Class 5A Area Game
Beaumont West Brook vs. Dickinson
Dickinson is coming off a big win over Ft. Bend Travis last week. West Brook looked good as well especially on Offense defeating Pasadena Memorial. This is shaping up to be a very good game, WB's Defense has been their weak point the last few weeks and the Bruins will have to step it up a notch in that area if they want to advance, Christine Michael had an amazing game last week with over 300 yards and 5 Touchdowns. Dickinson looked good as well with QB Brody Trahan and company. In the end i like West Brook in this one.
West Brook 33 Dickinson 24
Nederland vs. Magnolia
Magnolia defeated Hays Consolidated last week in a game that could give them enough confidence to advance this week over Nederland. The Bulldogs weren't even picked to make the Playoffs this season and they continue to prve people wrong. WR chase Wehr continues to have big games and will need another one this week. Nederland is coming off a close win over a tough C.E. King club that can really run the ball. This game is a tough one to predict with both teams very similiar. I'll take Magnolia in a close one.
Magnolia 28 Nederland 21
Beaumont Central vs. Lockhart
Charlie Thomas for Central continues to impress folks each week as well as the Central Defense. Central is coming off an impressive 21-0 win over North Forest last week. Lockhart is another team that wasn't even predicted to make the postseason and they continue to roll. Lockhart had an impressive win over Huntsville this past week. FB Dominique Hardaway leads the Lions on Offense and will look to have a big week.
Lockhart 27 Central 24
Dayton vs. Elgin
What a game last week between Dayton and Livingston! The Lions hung in there until the end before Dayton opened it up in the 2nd Half. I just don't see anyone right now stopping A.J. Dugat and Company. Elgin had a big win over Montgomery this past week. Once again another team not predicted to make the Postseason and here they are in the Area round. I think dayton will be way to much for Elgin though this week.
Dayton 42 Elgin 14