Greg Powers - National Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Blue Springs (Texas) High vs. Blue Springs (Texas) South
The crosstown rivalry is littered with upper echelon prospects, but do not forget that Blue Springs enters the game with a perfect record and no team would like to upset the apple cart more than South. Blue Springs has prospects on both sides of the ball. On defense, keep an eye on interior line brothers Khalil and Carlos Davis. Defensive end Elijah Lee and defensive back Kaleb Prewett are both committed to Kansas State and it is another KSU commit who leads the offense, running back Dalvin Warmack. Warmack is one of the most feared players in the area. South does not have the same star power, but does boats two certain division one prospects in Missouri tight end/defensive end commit Kendall Blanton and Colorado State linebacker commit Josh Watson.
Ahmard Vital - Midlands Recruiting Analyst
Friday, October 11: Houston (Tex.) Westside vs. Houston (Tex.) Lamar at 7 p.m. CST
Two teams featured in the match up, both of which are on top of their games this season. For Lamar, this could be its first test of the season. Still undefeated, this team is led by quarterback Darrell Colbert, who is having a pretty good start so far. Colbert, along with one of his top targets in Shelby Walker is committed to SMU. Top 2015 running back Ronnie Wesley is one to watch while offensive lineman Braylon Hyder leads the guys up front. Defensively , Baylor defensive line commitment Ira Lewis is solid on the line. In the secondary players like John Bonney (Texas commit), John Plattenburg and top 2015 recruit Holton Hill. The latter two have multiple scholarship offers. Westside is led by quarterback Michael Haywood, who has been putting up great numbers this season. One of his primary targets, Bobby Hartzog has been a go-to guy and is committed to Kansas. On the defensive side, linebacker Bradley Cunningham is one to watch. Also 2015 tackle Ethan Horne.
Saturday, October 12: Lufkin (Tex.) vs. Conroe (Tex.) The Woodlands at 2 p.m. CST
Based on the records, both teams need a win with a combined season win total at four before the start of this game. One thing is for certain, several Division I players will take the field for Saturday. On the Lufkin roster, close to 10 players will play major ball. Quarterback Trey Crumbie is getting some early looks. He has solid receiving targets with Keke Coutee (Texas), Jamal Jeffrey (Texas A&M) and Terry Mark. On defense, tackle D.J. Williams is a player to keep an eye on. The Woodlands have committed many plays to the run game which makes sense seeing that top 2015 running back Patrick Carr is in the backfield. Big man Tyler Rapp leads a line who opens holes for Carr and the backs. The other playmaker is on the edge with Kansas commitment Tyler Patrick, who leads the team in receiving yards.
Annabel Stephan - Midlands Field Reporter
Thursday: Manor (Texas) at Elgin (Texas) at 7:00 p.m.
Both teams enter the game undefeated at 5-0; Elgin is coming off of a 64-14 win over Hutto (Texas), while Manor just defeated Georgetown (Texas) 27-19. Elgin quarterback Te'Rel Simmons has passed for 519 yards and five touchdowns this season and has also racked up 591 rushing yards and nine additional touchdowns. Running back Da'Trean Simmons has leads the team with 700 rushing yards for fourteen touchdowns this season and also has 62 receiving yards on three catches. Safety De'Kovin Vincent leads the team in tackles with 26 solo and eight assists, followed by linebacker J.T. Biddy with 23 solo tackles and 20 assists. Other Elgin prospects to watch include Colin Snell, junior Kyle Snell, and Anthony Nash. Manor running back Tyrone Owens has 393 yards and six touchdowns; the athlete holds offers from Memphis, New Mexico, and Texas State. Linebacker Jonathan Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect, also holds an offer from Texas State, as well as two from Prairie View A&M and Old Dominion. Quarterback Denzell Feaster, who has passed for 971 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, as well as rushing for an additional 223 yards and three touchdowns. Others to keep an eye on: Datrin Guyton, Tyler Ellis, and Tim Harris.