October 30, 2008
Future Frog Tracker: Halloween edition
This week's Future Frog Tracker brings us a week closer to the start of the state playoffs. Last week, the future Frogs amassed a 9-3 record along with their respective teams. Here is a rundown of the 2009 class members and where they will be buckling up the old chin strap this weekend.
#8 Copperas Cove (8-0) @ A&M Consolidated (5-3)
The jump to 5A has been much easier than anticipated for the Dawgs. Copperas Cove has been destroying their opponents this year and this game should be more of the same. TCU commits, Tanner Brock and Josh Boyce have been leading the charge. Brock has 125 tackles on the year including 15 TFL and Boyce has 29 receptions for 694 yards and 8 TD's.
#1 Maud (8-0) vs. Detroit (2-5)
It doesn't look like anyone will be able to stop the 1A juggernaut, Maud. The Cardinals are leaving no doubt as they roll through district play. Next up for James Dunbar, Bryant House and Ray Burns is Detroit. The state championship seems to be a foregone conclusion at this point.
#9 Waco Midway (7-1) vs. Waco (5-3)
Ty Horn has been an animal. He continues to devour any and all lineman that dare to line up across from him. After stumbling in the first week of the season, Midway has realed off 7 straight wins. Expect another win against rival Waco.
Beaumont Ozen (1-6) vs. Port-Neches Groves (3-4)
Justin Isadore has been one of the lone bright spots for Ozen. Just last week he compiled 20 tackles and on the year he now has over 100. The talented LB/S prospect hopes to lead his team to a win and out of the district cellar.
Sherman (7-1) @ McKinney (4-4)
Waymon James may be the best running back in the state. Altough he's averaging just under 14 carries per game, the dynamic back has amassed 1,360 yards and 19 TD's. Showing his true, duel threat potential, James has also hauled in 19 passes for 251 yards and 3 more scores. James should have another field day this week against McKinney setting up the annual showdown with Dennison next week.
Brownwood (4-4) vs. #13 Sweetwater (7-1)
Lion gunslinger Casey Pachall took last week's loss to Graham extremely hard. The big quarterback will look to keep Brownwood's playoff hopes alive this week with a win over #13 Sweetwater. On the year, Pachall has thrown for 2,283 yards and 27 TD's. He's also done a number on the ground to the tune of 514 yards and 7 TD's.
Dallas Jesuit (2-6) vs. McKinney Boyd (3-5)
Eric Tausch and his Ranger teammates will look to get back on the winning track this week. The 6'2" 280 pound offensive lineman has been a terror on the line of scrimmage this year. The Frogs got themselves a reall bulldog in Tausch.
Brenham (4-4) @ Magnolia (4-3)
The Cubs started out slowly but have come on in district play. Safety prospect, Trenton Thomas has been a wrecking ball from the defensive backfield. He will attempt to help lead the Cubs to the state playoffs with another win this week.
<#20 Wichita Falls Rider (5-3) vs. Little Elm (0-8)
After starting off slowly, the Raiders have gone 5-0 in district. Safety prospect, Jurell Thompson has seen an increased roll on the offensive side of the ball. He continues to do what he does best as a safety and that's hit everything that moves. Look for the Raiders to move to 6-3.
Trinity Valley C.C. (5-3) vs. Arkansas Baptist College (?)
Malcolm Williams and his Trinity Valley teammates should have no problems dispatching of Arkansas Baptist. Williams has been stellar this year with 1 INT(75 yd TD return), 1 sack and 28 tackles from his safety position. The physical safety fits in perfectly with head coach Gary Patterson's agressive style of defense.
Bellaire Episcopal (5-2) @ Houston Christian (?)
John Wooldridge is 1/3 of the impressive offensive line group that the Frogs have coming in the 2009 class. The 6'5" 290 pound tackle has been abusing defenders all year long. To make matters worse for opposing teams, Wooldridge has been trying his hand at defensive tackle as well. Houston Christian looks like they are in deep trouble this weekend.
Edna (3-5) @ Goliad (4-4)
After a rough start, the Edna Cowboys have turned things around. A win over Goliad will help D.J. Yendrey and his mates take one step closer to securing a playoff spot in 3A. The 6'4" 245 pound Yendrey has a nice frame to build on and could turn into a very nice defensive end prospect for the Frogs. After seeing Yendrey and the other future Frogs at last week's Wyoming game, you get the feeling that this is a special class indeed.
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