High School Football Schedule, Scores, Standings and Five Things to Watch
The final two weeks of the regular season are already here and playoffs are on the line this week in high school football.
Whether it be an in-town game or an out of town matchup, 600 ESPN El Paso will have you covered with live scores and action as they happen.
This Friday starting at 7 p.m., we'll kick off our regularly scheduled edition of Football Friday Night. Our featured Sarah Farms Game of the Week will be Del Valle vs. Eastlake.
- Del Valle (4-4, 2-1) at Eastlake (4-4, 3-0) Sarah Farms Game of the Week - Adrian Broaddus
- Bel Air (3-5, 0-3) at Eastwood (3-5, 2-1) Steve Escajeda
- Andress (6-2, 3-1) at Bowie (4-3, 2-2) Brandon Cohn
- Burges (7-1, 4-0) at Irvin (2-5, 1-3) Jaime Chavez
- Riverside (4-4, 1-2) at Parkland (8-0, 3-0) Beau Bagley
- Canutillo (7-1, 3-0) at Horizon (2-6, 0-3) Isaiah Ramirez
- Ysleta (4-4,1-2) at Hanks (4-3, 1-2) Jeremy Carranco
- Clint (6-2, 1-0) at Fabens (4-3, 0-1) Joey Pennisi
- Mountain View (6-1, 1-0) at San Elizario (3-5, 0-1) Chad Puerling
- Jefferson (2-6, 1-3) at El Paso (0-9, 0-5) Ray Adauto
- Coronado (2-6, 1-2) at Americas (7-1 3-0) 4 pm
- Franklin (6-2, 1-2) at Pebble Hills (4-4, 1-2) Sat.
District Standings (By Danny Lopez):
- Americas Trailblazers (7-1, 3-0)
- Montwood Rams (7-2, 4-0)
- Franklin Cougars (6-2, 1-2)
- Pebble Hills Spartans (4-4, 1-2)
- Coronado Thunderbirds (2-6, 1-2)
- Socorro Bulldogs (0-9, 0-4)
- Eastlake Falcons (4-4, 3-0)
- Del Valle Conquistadores (4-4, 2-1)
- Eastwood Troopers (3-5, 2-1)
- Chapin (2-7, 2-2)
- El Dorado Aztecs (1-8, 1-3)
- Bel Air Highlanders (0-3, 3-5)
1-5A Division 2
- Parkland Matadors (8-0, 3-0)
- Canutillo Eagles (7-1, 3-0)
- Riverside Rangers (4-4, 1-2)
- Ysleta Indians (4-4, 1-2)
- Hanks Knights (4-3, 1-2)
- Horizon Scorpions (2-6, 0-3)
2-5A Divison 2
- Burgess Mustangs (7-1, 4-0)
- Austin Panthers (7-2, 4-1)
- Andress Eagles (6-2, 3-1)
- Bowie Bears (4-3, 2-2)
- Jefferson Silver Foxes (2-6, 1-3)
- Irvin Rockets (2-5, 1-3)
- El Paso Tigers (0-9, 0-5)
- Mountain View Lobos (6-2, 1-0)
- Clint Lions (4-3, 1-0)
- Fabens Wildcats (4-3, 0-1)
- San Elizario Eagles (3-5, 0-1)
Five Things to Watch
Last night: Chapin 36 - El Dorado 14; Montwood 54 - Socorro 14
Despite a sluggish start to the season and a plethora of injuries, the Chapin Huskies were able to overcome adversity this season and it looks like they will squeeze into their 17th straight playoff berth. Their quarterback Demian Rodriguez had some nice scores for the Huskies in the win last night.
For Montwood, last night they handled the Bulldogs in a swift fashion, setting up for a highly anticipated matchup next week against No. 1 Americas.
Matchup to watch: Del Valle vs. Eastlake
In what could be the eventual district championship game for Super 5A, Del Valle (4-4, 2-1) will face the district leader in Eastlake (4-4, 3-0) in what should be the marquee game on Friday night. The Falcons have exploded thus far through district play, having won three in a row, including a key win against Eastwood (24-21). Del Valle's one blemish this district season comes at the hands of Eastwood, where the Conquistadors fell 31-28 in an overtime finish.
Eastlake boasts a talented skills corp on offense led by junior quarterback Orion Olivas (2,516 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes, 357 rushing yards). His receivers in Mathew Jones (849 receiving yards), Blas Compean (544 receiving yards) and Daine Kirtley (465 receiving yards). On the other hand, Del Valle's balanced attack is led by their quarterback Sebastian Carr (1010 passing yards, 18 total touchdowns and seven interceptions) and running back Joel Serrano (638 rushing yards, five touchdowns).
Hot Storyline: Austin (bye) awaits Burges
It seems like we have found a lot of clarity in 2-5A Division II, with Burges leading the way in first place and Andress, Austin and Bowie rounding out what is looking like the four playoff spots.
While Andress and Bowie will face each other tonight in what the Bears hope to be a potential upset matchup, the Mustangs will host Irvin before facing Austin in the final week next week. Meanwhile, the Panthers have a bye week this week as they prepare for Burges. It's simple: Burges wins, they are undisputed district champs. But if they lose, all hell breaks loose.
Look ahead to next week: Canutillo vs. Parkland
Barring any upsets this week, next week will feature the 1-5A Division I district championship between Canutillo and Parkland. The Matadors are the only unbeaten team left in El Paso and have scored over 50 points in their last five games. On the other hand, the Eagles are fun to watch because of their ability to squeeze past opponents in tight victories. They beat Hanks (38-35) off a walk-off field goal while finishing off Riverside (19-10) and Ysleta (28-20) as part of their four-game win streak.
Look ahead to next week (bonus): Montwood vs. Americas
Even though Americas has been the city-wide acclaimed best team in El Paso, Montwood has won six straight and continues to give us reasons to believe this Rams team is for real. The Trailblazers and Rams are both undefeated in district play, setting this matchup for the 1-6A championship.
Americas running back Aaron Dumas now has 30 rushing touchdowns on the season, breaking a city record for rushing touchdowns in a single season. At 2,275 rushing yards, Dumas could challenge and break Deion Hankins' single-season rushing record. Junior edge rusher Dylan Kemp has a whopping 26 sacks on the season, which also breaks a team-best record for a single season.
The Rams have a balanced attack in their quarterback Sebastian Galvan, who has come to his own this season, and standout running back Chris Ramos. They have beat the likes of Franklin, Pebble Hills and Odessa with ease and they have played well enough to make this a highly anticipated battle for first.