El Campo vs. Yates, 7 p.m. Friday, Barnett Stadium
Space small faculty No. 2 El Campo (8-1) opens the 4A Division I bi-district playoffs this week. Voters have been break up all season on who’s the actual No. 1 small-school soccer workforce within the Houston space, the 4A Ricebirds, or the 3A East Bernard Brahmas. Which workforce lasts longer of their respective playoff races could possibly be one gauge, and El Campo’s championship bid begins with a showdown towards the Yates Lions (4-2), who ended up with District 11-4A-I’s fourth seed after the mud settled on an irregular season. The Lions capped district with a 54-0 win over Washington. They unfold the ball round in that one, with sophomore QB Brodrick Brown throwing for a TD and speeding for an additional, and Kasyn Alexander speeding for 2 scores.
East Bernard vs. Lexington, 7 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Columbus
East Bernard (8-1) has held the highest spot within the small-school ballot for 4 consecutive weeks, nevertheless it narrowly held on this week after Huffman Hargrave’s first loss delivered two extra first-place votes to El Campo. However extra importantly to the 14-3A-II champions, they’ve a No. 1 playoff seed getting into the 3A Division II bi-district spherical. RB Andrew Dirba leads the Brahmas with 859 yards and 12 TDs on 93 rushes, and Niklas Schatz has eight speeding TDs. East Bernard’s solely loss was in non-district to Shiner, 13-7 in OT. Lexington (6-3) went 3-3 in 13-3A-II, ending fourth after beating Clifton 47-12 final week. RB Jarred Kerr leads the workforce with 994 yards and 12 TDs on 100 carries.
Manvel vs. Foster, 7 p.m. Friday, Alvin Memorial Stadium
With these two 5A powers who share a district shifting to zone play as a result of COVID-19, this recreation is for the 10-5A Division I championship. Extra importantly, the 2 zone winners will play for a No. 1 seed within the playoffs. Foster (6-0) is the No. 1 workforce within the space 5A ballot, the place voters have been splitting their first-place nods between Foster and Fort Bend Marshall – which final 12 months beat Manvel within the 5A Div. II Area III remaining. Manvel (4-1) is No. 3 nevertheless it opened the season at No. 1, the place it remained till its solely loss towards space 6A No. 1 North Shore (49-14). The Mavericks completed zone play with a 49-38 win over Hightower.
Pearland vs. Shadow Creek, 7 p.m. Friday, Freedom Discipline
This assembly of Shadow Creek and Pearland is likely one of the prime 6A matchups left on the regular-season slate, narrowly topping Atascocita-C.E. King for marquee standing. Shadow Creek (3-2, 3-0) held at No. 11 following its third consecutive win. The Sharks started their first 6A marketing campaign with setbacks towards North Shore (38-21) and No. 4 Bridgeland (27-21) after not dropping a regular-season contest in two 5A seasons. No. 13 Pearland (6-1, 4-1) was rolling till operating into rival Dawson, which moved as much as No. 6 after bettering to 7-0 towards Alvin. The Oilers since took care of all three Alief ISD faculties, together with final week’s 37-16 win over Hastings.
Wheatley vs. Brazosport, 6 p.m. Saturday, Barnett Stadium
The Wheatley Wildcats (6-0) haven’t gained a postseason recreation since 2011. That would change this weekend within the 4A Division I bi-district spherical. They enter the playoffs solely two factors behind Bellville for No. 5 amongst space small faculties following a 48-12 victory over Worthing that secured an undefeated 11-4A-I district championship. Junior Darnell Buchanan, who performs defensive finish, linebacker and fullback, enters the playoffs with an eye-popping 19 sacks and 70 tackles. QB Timothy Tillman is Wheatley’s 6-1, 190-pound senior chief. Brazosport (3-6) is the fourth seed out of 12-4A-I. Its solely district win, 36-0 over Columbia final week, punched its playoff ticket.