On the cusp of a historic feat for county football teams

Fowl Play



It’s 2020, anything can happen.

Why not have all five football teams in the Pleasanton Express coverage area make the playoffs? That has never happened before.

That’s more of a probability now than just a possibility. The Pleasanton Eagles were able to beat Uvalde and put one foot in the door of the Texas high school football playoffs. They joined Jourdanton, Poteet, Lytle and Charlotte in showing they’re a playoff contender. A win for each of those five teams this week will officially secure a playoff spot.

Pleasanton (3-5, 1-1) travels to Somerset (1-6, 0-2) on Friday needing just a win to clinch a playoff spot. If they were to lose, that would mean they would either need a win at home against La Vernia or a loss by Uvalde in the final week of the season.

The Eagles have looked impressive in their last four games, in which they’ve gone 3-1. Toby Garner has flourished as the feature running back for the Eagles and they seem to have a swagger about them that hasn’t been there in a while.

Jourdanton and Lytle squared off on Tuesday night, so only one of them will clinch a spot with a win. The other will benefit from Marion-Randolph result from Tuesday night. Jourdanton (7-1, 4-0) will clinch a playoff spot regardless of their result Tuesday night. Lytle (5-4, 3-2) needs a win or a Randolph loss to firmly put their feet on the playoff dance floor. With Tuesday being the regular season finale for the Pirates, a loss would mean they need Poteet to beat Randolph on Nov. 6 to clinch a playoff spot.

Poteet (6-2, 3-1) hosted Cotulla on Tuesday night needing a win to clinch a playoff spot since Marion and Randolph went head to head last night.

Full writeups from the Tuesday games can be found online at www.pleasantonexpress.com.

Charlotte (3-1, 3-0) heads to D’Hanis (5-0, 4-0) this Friday in a battle for first place. A win will punch the Trojans’ ticket to the dance and clinch the program’s first district championship since 1999.

The D’Hanis test will easily be the toughest for the Trojans so far this year. But Charlotte, thanks to Bruni being forced to quarantine their entire team, has had a full two weeks to prepare for the Cowboys. Head Coach Shawn Vowell has said he loves his chances with two weeks to prepare for a game.

I’ve said it before, 2020 is the year of the weird. Let’s hope this pleasantly weird phenomenon happens to at least bring smiles to all of the county.

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