High School Football

Arlington Bowie, Mansfield, Legacy and Lake Ridge primed to win

Arlington Bowie quarterback Donoven Davenport, top, dives over Arlington Lamar’s Bobby Brown, left and Bowie teammate Camron Gardner, Oct. 21, 2016
Arlington Bowie quarterback Donoven Davenport, top, dives over Arlington Lamar’s Bobby Brown, left and Bowie teammate Camron Gardner, Oct. 21, 2016 Special to the Star-Telegram

Take a deep breath readers, your teams are still in, but there’s plenty of games left before the promise land in December.

A few area teams continued their wonderful stories by either winning first playoff games or winning playoff games for the first time in forever.

Picks in the first round went 35-13 including a best 7-1 in Class 6A Division II Region I; worst in 5A Division II Region I.

Class 6A Division I Region I

(Last week: 6-2)

Midland vs. Arlington owie

Hebron vs. Duncanville

San Angelo Central vs. Keller Timber Creek

Allen vs. Belton

Class 6A Division II Region I

(Last week: 7-1)

El Paso Americas vs. Abilene

Carroll vs. DeSoto

Amarillo Tascosa vs. Mansfield

Guyer vs. Cedar Hill

Class 5A Division I Region I

(Last week: 6-2)

El Paso Eastlake vs. Lubbock Monterey

Denton Ryan vs. Richland

El Paso Chapin vs. Lubbock Coronado

Northwest vs. Colleyville Heritage

Class 5A Division I Region II

(Last week: 6-2)

Mansfield Lake Ridge vs. Dallas Samuell

Frisco Independence vs. Highland Park

Mansfield Legacy vs. Dallas Spruce

Frisco Wakeland vs. West Mesquite

Class 5A Division II Region I

(Last week: 4-4)

El Paso Parkland vs. Lubbock Cooper

Saginaw Boswell vs. Fort Worth Dunbar

Canutillo vs. Abilene Cooper

Aledo vs. Grapevine

Class 5A Division II Region II

(Last week: 6-2)

Burleson Centennial vs. South Oak Cliff

Frisco Lone Star vs. Mesquite Poteet

Lancaster vs. Dallas Wilson

The Colony vs. Wylie East

Season totals

Last week: 35-13

Overall: 324-109, .748 winning percentage

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