to win the entire time. Our current reigning Team of the Week travels to Elgin for their first big district road test.
7. MCCALLUM (4-0) Connally’s win over Hutto weighed out to give them a spot above the Kinghts – but that takes nothing away from MAC’s 17-7 win over Akins last Thursday. A win versus LBJ on Friday could leap frog coach Charles Taylor’s team to Top 4 this time next week.
8. LBJ (3-1) The Jags outlasted an emotionally charged homecoming effort from Manor last week to win their 3rd of the season. Coach Jackson’s team is trending upward, with an exciting district opener versus long-time rival McCallum.
9. BASTROP (1-3) That’s the Bears team we expected to see this season. Coach Todd Patmon hopes their 43-7 win over Cedar Creek will jump start this talented program. Their follow up is no cake walk – welcoming our #2 Georgetown Football team into Memorial Stadium.
10. EAST VIEW (1-3) It doesn’t look good to have two 1-win teams in our Top 10, but with fewer teams to choose from (2 districts this year, compared to 3 the past 2 seasons), this happens. Granted, the Patriots gave Cedar Park a competitive time last week, despite losing top rusher Torrie Davis. That gave sophomore Zion Hester more touches – resulting in over 200 total yards versus the State’s top ranked team. There’s potential here, and a late run could snag the Pats the 4th final playoff spot from 19-5A.