It has been a tough start to the season for the Kaufman Lions. As the team gears up for a BYE week ahead of district play, VYPE DFW takes a look at what fans can expect while the Lions regroup.
With four consecutive losses to open their season, the Lions fell to Lindale (56-46), Crandall (22-15), Terrell (47-14), and Athens (43-20). Using every moment as a learning experience on the field, Kaufman entered week five ready to change the narrative as they closed out non-district play. Fending off a tough Sunnyvale squad, Kaufman outlasted their final non-district opponents in a 31-28 victory.
Led by Ty Burleson, Kylevon Morrow, Elijah Rose, Alejandro Rios, Aljour Miles II, Chance Fanus, and others, the team focused on defeating Sunnyvale and came out victorious on the other side of the night. Heading into district play after a BYE week, the Lions are 1-4 looking to continue improving their record.
On October 6th, Kaufman opens district play on the road against a 1-4 Paris team. The Lions can be expected to put forth their full effort and drive as they come off of a BYE week ready to pounce. Later in the season, Kaufman is set to face off against Anna and Sulphur Springs-- the two toughest teams in their district this year. Looking to put up a good fight, the Lions will do whatever it takes to get through their district one step ahead.
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In their first district matchup of the season, the Rockwall Yellowjackets traveled across town to face off against rival Rockwall-Heath in a battle everyone anticipated. With a 38-22 victory, Rockwall started their district play on the right foot!
Landyn Locke and Mason Marshall combined for a total of 129 passing yards on the evening against Heath. Leading the run game for the Yellowjackets, Ashten Emory recorded 15 carries for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Leading in receiving for the Yellowjackets was Tristan Gooch who brought in six catches for 117 yards-- not far behind was Kai Helton who tallied two catches for 103 yards.
In the battle against the Hawks, the team showcased great effort and continued to fight against a tough defense. As they move forward in district play, fans can expect this bunch to continue their focus. The team's next matchup is a home game against Mesquite Horn on Friday, September 29th with kick-off slated for 7 p.m.
Heath, now 3-2, looks to bounce back as they travel to Mesquite on Friday to take on the Skeeters.
In a hard-fought week five battle, the Beeville Trojans hosted state-ranked no. 4 Cuero. Amped up on energy from defeating no. 10 Somerset the week before, the team was geared up and ready to take on the Gobblers. Despite a tough 49-21 loss, the Trojans showed plenty of talent and focus on the field.
Beeville is 4-1 as they head into a BYE week. With determination to continue strong into district play (beginning on October 6th against Floresville), Beeville will look to take down their opponents through the rest of the season in a dominating fashion. A host to dominating athletes like Davyn Perez, Darion Perez, Seth Gutierrez, Ryne Espinoza, Landon Briones, Edward Brako, Joshua Arroyos, Elijah Sustaita, and more, the Trojans can be expected to be a favorite in their district this season.
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