November 30, 2008

Future Frogs move one step closer

Three rounds of Texas high school playoff football have been completed and the fourth round brings in some of the state's best match ups in all classifications. Of course, that means several of the current 2009 TCU football commitments are still leading their teams deep into the playoffs and more importantly one step closer to the coveted state championship.

Possibly the most exciting game Frog commitments participated in last week had to be the 55-48 win for the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs (12-1) over Russell Shepard and Cy-Ridge in Waco. Tanner Brock and Josh Boyce each had good games as Brock paced the defense with 17 total tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 sack. Meanwhile Boyce hauled in the catch of his career with a 40-yard touchdown catch with just nine seconds left. With the win the Dawgs reach the Class 5A Division II State Quarterfinals.

UP NEXT: vs. Klein Oak (10-1)
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Copperas Cove

Another exciting game took place in Corsicana as Waco Midway (12-1) defeated Highland Park 41-36. The Panthers reeled off their 12th consecutive victory and did so in convincing fashion racking up 299 rushing yards including 282 from John Hubert. Ty Horn had his best game of the year dominating the Scots defensive linemen with 6 pancakes and 5 knockdowns. The Panthers are in the Class 4A Division 1 state quarterfinals.

UP NEXT: vs. Longview (11-2)
When/where: 8:00 p.m. Saturday; Texas Stadium

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises coming from class 4A has been the play of the Trenton Thomas led Brenham Cubs (8-4). The Cubs have won seven of their last eight games and last week defeated the El Campo Ricebirds 21-13. Most convincing in the win was the Cubs run defense which limited El Campo to just 105 rushing yards. Trenton Thomas was one of the Cubs who shone for the Cubs and he will need to do so again as they face yet another tough battle in Dayton, who is led by quarterback Cody Green (Nebraska) and receiver A.J. Dugat (Houston).

UP NEXT: vs. Dayton (11-1)
When/where: 6 p.m. Saturday; Katy's Rhodes Stadium

In Class A, the state's #1 team continued it's roll to a perfect season as Maud defeated Normangee 42-22. The Cardinals actually trailed in the game in the third quarter 22-21 before pulling away in the final minutes. James Dunbar had a scoring run while [/db]Bryant House[/db] recovered a fumble that helped lead the Cardinals fourth quarter run. This week might be the most highly anticipated game of the season in class A as Dunbar, House, and Ray Burns will have to stop Cayuga and 2010 TCU prospect Traylon Shead, who has over 2,000 yards on the year, including 209 last week against Bremond.

UP NEXT: Cayuga (11-2)
When/where: 2 p.m. Saturday; Royse City

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