Football Friday Night: Week Four
Another exciting night of high school football took place this past week, and district is off at full speed for the three major districts in the El Paso area (The 3A teams haven't yet begun district play).
Well, let's get going on rounding up the action of Week Four:
In our N3L Optics Game of the Week Eastlake proved three things in their 44-13 thumping of the Hanks Knights. The Falcons proved to be too much for the Knights, proved too be extremely improved with their first senior class and proved that it will be a three team race in District 2-4A for the district title.
In what proved to be the best game, Coronado survived another battle in beating Eastwood 35-20. I know that a 15-point victory hardly seems like surviving, but Eastwood played tough and was able to move the ball fairly freely against the Coronado defense with a wide receiver playing quarterback for the injured Mark Torrez. Richie Rodriguez and the Troopers showed plenty of fight and scrappiness in the loss and might have shown with this loss to be a contender for a playoff spot in 1-5A.
In the other games we covered, Andress downed Burges 24-6. Canutillo thrashed Parkland 47-0. El Paso shut out previously unbeaten Irvin 27-0. Del Valle destroyed anemic Riverside 42-0. Franklin's offense kept rolling, defeating Bel Air 71-14. And finally, Chapin trampled over Jefferson 40-7.
In the rest of the games, Alamogordo beat Socorro 33-13. Lordsburg shut out Anthony 41-0. Cathedral scored 27 unanswered point in the win over Fabens, 27-13. Clint trounced Tornillo 35-6. Ysleta went over .500 in district play for the first time in almost a decade, rolling over San Elizario 50-3. And Bowie defeated Austin 40-7 on Thursday night.
The district standings after this week look like this:
El Dorado 1-0
Bel Air 0-2
El Paso 1-0
Del Valle 3-0
San Elizario 0-3
Our Greater El Paso Football Showcase Offensive Player of the Week is David Armendariz of Eastlake High School. Armendariz was 9-15 for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. He added 86 yards and 1 TD on 18 carries.
Our One Source Federal Credit Union Defensive Player of the Week goes to the entire Canutillo defense for their utter domination of Parkland in their 47-0 victory.
The Week Five schedule-- our sixth week of coverage-- looks like this:
Coronado vs Franklin @ Sun Bowl (1-5A)
Bel Air vs Americas @ SAC (1-5A)
El Dorado vs Montwood @ SAC (1-5A)
Bowie vs Chapin @ Irvin (1-4A)
Canutillo @ Riverside (2-4A)
Burges @ El Paso (1-4A)
Ysleta @ Hanks (2-4A)
Socorro @ Eastwood (1-5A)
Irvin @ Austin (1-4A)
Jefferson @ Andress (1-4A)
Del Valle @ San Elizario (2-4A)
Horizon @ Parkland (2-4A)
Santa Teresa vs Cathedral @ Coronado
Lordsburg @ Tornillo
Mountain View @ Chaparral
Byes: Eastlake, Fabens, Clint