Football Friday Night- Week Seven
Week Seven saw the beginning of district play for every El Paso-area district. There were three games that went down to the wire with the winners scoring the game-winners with two minutes or less to go in the ball game. Week Seven also saw Montwood still searching for their first win of the season and three 5A schools showing their dominance over the rest of their respective districts.
On Thursday Night, Americas dominated Socorro 58-21 to remain unbeaten 1-6A play.
In our Apex by Sunglass Hut Game of the Week, Canutillo showed they are above and beyond better than the rest of 1-5A with a dominating 42-7 victory over Andress.
Eastwood and El Dorado went back and forth throughout the night, tied late 34-34. Eastwood star quarterback Mark Torrez went down with an injury and replaced by wide receiver Richie Rodriguez. Rodriguez's first pass was picked off, which led to El Dorado scoring the go-ahead touchdown to go up 41-34. Eastwood drove down the field before El Dorado stopped the Troopers to hold on for the win.
Riverside jumped out to an early 14-0 lead before Hanks came back to tie. The Knights then scored to late first half touchdowns to take a 28-21 halftime lead. Riverside had a 35-28 lead in the third quarter before there was a lightning delay. After the delay, Hanks quickly tied up the game in the fourth quarter. Hanks was able to score the game-winner with 1:07 left in the game. The Rangers were driving the field before an interception was returned for what seemed to be another Knights' touchdown, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty disallowed the score leading to the final score of 41-35.
El Paso High was able to score an early touchdown before Irvin scored to tie the game before halftime. The Tigers finally drove in the fourth quarter and scored the game-winner with 40 seconds remaining in the game.
Even with all their injury troubles, Coronado was able to keep Montwood winless with a 17-7 victory.
Parkland defeated Horizon 22-6.
Chapin dominated Bowie 40-12.
Del Valle jumped out to a 42-3 lead before three late Ysleta touchdowns provided the final score of 42-23.
Eastlake clobbered Bel Air 55-7.
Clint defeated bitter rival Fabens 29-13.
Austin held on for a low-scoring 7-6 win over Jefferson for their first district victory.
San Elizario won their final non-district game 28-15 over Lordsburg.
Cathedral shutout McCurdy 53-0.
Andrews took care of business over Mountain View 62-0 to begin 2-4A Div 1 play.
Slaton dominated Tornillo 35-0 in their 2-3A Div 1 district opener.
Forsan trampled Anthony 51-0 to open 3-2A Div 1 play.
Let's update the district standings after Week Seven:
El Dorado 1-1
El Paso 3-1
Del Valle 3-0
Bel Air 1-2
2-4A Div 1
San Elizario 0-0
Mountain view 0-1
2-3A Div 1
Denver City 0-1
3-2A Div 1
Here is what Week Eight looks like:
Thursday, October 16
El Dorado vs Montwood @ SAC^
Friday, October 17
Parkland vs Eastlake @ SAC, 4:30 pm+
Americas vs Franklin @ Coronado^
Burges @ Canutillo*
Irvin vs Chapin @ Irvin*
Andress vs Jefferson @ Bowie*
Austin @ El Paso*
Hanks @ Ysleta+
Horizon @ Riverside+
Del Valle @ Bel Air+
Coronado vs Socorro @ SAC, 8 pm^
Fabens @ Mountain View&
Andrews @ San Elizario&
Cathedral @ Capitan (NM)
Brownfield @ Tornillo#
^= 1-6A, *= 1-5A, +=2-5A, &= 2-4A Div 1, #= 2-3A Div 1
We'll talk to you all next week on Football Friday Night!