Football Friday Nights- Week 5 Preview
Coronado and Franklin battle every year for west side supremacy. With all due respect to the up and coming Americas Trailblazers, the east side goes through Montwood and El Dorado………for now. Separated by less than four miles, this game has become a neighborhood rivalry.
The 5-0 Aztecs will have their hands full remaining unblemished. Montwood is balanced and talented on offense. Whether it’s quarterback Angel Garcia slinging the football, or Ebi Brittion running, these Rams remind fans of another group of Rams from St. Louis who were once dubbed “the greatest show on turf.”
Rams head coach Chuck Veliz talked about the balance his team has.
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Aztec head coach Jim Althoff talked about how his young team has matured over the course of the season.
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Should be a good one!
Americas @ Hanks- Coming off a bye week, the Trailblazers travel to Excalibur stadium to take on the winless Hanks Knights. Americas makes no secret about what they like to do on offense. They will pound the rock early and often with future Boise State Bronco Jack Fields. Hanks will need to play a near perfect game to topple the Trailblazers.
Burges @ Austin- The 4-0 Mustangs are El Paso’s version of the Buffalo Bills. Like the Bills, Burges is explosive on offense. Pick a Jones, Aaron or Alvin, and quarterback Adrian Montes doesn’t make many mistakes. After a 2-0 start, Austin is looking to get back on track after two straight losses. The Panthers aren’t explosive on offense, but are efficient enough to keep pace with the Mustangs if they play mistake free football.
Franklin @ Bel Air- As weird as it seems the Cougars have kind of flown under the radar this season. Armed with an explosive offense and solid defense they have the tools to win 1-5A. Bel Air bit Franklin they last time they played at Highlander stadium in 2009, but I don’t see a similar fortune for Bel Air on Friday.
El Paso @ Jefferson- Both teams are flying high after winning hard fought rivalry games last week. The Tigers used a powerful ground game to retain the claw while Jefferson earned south side bragging rights with a one point win over Bowie. Jefferson gained a lot of confidence when they went to halftime tied with mighty Del Valle and will be upset minded yet again. El Paso will stick to their game plan and hope to wear down the Silver Foxes.
Horizon @ Del Valle- It’s almost October and the Scorpions have yet to play a district game. They open their district season on the road against the defending champions. As usual Del Valle is well rounded and solid. Horizon won’t embarrass themselves at Conquest stadium, but don’t expect them to sting the Conquistadores.
Ysleta @ Canutillo- The Screaming Eagles have battled their way to a 4-1 record. They are not explosive or flashy, but they have been efficient. Ysleta has a tough minded quarterback in Josh Gomez, but the will struggle against superior competition.
Irvin @ Andress- This was once the battle of the northeast, but Chapin has stolen Irvin’s thunder. For whatever reason Eagle senior Rashad Chisholm hasn’t been able to get it going like he did in his previous three seasons. Talented Rocket freshman quarterback Damonte Parker has taken his lumps the past two weeks, but he’ll look to right the ship against the struggling Eagles.