Friday, December 5, 2008
While we wait for TCU to be officially invited to San Diego, college football really doesn't have much to offer us this weekend. OU is going to be done with Missouri by halftime, Florida-Alabama will be nothing but a big tangled ball of jean shorts, bangs and those pom-poms that are mysteriously not considering gay in the South, and I'd rather help an ex-girlfriend move into a 4th floor walk-up apartment than watch whoever is playing in the CUSA game. In the meantime, though, some future Frogs will be fighting to keep their high school football careers alive in the state playoffs this weekend.
Copperas Cove, featuring LB Tanner Brock (Logan's little brother) and WR Josh Boyce (pictured above) takes on Klein Oak in the 5A playoffs at 7:30 Friday night in Corsicana. In last weekend's 55-48 win over Cy-Ridge, Boyce hauled in the game-winning, 40-yard touchdown pass with nine seconds left. Brock, one of the state's leading tacklers and already a two-time All-State selection, will be graduating this month and enrolling at TCU in January.
A game that will be easier to attend for those of us living in the Metroplex pits Waco Midway, featuring OL Ty Horn, against Sir Wesley Willis' alma mater- Longview- at Texas Stadium on Saturday at 8:00pm. Horn, all 6'5" 295lbs of him, has over 40 knock-down blocks on the year and has helped pave the way for one of the state's best rushing attacks.
In other 4A action, S Trenton Thomas and Brenham take on Dayton at 6:00 Saturday evening at Katy's Rhodes Stadium. Thomas, who is Brenham's leading tackler, has also contributed to the Cubs' playoff run on the offensive side of the ball with a 50-yard TD catch against Manor and an 82-yard TD run against Crosby.
Then there are the three defensive linemen that comprise the "Maud Squad"- Ray Burns, James Dunbar and Bryant House- that have led the preseason #1 team in 1A, Maud, to a perfect 12-0 record so far. Their next sacrificial lamb is Cayuga, who they'll devour at 2:00 Saturday afternoon in Royse City. If you've seen video of these three, it's almost comical to watch them against their severely-outmatched opponents. Of course, things would be different if they had to head out west and take on the mighty Farwell Steers, right?
Also, Jimmy Christian and the basketball Frogs are 5-3, which I'm pretty sure matches Neil Dougherty's win total for his six-year stint at TCU. They have two home games coming up- 2:00pm Saturday against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and 8:00pm Monday against Wichita State, both of whom have made the NCAA Tournament recently.