The real season began for a lot of teams across the Metroplex while others were playing in possibly their second or third district game.
And as a reminder, these opinions are meant to be held within this singular moment in time and not carry over each week.
It was a tough break for Rockwall against Longview on Friday night. First play of the game: Jaxon Smith-Njigba gets hobbled a bit. A couple drives later: He's rocked, fumbled and out for the rest of the game. After that, Rockwall was a shell of its former self. It didn't crack 200 yards, only scored three times and Braedyn Locke looked like a sophomore in his first year of varsity football.
All Is Right With Dunne
I was buying a lot of stock in Fort Worth All Saints after last week's win over Parish Episcopal. Just a week later, the offense was held off the board and only got a safety. The hottest team in TAPPS was held well in check by Bishop Dunne, which entered into the game on a 2-game losing streak, so all seems right with the Falcons.
Frisco is For Real
Frisco Reedy was a the gem of 5A last year. A year later, that title belongs to Frisco, which edged past Reedy Friday night to remain undefeated. The talk across the Metroplex is that "Frisco is back." To steal a stat, Frisco has been over .500 in seven of the last eight years, so they've been here for a while, but they seem to be more legit than ever.
That Shhh Quay
If you haven't seen it. Look below.
. @TexasFootball commit @TheQuayDavis2 went full @obj for the TD! 👀
(Via @UncleFraz ) pic.twitter.com/Kwfyw7iP0X
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) September 27, 2019
That would be Odell Beckham Jr. type hands right there. Take another look.
Shows you how strong @TheQuayDavis2 hands are. On about a 40 yard throw he caught this on the nose of the football . wow!! pic.twitter.com/FRiaPp6uWF
— Danny (@coachdwes) September 28, 2019
After getting 20 picks right last week, this week was another decrease in predictions, checking in at 16-8 this week. Overall, I'm 82-34 for a 70.7 percent clip.
Each week, including the bigger breakdowns that will be published, we'll predict 24 notable games based on highly scientific research methodologies.
Or off gut instinct. Or flip a coin. Throw darts a board. Whatever strikes our fancy is how we'll handle this.
For a reminder, last week's results were 13-7 - a 65 percent clip, and that includes going 2-1 in the bigger breakdowns. Not good, but not bad.
Week 2: Here we go!