High School has now entered district play for the three major El Paso-area districts.  Four weeks have been played as we enter Week Four of the season-- first week is known as Zero Week.

In the N3L Optics Game of the Week pitted the Americas Trail Blazers against the hosting Coronado Thunderbirds.  In a shocking first half, Coronado jumped out to a big 38-14 halftime lead.  Americas put up a huge fight in the second half but fell short as Coronado survived 38-35.

In other games, El Dorado ran all over Eastwood, 49-17.  Chapin notched its first win of the season with a 26-14 win over Burges.  Horizon's offense has disappeared as Canutillo ran away 49-7.  Montwood trampled Bel Air 49-14.  Del Valle its dominance of district 2-4A with a 54-7 trouncing of Parkland.  Eastlake got the easy victory over San Elizario, 54-0.  Ysleta ended a 17-year losing streak against Riverside with the 10-0 shutout.

In games where we didn't have a reporter present, Alpine destroyed Anthony 60-0.  Centennial beat Fabens 63-21.  Tornillo shut out Van Horn 18-0.  Mountain View destroyed Mesilla Valley Christian 59-7.  Gadsden defeated Santa Teresa 30-10.  Clint survived against Cathedral, 21-15.  In six-man action, Immanuel Christian trounced Jesus Chapel 64-18.

District 1-5A Standings:

Coronado 1-0

Montwood 1-0

Franklin 1-0

El Dorado 1-0

Americas 0-1

Eastwood 0-1

Bel Air 0-1

Socorro 0-1

District 1-4A Standings:

Chapin 1-0

Burges 0-1

All other teams were off this week.

District 2-4A Standings:

Del Valle 2-0

Eastlake 2-0

Canutillo 1-0

Hanks 1-0

Ysleta 1-1

Horizon 0-2

Riverside 0-2

San Elizario 0-2

Our Greater El Paso Senior Showcase Offensive Player of the Week goes to Steven Montez, who passed for 273 yards and six touchdowns.  Our One Source Federal Credit Union Defensive Player of the Week goes to the Ysleta Indian defense that completely shut down and shut out the Riverside Rangers, breaking a 17-game losing streak over their rival in the process.

Our Week Four schedule:

N3L Optics Game of the Week: Hanks vs. Eastlake @ SAC

Andress @ Burges

Parkland @ Canutillo

Eastwood @ Coronado

El Paso @ Irvin

Chapin @ Jefferson

Riverside @ Del Valle

Franklin @ Bel Air

San Elizario @ Ysleta

Chaparral @ Gadsden

Cathedral @ Fabens

Austin @ Bowie- Thursday

Roswell @ Santa Teresa

Socorro @ Alamogordo

Byes: Americas, El Dorado, Horizon, Mt. View, Montwood