The race for District 1-5A has been opened wide open with what many are considering a huge upset.  And so, as we enter the late season run, the race for district championships and playoff spots is beginning to take full shape.  The season has been full of surprise teams entering the hunt and teams expected to contend currently on the outside looking in.

Let's recap our last week of coverage:

In our N3L Optics Game of the Week, Montwood started off slowly in the first half for a second straigth week, but this they didn't have enough in the tank to complete a comeback against the very prepared Americas team.  The Trailblazers jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and led 24-14 at the half.  After an early second half field goal by Americas extended the lead to 27-14, Montwood scored a touchdown to pull within six points at 27-21.  This time, however, Montwood didn't complete the comeback as Americas pulled away to a 47-28 victory.

It is very rare to see many field goals kicked, much less made, in high school football, but that is exactly what we witnessed as Irvin and Burges combined to make five such made kicks in their triple overtime defensive slugfest.  Both teams scored a touchdown in the first half, but couldn't muster much else the rest of the game.  Both teams scored a field goal late in the game to send the game to overtime.  Both teams went scoreless in the first overtime and split field goals in the second overtime.  But Irvin kept Burges scoreless then scored clinching field goal in the third overtime to close out a 16-13 win.

In other games, Andress pulled away in the second half over Bowie 27-7. Del Valle dominated Hanks 54-10. Eastlake had an offensive outbourst over Ysleta 52-14.  Riverside notched their first win of the season, beating Horizon 21-16. Chapin ran over Austin 48-0.  Canutillo trampled San Elizario 60-6.  Jefferson pulled the surprise upset over El Paso 22-7. El Dorado shut out Socorro 41-0.  Pecos trounced Mountain View 59-10.  Same for Clint over Anthony, 56-6.  Fabens went to Fort Stockton and came home with a 48-28 victory.  And Tornillo defeated Academia Juarez 26-3.

Our Greater El Paso Football Showcase Offensive Player of the Week goes to Q. Drennan from Americas.  Drennan was an offensive Jack-of-all-trades as he rushed ten times for 69 yards and a touchdown, completed one pass for 55 yards and a touchdown, and also added six catches for 91 yards.

Our One Source Federal Credit Union Defensive Player of the Week goes to the Jefferson defense.  They played a great game over the favored El Paso Tigers, holding them to only one score in Jefferson's 22-7 victory on Thursday night.

Our District Standings look like this:


Coronado 3-0

Americas 2-1

El Dorado 2-1

Franklin 2-1

Montwood 2-1

Eastwood 1-2

Bel Air 0-3

Socorro 0-3


Chapin 4-0

Andress 3-0

El Paso 2-1

Irvin 2-1

Bowie 1-2

Jefferson 1-2

Austin 0-3

Burges 0-4


Del Valle 5-0

Canutillo 4-0

Eastlake 4-0

Hanks 2-2

Ysleta 2-3

Parkland 1-3

Horizon 1-3

Riverside 1-4

San Elizario 0-5


Clint 1-0

Fabens 1-0

Pecos 1-0

Anthony 0-1

Fort Stockton 0-1

Mountain View 0-1

The schedule this coming week shapes up like this:

Thursday, October 17

Coronado vs El Dorado @ SAC (1-5A)

Friday, October 18

Americas vs Franklin @ Coronado (1-5A)

Del Valle vs Eastlake @ SAC, 4 pm (2-4A)

Bel Air @ Eastwood (1-5A)

Chapin @ Andress (1-4A)

Montwood vs Socorro @ SAC (1-5A)

Austin @ Burges (1-4A)

Bowie @ El Paso (1-4A)

Canutillo @ Hanks (2-4A)

Jefferson @ Irvin (1-4A)

Parkland @ Riverside (2-4A)

Horizon @ San Elizario (2-4A)

Fort Stockton @ Clint (3-3A)

Mountain View @ Fabens (3-3A)

Pecos @ Anthony (3-3A)

Dexter @ Tornillo

Cathedral @ Deming

Byes: Ysleta