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District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:56 pm

Shamelessly building on the great work of H.Tigfan (Thanks again for your work!), and shamelessly copying the idea of the other districts that use the forum each week to talk about games played and upcoming., here is a site for D14. Fans of district teams and all others are welcome. Check the schedules: what do you predict as the order of finish?

[b]DISTRICT 14

BRACKETTVILLE 1-0 / 0-0
HARPER 1-0 / 0-0
JUNCTION 0-1 / 0-0
MASON 1-0 / 0-0
SABINAL 1-0 / 0-0

WEEK 1
BRACKETVILLE 41 VS SOMERVILLE 21
HARPER 55 VS SAN ANGELO TLC 06
JUNCTION 08 @ INGRAM MOORE 13
MASON 45 VS GOLDTHWAITE 07
SABINAL 14 @ D'HANIS 12

WEEK 2
BRACKETTVILLE 00 @ LA PRYOR 00
HARPER 00 @ SAN SABA 00
JUNCTION 00 VS CHRISTOVAL 00
MASON 00 @ JOHNSON CITY 00
SABINAL 00 @ LEAKEY 00

WEEK 3
BRACKETTVILLE 00 @ BOERNE GENEVA 00
HARPER 00 VS ELDORADO 00
JUNCTION 00 @ SONORA 00
MASON 00 @ COMFORT 00
SABINAL - BYE

WEEK 4
BRACKETTVILLE 00 VS D'HANIS 00
HARPER 00 @ CENTER POINT 00
JUNCTION 00 VS GOLDTHWAITE 00
MASON 00 VS IRAAN 00
SABINAL 00 @ LA PRYOR 00

WEEK 5
BRACKETTVILLE @ LEAKEY 00 ( THUR )
HARPER 00 VS D'HANIS 00
JUNCTION 00 VS BALLINGER 00
MASON 00 VS HAWLEY 00
SABINAL 00 VS CENTER POINT 00

WEEK 6
BRACKETTVILLE 00 VS CENTER POINT 00
HARPER 00 @ LAPRYOR 00
JUNCTION 00 @ CRANE 00
MASON 00 @ BALLINGER 00
SABINAL 00 VS POTEET 00

WEEK 7
JUNCTION 00 VS BRACKETTVILLE 00
SABINAL 00 VS HARPER 00
MASON - BYE

WEEK 8
BRACKETTVILLE 00 VS SABINAL 00
HARPER 00 VS MASON 00
JUNCTION - BYE

WEEK 9
MASON 00 VS BRACKETTVILLE 00
SABINAL 00 VS JUNCTION 00
HARPER - BYE

WEEK 10
BRACKETTVILLE 00 VS HARPER 00
SABINAL VS BROOKS ACADEMY ( NON-DISTRICT )
JUNCTION 00 VS MASON 00

WEEK 11
HARPER 00 VS JUNCTION 00
MASON 00 VS SABINAL 00
BRACKETVILLE - BYE
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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby BIG C FAN » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:56 pm

This should be another easy District turnout for Mason ,not being tested at all though District.Here is how I see it turning out.

1.Mason only test will be Iraan in preseason,then Second round will be Shiner , and fourth round Refugio !
2. Junction
3.Harper
4.Bracketville

I think the Punchers will give Refugio one hell of a game this season and win Region 4 .

Good luck to the Punchers


GO BIG C !

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:33 am

Thanks, Big C. If you saw the 2011 Punchers, and I know you did, well, this ain't them. Gonna look quite different this year than any year of this decade, with smaller, quicker, very athletic lines on both sides of the ball; stocky, quick running backs, and big receivers. Defensively, the linebackers are very athletic and very solidly built, with a lot of varsity experience; both safeties are back, and one corner, although he will struggle to maintain his job.

For us to have a chance, the potential of the lines needs to be realized, the coaches have to make the right decisions about who goes where, mainly because we are overloaded at some positions and needy at others, but the possibilities are there. We have 4/5 running backs that can do it all - run with vision, block, and catch passes - and the same quarterback. He and his receivers have spent the summer honing the passing game, which IMO has been below standard; now, the coaches have to figure out how to blend it into the Slot T offense. If the passing game is above standard and the lines perform, this team has a high ceiling.

We certainly expect tests from Goldthwaite, Comfort, Iraan, and Hawley in pre-district. Harper returns a lot, including an exceptional quarterback, Junction and Bracketville are unknowns because of new coaches. I'm hoping you're predictions are correct; we look forward to competing with Shiner and Refugio each season, and it looks like all of district 15 is solid to outstanding.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby 4Gata » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:09 pm

Mason runs the table in this district, not much comp for them here.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:09 pm

From the San Angelo Standard Times.
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/sports ... 541447001/

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 pm

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Mason still one of the heavyweights in Class 2A

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Charles Bryce | San Angelo Standard-Times
4:37 p.m. CT Aug. 4, 2017
Since Kade Burns took over as the Mason High School head football coach in 2011 and captured the program's first state championship that magical undefeated season, the Punchers have been one of the area's elite teams.

Mason lost three games in a season in 2016 for the first time in the Burns era, but those losses were against some powerful opponents -- Goldthwaite, Iraan and Refugio, which went on to win the Class 2A Division I state championship.
The Punchers finished 11-3 after falling 28-7 against Refugio in the state quarterfinals. Mason has gone 71-8 in Burns' first six years, and the Punchers look like they'll be formidable again in 2017.
"We're excited about getting started," Burns said. "It seems like we probably have a little bit more returning than what we've been accustomed to the last two or three years. There's several guys who have been playing one or two years on the varsity who bring a lot of experience and we feel like that will be helpful for us."

Mason returns six starters on offense and seven on defense this fall.
Burns talked about the playmakers he has on the Punchers' smash-mouth run-oriented offense.
"We have a returning quarterback (Otto Wofford) who was the Offensive MVP of the district and a tailback, Klay Klaerner, who was All-West Texas and the Newcomer of the Year," Burns said. "They'll be back there along with Americo Alvarez and Emanuel Martinez back in the backfield.
"Up front, we have several guys who played for us last year -- Lucas Martin, Xzavier Herrera and T.R. Kerr, those were our center, guard and tight end who were all-district players for us last year. We graduated three linemen and we feel like the guys we have coming up off our JV are going to be able to contribute for us as well."
The Punchers aren't known for their passing game, but Wofford still threw for 1,071 yards and eight touchdowns last season. Klaerner had 493 yards rushing and six TDs.
Mason's stout defense allowed an average of just 14.3 points per game in 2016, and the Punchers should be strong on that side of the ball again this season.

"We always tweak a little bit here and there and find a way to move some guys and get them on the field maybe at some different spots and give them a chance to play," Burns said. "Kason Silerio will be a defensive leader for us and George Lopez. Those are two guys who played a bunch for us last year on our defensive line.
"Bode McMillan was an all-district safety for us and he'll be returning for his third year in the secondary. And Christian Coe is a returning all-district corner for us, (along with) Kaerner. We feel like those guys bring back a lot of good experience."
As usual, the Punchers have a rigid nondistrict schedule that should provide some early tests for Mason.
"We open up with Goldthwaite and we got beat there in our first game last year," Burns said. "And then we play Johnson City and Comfort, two 3A schools, and then we play Iraan, the defending Division II finalist. They were 15-1 last year. Hawley was a top 10 team and Goldthwaite was a top 10 team. Iraan was No. 2."

Mason is typically a perennial favorite to win the district title, and this year is no exception. Texas Football magazine projects Mason to finish first, followed by Junction, Harper, Brackettville and Sabinal.
"Two of those schools (Brackettville and Junction) have new coaches, so I'm not too sure how that's going to change up what they do or have done in the past," Burns said. "That's just going to be a wait-and-see kind of thing on what they do.
"I know they'll have kids that play hard and come up and hit you. And Sabinal and Harper I think have quite a few guys coming back off their teams last year. It'll be one of those deals where we just kind of see how the nondistrict progresses and kind of see how they're doing and see if they're doing something different."
Burns was asked if the 2017 team can make another deep run in the postseason.
"It's a distance race," he said. "There's a lot of things that go into playing late in the season. We feel like we have the foundation to have a good football team. I think our kids understand that there's a lot of experience coming back on both sides of the ball.

"We know that when we start our first game in September that that's hopefully going to be the worst game that we play all year and we just continue to progress. And hopefully we play our best when it counts the most."
Mason Punchers
Head coach: Kade Burns
Last year's record: 11-3 overall; 4-0 district
Returning starters: 6 offense, 7 defense
2017 schedule
Sept. 1 Goldthwaite
Sept. 8 at Johnson City
Sept. 15 at Comfort
Sept. 22 Iraan
Sept. 29 Hawley
Oct. 6 at Ballinger
Oct. 20 at Harper*
Oct. 27 Brackettville*
Nov. 3 at Junction*
Nov. 10 Sabinal*
*District game
2016 results
Goldthwaite L 20-13
Johnson City W 33-14
Comfort W 34-14
Iraan L 24-21
Hawley W 62-27
Ballinger W 62-14
Harper W 49-0
Brackettville W 56-0
Junction W 31-0
Sabinal W 48-0
Moody W 49-7
Shiner W 34-28
Normangee W 55-18
Refugio L 28-7

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:10 pm

Mason and Sonora in a defensive slugfest in the first scrimmage. Neither team scored on offense; Punchers with two interceptions, one of which was a pick six, but whistled dead. Mason ones with 4 first downs in 20 plays, only one for the Broncos. Sonora declined on having the live quarter.

Varsity twos both moved the ball better, but no scores. JV Purple (1s) with 3 scores to zero, and the JV White tied. JV Purple looked good.

Puncher defense ahead of the offense, as is normal in first scrimmages, but all the backs looked explosive and the line has potential. Passing game was shaky, but looks liked it could be exceptional when it develops consistency.

How about the rest of 14AA? Harper, Junction, Brackett, and Sabinal? How did your scrimmages go?

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Postby PurplePunch » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:51 pm

Second scrimmage v Blanco Panthers at Mason. Blanco was big and deep, running an old school Wing T. Big change from Sonora, which was super quick and ran the spread. Punchers with another stellar defensive effort, allowing no scores and no first downs. Improving offense, with two TDs and two drives into the red zone in 20 plays. The second team allowed 1 first down and scored twice. Both JV teams played well but stopped drives with errors and gave up 2 long TD runs each. Blanco won both 20 play JV scrimmages with 6 total first downs. Lessons learned.

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Postby Blackshirt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:18 pm

Could Refugio being in dissaray because of unfortunate hurricane and not getting to play a game until september 22 finally give mason the edge to knock off Refugio? ?

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Another 'mindless' post by blackshirt.

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Postby Blackshirt » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:42 pm

Not Mindless im jyst bold enuff to ask questions that MANY are thinking. Why do you have to be so politically correct? ? Im just saying this could hurt Refugio and help Mason. Nothing wrong saying that dont be sensitive its football talk.

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Postby PurplePunch » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:09 am

If so, that's unfortunate, not fortunate. After upsetting the Bobcats in 2014 they have handled us with relative ease the last two years. A good number of their best players from those teams graduated and are playing college football while we have 19 highly experienced and talented seniors and an equal number of juniors. We have worked hard in hopes of getting back to the region 4 championship game and beyond. But now the biggest concern in Mason is the welfare of the families, schools, and towns affected by the hurricane and resulting floods. Refugio took a direct hit and the situation is dire. Coach Herring cancelled practices so kids can help with the recovery efforts. Their new school suffered extensive damage, city services, even power, are non-existent, buildings and homes are devastated, families are scattered. Our hearts go out to them, and our prayers. The Bobcats will recover and return, as tough and focused as ever. That will be a glorious day because it will mean things are returning to normal.

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Postby Blackshirt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Yes i think refugio n mason will meet again in round 4. I've went last 2 years its been a wild pre game crowds but your right definately one sided. 5 division athetes on one team at 2A level is just crazy. How does Refugio come up with so much talent?

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Postby Blackshirt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:38 pm

I read refugio has been 13 wins at least for last 10 years all under their current coach. Insane!!! 97 and 3 in regular season with only loses to bigger schools like Cameron Yoe and Geronimo Navarro and Lago Vista. At this level talent comes and goes where are there down years??

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Postby Blackshirt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:47 pm

Refugio has an 8000 seat stadium. I assume built in the 60s when they were in the 2nd highest classification. A smaller stadium but i love games at PUNCHERDOME. Electric atmosphere.

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Postby ganado » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:54 pm

Blackshirt wrote:Refugio has an 8000 seat stadium. I assume built in the 60s when they were in the 2nd highest classification. A smaller stadium but i love games at PUNCHERDOME. Electric atmosphere.



My old man played Refugio many years ago and they built that stadium knowing Refugio would be good for decades to come.

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Postby Windthorstfan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:36 pm

;) Shiner gave them one of those losses one year - just wee bit smaller by a couple of students!!!! :))

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Postby Blackshirt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:25 pm

I see Ivan Tagle of Refugio has moved he was a 2 way starter last year on the line. That one might hurt.

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Postby ganado » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:45 pm

Blackshirt wrote:I see Ivan Tagle of Refugio has moved he was a 2 way starter last year on the line. That one might hurt.



Really?

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Postby Blackshirt » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:11 pm

Yes check out Gridion jason herring talks about it.

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Postby HawleyRocks » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:17 am

2017 PREVIEWS: Mason Aiming To Make Deep Run Back To State Title

BY GARRETT ROSS

http://texashsfootball.com/2017-preview ... ate-title/


(In keeping with our mandate, I only posted the link to this story.... Not a bad read...)
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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:00 am

Zero Week results - Good week for the district!

BRACKETTVILLE 1-0 / 0-0
HARPER 1-0 / 0-0
JUNCTION 0-1 / 0-0
MASON 1-0 / 0-0
SABINAL 1-0 / 0-0

WEEK 1
BRACKETVILLE 41 VS SOMERVILLE 21
HARPER 55 VS SAN ANGELO TLC 6
JUNCTION 8 @ INGRAM MOORE 13
MASON 45 VS GOLDTHWAITE 7
SABINAL 14 VS D'HANIS 12

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Postby PurplePunch » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Mason proves it's still unbeatable at home with win over Goldthwaite

Mason Punchers

Mike Lee | Special to the Standard-Times
Updated 11:20 p.m. CT Sept. 1, 2017
MASON – Even though he’s starting his seventh season as head football coach at Mason, there’s something Punchers fans have never seen Kade Burns do.

They’ve never seen him lose a varsity game at home.
Mason, the No. 6-ranked team in Class 2A, beat the visiting Goldthwaite Eagles 45-7 in Friday night’s opener as running backs Jake Cockerham and Emanuel Martinez each ran for two touchdowns and the Punchers’ defense limited the Eagles to 72 total yards.
The win extended Mason’s home winning streak to 30 games – all coming since Burns became head coach in 2011. Burns also improved his impressive coaching record at Mason to 72-8 overall – including a state championship in 2011 – and 57-3 in regular-season games.

“Our kids enjoy playing here because it’s such a great home environment,” Burns said. “We have great fans, and they like to get loud. It’s just a special place to play, especially with three of our coaches (including Burns) being former Mason players.”

So why have the Punchers been unbeatable at home with Burns as their coach?
“There’s just something about playing here in front of our hometown. There’s nothing like it,” said junior lineman Lucas Martin. “You want to put it on the line for your brothers – the guys you’ve been playing with since the third or fourth grade.”

“We get such great support for home games that we don’t want to let our fans down,” said sophomore running back Klay Klaerner, who rushed for 99 yards and a 21-yard touchdown. “We want to make our fans proud of us.”
“It’s mainly a lot of tradition,” said Mason quarterback Otto Wofford, who ran and passed for 139 yards Friday, including a 30-yard scoring run that staked the Punchers to a 21-0 second-quarter lead.
Burns is not only a former Punchers player, but he's also a second-generation Mason coach. His dad, Melvin Burns, coached the Punchers to a 101-32-1 record during the 1970s and '80s.

The only hiccup for Mason’s starters Friday came when Klaerner bobbled the opening kickoff out of bounds at the Punchers’ 7-yard line. But Mason quickly established momentum, driving 93 yards in 10 plays for a 7-0 lead. Klarner atoned for his bobble with six carries for 63 yards in the drive, including the 21-yard touchdown.
“The kickoff just slipped out of my hand,” Klarner said. “But it worked out pretty good for us.”
Wofford’s 139 yards and no offensive miscues atoned for last year, when he was 8-for-20 passing with two interceptions in his first game as a starter and Goldthwaite upended Mason 20-13 in the opener. It’s one of only three regular-season losses on Burns’ record at Mason.

“We made some costly mistakes last year against Goldthwaite (including a fumble return for a touchdown), but we’re all grown up now,” Wofford said. “I think we all felt a lot more comfortable out here tonight. We’re going to develop together as a team and see where it goes from here.”

Martinez made three total carries count for two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 25 yards. The 25-yarder gave the Punchers a 45-0 lead with 2:54 left in the third quarter. He set up another Mason touchdown with a 48-yard punt return.
Mason’s defense limited Goldthwaite to five first downs. Goldthwaite’s Quaid Seward, a 1,400-yard rusher last year, was swarmed in the backfield on most of his early carries. He had 19 yards on his first 11 attempts, but rallied to finish with 83 yards on 22 carries, including a 13-yard touchdown so the Eagles could avoid a shutout.
Mason 45, Goldthwaite 7
Score by Quarters:
Goldthwaite 0 0 0 7 — 7
Mason 14 17 14 0 — 45

First Quarter
MAS — Klay Klaerner 21 run (Fernando Torres kick), 6:37
MAS — Jake Cockerham 2 run (Torres kick), 2:52
Second Quarter
MAS — Otto Wofford 30 run (Torres kick), 11:11
MAS — Emanuel Martinez 3 run (Torres kick), 3:14
MAS — Torres 35 FG, 0:05

Third Quarter
MAS — Cockerham 1 run (Torres kick), 6:07
MAS — Martinez 25 run (Torres kick), 2:54
Fourth Quarter
GOL — Quaid Seward 13 run (Leo Garcia kick), 8:17
Gol Mas
First Downs 5 20
Rushes-Yards 27-61 33-268
Passing 11 66
Comp-Att-Int 6-16-0 10-16-0
Punts 8-33 1-41
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties-Yards 9-54 3-22

Individual Statistics
RUSHING: Goldthwaite – Quaid Seward 22-83, Drew Hermesmeyer 3-(-)14, Team 2-(-)8. Mason – Klay Klaerner 10-99, Otto Wofford 6-73, Jake Cockerham 7-37, Emanuel Martinez 3-31, Josh Fluhmann 5-22, Chandler Buntyn 2-8, Team 1-(-)2.
PASSING: Goldthwaite – Hermesmeyer 6-16-0 for 11. Mason – Wofford 10-15-0 for 66, Bode McMillan 0-1-0.
RECEIVING: Goldthwaite – Kyle Schwartz 3-10, Isaac Chavez 3-1. Mason – Jake Comey 3-16, Christian Coe 3-10, Cockerham 1-14, McMillan 1-10, TR Kerr 1-8, Roman Coe 1-1.

RECORDS: Goldthwaite 0-1. Mason 1-0.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:44 pm

Week 2
BRACKETTVILLE coming off a nice win over Somerville travels to LaPryor - I'll take Brackett
Christoval at JUNCTION - both teams coming off unexpected losses to Irion Co. and Ingram, respectively. I'll take the Eagles at home.
HARPER thumped poor TLC last week, and San Saba did the same to Winters. Even on the road I've got to go with the Green and Gold.
SABINAL riding the crest of an opening win over D'Hanis travels to Leaky. Two game winning streak for the Yellowjackets!
MASON, fresh off a big win over Goldthwaite, travels to 3A Johnson City, which whipped up on Jarrell. These old district rivals have had some well-contested games lately, with the Punchers pulling away with the win. That trend will continue.
If I'm right, the district will be 9-1 after two weeks.
What are your predictions?

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Postby endguardtackle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:58 pm

same. Not sure whether Dis 14 getting better or opponents worse. Personally, i think Harper should be much improved along with Sab. Not sure about rest. Was told the mason team much improved on both sides... Not sure about that. They played 14 games last yr ago. They will be better next yr i think...maybe.

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Postby PurplePunch » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:17 am

endguardtackle wrote:same. Not sure whether Dis 14 getting better or opponents worse. Personally, i think Harper should be much improved along with Sab. Not sure about rest. Was told the mason team much improved on both sides... Not sure about that. They played 14 games last yr ago. They will be better next yr i think...maybe.


Harper v San Saba is interesting. It appears the new coach at Saba has started something, and Harper is loaded, with experience and size.

The Punchers have 20 seniors. This class went 16-0 in JH, 18-2 on JV, and most played to the quarterfinals last year. They don't like losing. We will see about better, as they play two 3As, then Iraan and Hawley. If still undefeated at that point I'll nod to them.

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Postby Puncher Pride » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:07 pm

I'll have to see it, to believe it with Harper, that team last year folded like a cheap tent about 30 seconds into the game against Mason. My guess is they won't offer much resistance this year either, but I hope they do. This Mason team has a chance to be the best we've had since 2011 and might be the best defense we've put on the field. If those boys stay healthy, and stay focused, they most definitely have the potential to be better than last years team.

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Postby PurplePunch » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:35 pm

Puncher Pride wrote:I'll have to see it, to believe it with Harper, that team last year folded like a cheap tent about 30 seconds into the game against Mason. My guess is they won't offer much resistance this year either, but I hope they do. This Mason team has a chance to be the best we've had since 2011 and might be the best defense we've put on the field. If those boys stay healthy, and stay focused, they most definitely have the potential to be better than last years team.


No argument from me. High hopes.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Puncher Pride » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:10 pm

I know your trying to be diplomatic and i respect that but I can't see anyone in our district staying within 6 Touchdowns of Mason. I really hope one of these next four teams can push us but given the losses that Iraan had to graduation and the loss of Hawleys QB, I have my doubts. Mason lacks size on the DL, like we've had in the past but those boys are quick and get after it. We have speed and instincts at LBer that we have never had before. We have size and experience in the secondary. If a playmaker steps up back there, the sky is the limit for that group.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:14 pm

Looks like mason is playing good ball and great defense.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Should be refugio and mason again unless shiner comes up with something. And if mason can defend the pass and can throw the ball they will beat out the bobcats this year. Refugio DBs are small but run defense still was good. Not as good as last 2 years but good. Refugio sophomore quarterback is gonna be special.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:04 pm

District 14 goes 4-1 again, with only Bracket losing to LaPryor. Harper dominated San Saba, Mason shut out Johnson City, and Sabinal with the two game win streak, beating Leaky! Junction with the big win over Christoval. Nice week!
Things get tougher for Junction as they travel to Sonora, Mason is at Comfort, Brackett tries Boerne Geneva, Sabinal takes their shot at LaPryor, And Harper goes to 3-0 as they take on Eldorado.
Gonna have to take Sonora, Mason, Brackett, LaPryor, and Harper, but I'm pulling for the Eagles and Yellowjackets to win upsets.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:18 pm

Blackshirt wrote:Should be refugio and mason again unless shiner comes up with something. And if mason can defend the pass and can throw the ball they will beat out the bobcats this year. Refugio DBs are small but run defense still was good. Not as good as last 2 years but good. Refugio sophomore quarterback is gonna be special.

After years of small receivers the Punchers starting receivers are 6' 200, 6'1 210, and 6'3 235 (TE). If they get the short to intermediate passing game going small DBs will have a tough night. All three are exceptional receivers and all have some speed. In addition all 3 backs are good receivers and the backups receivers/TE are too.

Like most run-first teams they throw a lot of vertical and stop routes, but as the posts, drag, and seam routes get polished the passing game will become as physical as the running game.

Oh, and downfield blocking is already scarily physical.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:19 pm

You better be pretty good at special teams also!!!

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:37 pm

Think we will be okay on ST, egt. Biggest concern is balanced offense.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:16 pm

I did see refugio did get some deep long passes and touchdowns. Lots of small but speedy receivers. Mason and refugio could be another battle. I still like mart n mason in final. Kinda now going with mason over mart. But yea still dont count refugio out.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:16 pm

PurplePunch wrote:Think we will be okay on ST, egt. Biggest concern is balanced offense.

Mason has been REALLY GOOD on STeams. But i agree on balance. Mason pass is not bad for second game of season. Run game good. Remember where they were at this pt in '11 and '14? No concern here, they got plenty of time!! Defense wins championships!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:56 pm

EGT, wise as always - defense wins championships. As to Special Teams, looking good so far. The kicker has been perfect on extra points, nice range on field goals and kickoffs, the punter doesn't get to much, but looks great, the kids on coverage teams and our returners are super enthusiastic because that's when they are on the field.
Now, if the passing game comes along...

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:14 pm

The pass should come around more im hoping!!! Toooo much talent in those mentioned above plus qb. Havent really needed yet but will. Fun to watch.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby ima puncher » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:46 pm

Rumor I heard today if true might be tryouts for new kicker, any truth to that?

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Idk, go for two for awhile. There's someone to kick!!

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:29 pm

Most kickers are flakes...but that would be bad for the team, and a lot worse for him. There are other options, but let's hope for the best.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:39 pm

Defense wins championships seems to be fading. Points for and points allowed have gone wayyy up even for teams that win championships. But i do feel game is more exciting with more passing more scoring and not just run game and playing defense. That brand of football CAN be a bore.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:06 pm

PurplePunch wrote:Most kickers are flakes...but that would be bad for the team, and a lot worse for him. There are other options, but let's hope for the best.


If true, shame on him.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:43 am

Blackshirt wrote:Defense wins championships seems to be fading. Points for and points allowed have gone wayyy up even for teams that win championships. But i do feel game is more exciting with more passing more scoring and not just run game and playing defense. That brand of football CAN be a bore.


2016 state championships scores -
6A 1 - 35-14
2 - 38-29
5A 1 - 16-7
2 - 24-16
4A 1 - 31-14
2 - 24-6
3A 1 - 35-14
2 - 43-7
2A 1 - 23-20
2 - 49-28
I'd say the trend is toward defense, as compared to a few years ago. Defenses are catching up with the spread, and more practice time is being allocated to defense. Yes, being able to score 4/5 touchdowns may be necessary in some games, but last year three state champs gave up 1 TD, four gave up 2TDs, one gave up 3 TDs, and 2 gave up 4 TDs.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Followed Refugio in 2013 some. Rediculous unstoppable offense. If they had 2016 defense to go with it that would have been something. Last 4 games of that season 73 to 72 over Rogers then 40 to 34 over East Bernard then 69 to 33 over Waskom then 36 to 56 loss to Cisco. Point is defense wins but you need to be able to put up some points too in case you have turnovers giving up easy scores. Coming from behind for defensive minded only teams spells being upset.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby PurplePunch » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 pm

Blackshirt wrote:Followed Refugio in 2013 some. Rediculous unstoppable offense. If they had 2016 defense to go with it that would have been something. Last 4 games of that season 73 to 72 over Rogers then 40 to 34 over East Bernard then 69 to 33 over Waskom then 36 to 56 loss to Cisco. Point is defense wins but you need to be able to put up some points too in case you have turnovers giving up easy scores. Coming from behind for defensive minded only teams spells being upset.


I certainly don't disagree - in my mind, if you can't score more than 35 points you aren't getting past regional round. On the other hand, it was Mason's defense and ball control offense in 2014 and Canadian's defense in 2015 that spurred Herring to focus on defense and ball control, per people that would know. The 2014 Bobcats were also an offensive powerhouse: just down from the 3A finals and those ridiculous scores you cited with a loaded roster, they were #1 all year in 2A DI polls. They scored 54, 56, 40, 27 (win over Cameron Yoe), 49, 34 (win over Shiner), 56, 67, 48, 69, 59, 56, and 20 in a loss to Mason, which beat Centerville 27-7 and lost to Canadian in the finals 34-7. The next year Canadian beat Refugio 61-20 in the finals.

Each year Shiner and Mason play teams that are undefeated and averaging 40+ points per game, hold them to a couple of touchdowns, and win by 20. Refugio did it several times last year en route to a state championship. Again, this doesn't mean I don't want a 40 point per game offense to go with a great defense - if you have that you have Canadian in 2014 and 2015, and you win back to back championships.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby Blackshirt » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:07 am

Yes i do remember 2014 thats when Refugio lost running back week before. I also do realize Mason had many out too. I think thats what kept score down. Its still to be seen if Refugio goes for big offense again or big on defense. Because i would honestly be REALLY surprised if it isnt your two schools again in region finals.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby MrBob » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:21 am

If Refugio doesn't get their team back, I'm not too sure they make it to the Region Finals.
It's a pretty good day when you're on your way and you like where you're going. And you've got what you want and you want what you've got and you're wise enough to know it.

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Re: District 14 2A Division 1 - 2017

Postby endguardtackle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:19 am

MrBob wrote:If Refugio doesn't get their team back, I'm not too sure they make it to the Region Finals.


Shocking statement. I hear Mason had some quit. How many are still 'out' in Refugio?


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