Football Friday Night is excited for another week of hot-action football, as the third week of non-district play is here across the region.

Here is the schedule for this week's matchups with our featured reporters:

  • Midland (1-1) at Franklin (2-0) Sarah Farms Game of the Week Adrian Broaddus
  • Canutillo (2-0) at Mt. View (2-0) Joe Rodriguez
  • Jefferson (1-1) at Parkland (2-0) Steve Escajeda
  • Eastwood (0-2) at Horizon (2-0) Brandon Cohn
  • Hanks (2-0) at Fabens (1-1) Isaiah Ramirez
  • Irvin (0-1) at Ysleta (2-0) Jack Lutz
  • Bowie (1-1) at Clint (2-0) Joey Penisi
  • Fort Stockton (2-0) at Riverside (1-1) Jeremy Carranco
  • Bel Air (0-2) at El Paso (0-2) Ray Adauto
  • San Elizario (0-2) at Cathedral (0-2) Mikey Flores
  • Chapin (0-2) at Pebble Hills (1-1) Jaime Chavez
  • Montwood (1-1) at Midland Lee (2-0)
  • Coronado (1-1) at Carlsbad (2-1)
  • Americas (2-0) at Onate (0-3)
  • Del Valle (0-2) at Hutto (2-0)
  • Tornillo (0-2) at Anthony (1-1)

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Last night: Burges 35 - Eastlake 27 

It was one of the more phenomenal games of our Thursday night football showcase, as the Mustangs (2-1) escaped the Falcons (0-3) on a back-and-forth matchup that went down to the wire.

Burges has a trio of offensive stars in quarterback Audwin Caldwell, running back Robert Hall and ATH Tavorus Jones, who each shined in Thursday's game. Caldwell threw for over 150 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to wideout Alec Marenco, while Jones had 140 yards of total offense, including a 31-yard rushing touchdown in the first half. But it was Hall who stole the show in the end for the Mustangs, finishing with a pair of go-ahead fourth quarter rushing touchdowns and three total touchdowns on the day.

Eastlake's junior quarterback Orion Olivas led the way for the Falcons, totaling three passing touchdowns and set up a 69-yard hook-and-ladder touchdown in the first half. He amassed over 300 yards through the air and threw a lone interception in the second quarter. Eastlake is talented on both sides of the ball and should fair better in district action.

Biggest thing to look for: How will El Paso teams manage on the road?  

Four interesting out of town games will take place tonight, starting off with the marquee matchup between Montwood and Midland Lee. The Rebels look pretty outstanding this season and although they are young, the Rams are a fiery bunch led by running back Chris Ramos.

Coronado will take on Carlsbad in non-district action as they try to win back-to-back games this week, while Americas faces a struggling Oñate squad. This should be an easier game for the Trailblazers, who have a monstrous game next week. We'll get into that later. Finally, Del Valle will travel to Hutto to round out the out of town games. Last year's matchup was canceled due to weather concerns, but the Conquistadors will travel out this time around in what could be a tough game for a young Del Valle squad.

High school matchup watch: Midland vs. Franklin 

What more can we say about Franklin? They beat one of New Mexico's best in Rio Rancho Cleveland in week one and stomped on Odessa Permian as the road underdogs last week. This might be the most complete Cougars squad we've seen since their 2014 team, which didn't have nearly as much talent defensively as this team has. Led by senior quarterback Danny Walther, who nearly passed for 300 yards against Permian, the Cougars are off on the right foot this year.

Midland High edged out Pebble Hills last week off a two-point conversion. Maybe they can use some of that momentum in this week's matchup. Last year, Franklin won in the two games against Midland, once in the regular season (63-42) and once in the playoffs (77-56). Needless to say, Friday's matchup should be a high scoring affair.

Hot storyline: Winless 5A-1 (0-14) comes as a bit of a shock

After such a sharp year all around in 2018, Super 5A is off to a struggling start. The division, comprised of Chapin (0-2), Eastwood (0-2), Eastlake (0-3), El Dorado (0-3), Bel Air (0-2) and Del Valle (0-2), has went a combined 0-14 to start the year. Tonight Chapin and Del Valle will have an uphill battle versus Pebble Hills and Hutto, respectively. But, Eastwood (vs. Horizon) and Bel Air (vs. El Paso) have a chance to secure the districts' first win of the season.

Peep ahead to next week: SAC Doubleheader - SA Central vs. Pebble Hills (4:00 p.m.), Tascosa vs. Americas (7:30 p.m.)

The SAC could not ask for two better games in a doubleheader non-district slate next week—SA Central visiting El Paso to face Pebble Hills and, what could be the best game of the season in El Paso thus far, Tascosa playing Americas. The Spartans continue to have positive improvements each week but this will be a tough test against a strong Bobcat squad. Tascosa will test just how good this Americas team is, as the undefeated Trailblazers appear to be one of the hot stories of this season thus far.

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