We're into the second round of the classes 4A and under playoffs march to State.
For the second straight week, the big schools (6A and 5A) take a back seat to the quick looks until their respective playoffs start as we peak at the three matchups in 4A featuring DFW-area teams on Thursday.
Clint (6-0) vs. Decatur (6-5)<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDc5MjQxMS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNzg4MjkyNX0.A9eiRVE5PYCPaQjlpJ67BIn4m2iBwIeLlVedj9VV5nc/img.png?width=980" id="eedba" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="8fbdb68c97694b2eb641b2bc2d364131" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Clint enters this matchup having won every game on its truncated schedule this years - 5 wins, 1 forfeit - but still comes in as an underdog. Decatur, despite starting the season 1-4 with games against Argyle, Glen Rose and Midlothian Heritage, had a much tough district schedule with wins that included Springtown and Lake Worth.</p><p><strong>Kickoff:</strong> 6 p.m. @ Memorial Stadium (Big Spring)<br><strong>Line:</strong> Decatur is favored by 15<br><strong>Next round:</strong> Winner of Fort Stockton/Canyon in Regional Semifinals Round<br></p>
#1 Argyle (11-0) vs. Stephenville (6-5)<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDc5MjQxNS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NTA1ODc3MH0.kZATmWtQJTxeg5_k8hx9WrRVT6OIxAazsqAkEJq7uO0/img.png?width=980" id="4fdf5" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="48f5b7e0969ba75434d8a6664d04763e" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>After both teams had big wins in the opening round, No. 1 Argyle meets a familiar foe in Stephenville. These two teams met last year and it was a shootout with more than 100 points scored and Argyle's Bo Hogeboom with eight touchdowns on the night. Bo is gone, but CJ Rogers is just as competent and Tito Byce and company return for a run at state.</p><p><strong>Kickoff:</strong> 7 p.m. @ Globe Life Park (Arlington)<br><strong>Line:</strong> Argyle favored by 19<br><strong>Next round:</strong> Winner of Dallas Hutchins/Waco La Vega in Regional Semifinals Round<br> </p>
Gilmer (10-1) vs. Godley (7-4)<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDc5MjQzMS9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2NjgwNzY1NH0.B8V99koIKuLJN5IlGEIpQ4F52U88onkDcCep1GIda4s/img.png?width=980" id="00ca9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9e4e036581dd2d2d980c4450c85d7ad7" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Gilmer's lone loss of the year is against reigning 4A state champ, Carthage, while taking down Texarkana Pleasant Grove on the way to an undefeated district record. Gilmer is on a six-game win streak with an average win margin of 32 points. Godley had a 3-1 district record with its lone loss against ranked Glen Rose. Godley has been equally-impressive in its four-game win streak with a win margin of 32.5 points. </p><p><strong>Kickoff:</strong> 7 p.m. @ Hanby Stadium (Mesquite)<br><strong>Line:</strong> Gilmer favored by 13<br><strong>Next round:</strong> Plays Sunnyvale in Regional Semifinals Round<br> </p>
Four Dallas-area Teams with the best shot at winning a UIL 2020-2021 Volleyball State Championship Title
2A - Crawford (33-3, 14-0, 91.2% win percentage)
Crawford won the 2A 2019 UIL Volleyball State title after a clean sweep over Jewett Leon (25-19, 25-20, 25-20). During this unprecedented 2020 season, the Pirates have proven that they are as strong as ever. Crawford posted an undefeated district record of 14-0 with an overall record of 33-3. According to MaxPreps, the Pirates are currently ranked No. 3 in the Texas Conference 2A rankings behind No. 2 Iola (13-1) and No. 1 Beckville (30-2). Crawford is coming off of a hard-fought 3-1 win over Bremond. The Pirates are looking ahead towards what could be their second straight state title.