It was a wet and wild Friday night last week which resulted in several area games being shortened and canceled. The weather made the results of the Week 3 matchups a bit tricky as both teams must agree on the solution. Some games will count, while others were ruled no-contests.
Calallen faced off against Carroll Friday in a game that would not make it to halftime. The game was called because of lightning during the second quarter with the Wildcats ahead 7-3.
Calallen was on offense when the game was stopped. The Wildcats had the ball at the Carroll 25-yard line.
It was an inconvenient week to be without a full game, as Calallen will open District 30-4A play this week against the 2012 district champion Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs. PLC is 4-0 on the season after an undefeated run through district last year.
The Wildcats fell to the Sandcrabs 17-0 last season for their only 30-4A loss of 2012.
However, this year’s version of the Calallen offense is putting on an early show to begin the season. The Wildcats posted 46.7 points per game in their three completed contests. Don’t expect a shutout this season.
PLC enters the game after a 47-0 win over Austin Reagan. Before the shutout, the Sandcrabs defense gave up an average of 31 ppg against Carroll, La Vernia, and Somerset.
Friday will mark Calallen’s second chance this year to avenge a 2012 loss. The Wildcats pulled away from Flour Bluff 49-28 on Sept. 13.
With a bye week, Banquete got to avoid the mess of dealing with Friday’s weather. Unfortunately, it also meant an extra week without giving the Bulldogs a chance to shake off their 27-14 loss to Robstown on Sept. 13.
After a playoff run to the second round last season, Banquete has started off the season 1-2. The offense has been up and down, averaging 17.3 points.
The defense has been worrisome as well. Outside of a 31-0 win over John Paul II, the Bulldogs gave up an average of 35 points against Mathis and the Pickers.
But all of that can be remedied with district season beginning. Banquete will face 2-1 Taft on the road on the first night of District 16-2A Division II action.
The Greyhounds opened a new stadium Sept. 13 with a 35-21 win over Crystal City. Taft will look to pick up its first district win in their new home with an offense that averages 35 ppg. On the defensive side, the Greyhounds posted a shutout of JPII as well. The Taft defense gave up 41 points in a loss to Odem in Week 1.
The Bulldogs won the last meeting 35-0.
JOHN PAUL II
The growing pains continue for the young Centurions.
John Paul was one of the few schools who finished a game in the Corpus Christi area Friday night. Unfortunately, it was a game the Centurions probably wish did not count in the record books.
JPII fell to visiting Falfurrias 40-0 just before the heavy rain and lightning rolled in. It was the fourth straight shutout for the Centurions (0-4), who are still trying to put up their first points of 2013.
While the scores don’t show it, the JPII squad that has few seniors and is playing with underclassmen as young as freshmen, the Centurions are moving in the right direction.
As long as JPII is young and inexperienced, the struggles are likely to stick around. But this week may be one of the Centurions’ best chances to get on the scoreboard and compete for a win.
JPII will travel to take on 1-3 West Oso. The Bears defense gave up 52 points in the opener against Moody and allowed 28 points in a half against Tuloso-Midway before the game was called.
On the season, West Oso has given up 94 points in three and a half games.
Tuloso-Midway enters District 30-4A play after already matching their win total from 2012. The Warriors improved to 3-1 following their win over West Oso that was called at halftime because of last week’s weather.
The 3-1 mark was a goal this season, T-M coach Brian Boone said. The Warriors’ only loss this season was a 61-40 game against a strong Sinton team.
T-M will now face a Victoria East team that had its game cut short as well. The Titans were matched up with Corpus Christi King in a game they were trailing at the time of cancellation.
East (1-2) has had a rough start to the season, dropping their first two contests before beating San Antonio Brackenridge by seven on Sept. 14.
The Titans finished ahead of the Warriors in 2012 with a 2-4 district record, but T-M got its only 30-4A win of the season last year over East. The Warriors went into Victoria Memorial Stadium and got a 49-20 victory.
T-M will play host this year.