Fourth Round Mess

As all the Texas readers will already know, ice storms in the Metroplex have thrown a monkey wrench into the quarterfinal playoff round. Travel difficulty and fields covered with ice have delayed many games until Monday. I’m assuming the winners Monday night will play their semifinals next Saturday, setting up some very short practice weeks. I’m guessing a lot of coaches are breaking the unwritten taboo against looking ahead and are spending part of this weekend watching film of possible semifinal opponents in order to have a scouting report ready by Tuesday.

Of the five teams remaining who I covered, three won’t play until Monday. The Calhoun Sandcrabs are getting ready to start in San Marcos as I write this. I’m excited for Carthage who beat West Orange-Stark last night to advance to the 3A semifinals. More excited they are scheduled to play that game on Friday in Mansfield and I should be able to go.

Personally, the weather has delayed my ultimate itinerary next week, I’m arriving at DFW on Thursday, but won’t know until Tuesday morning  what the Semi schedule is clear. Until then, good luck to the Sandcrabs, the Stamford Bulldogs, the Aledo Bearcats and the Cedar Hill Longhorns, I’ll be pulling for you all. Stay Warm.

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