Texas high school playoffs are here, in case you haven't heard. As the UIL Bi-District and TAPPS Area rounds open up, there are 100 games to pick through, which includes the two deep-dive previews with Waxahachie Life over Palestine and Euless Trinity topping Arlington Lamar.
Through 284 games this year, my prediction record stands at 206-78 (.725) after a 40-8 (.833) record last week. In this space, we're going to pick the other 99 games on this weekend's calendar involving DFW teams. Another week like last week would put my over that 75 percent correct on the year.
6A Bi-District Picks
Flower Mound over Keller
DeSoto over Dallas Skyline
Arlington Martin over San Angelo Central
Southlake Carroll over Lewisville
Duncanville over South Grand Prairie
Allen over Sachse
Rockwall over Killeen Harker Heights
Prosper over Wylie
Mesquite over Killeen Shoemaker
Arlington over Richland
Denton Guyer over Hebron
Cedar Hill over Richardson Pearce
Arlington Bowie over Weatherford
Flower Mound Marcus over Keller Central
Mansfield Summit over Lake Highlands
Lakeview Centennial over Jesuit
McKinney over Naaman Forest
Another great group of nominees to choose from this week, and as always, it's tough to whittle things down to just 10 performers across the Metroplex.
There were 16 players that had more than 150 receiving yards, two had more than 400 yards passing and there were nine with more than 200 yards rushing.
Week 3 nominees:
RB Devantae Knowlton (Carrollton Prince of Peace): 27 carries, 325 yds, 6 TDs
WR Zavion Taylor (Justin Northwest): 10 rec, 120 yds, 2 TDs
WR Brandon Chatman (Fort Worth Nolan): 9 rec, 154 yds, 3 TDs
RB Celdon Manning (Allen): 26 rush, 246 yds, 3 TDs
QB Braylon Braxton (Frisco Independence): 17-23 passing, 313 yds, 6 TDs; 4 rush, 64 yds, 1 TD
QB Preston Morway (Episocal School of Dallas): 20-26 passing, 323 yds, 6 TDs
QB Mikey Harrington (The Colony): 33-38 passing, 460 yds, 6 TDs
QB Garrett Nussmeier (FM Marcus): 23-38 passing, 407 yds, 5 TDs
RB Colby Sampson (Alvarado): 38 rush, 284 yds, 3 TDs
QB Deuce Hogan (Grapevine Faith): 20-39 passing, 301 yds, 4 TDs
VOTING ENDS NOON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.