JC football sweeps Bi-District round
By Michael Brooks
Jackson County football accomplished a sweep in the Bi-District playoff round as all three teams won in dominating fashion.
Ganado downed Santa Maria 55-6, Edna defeated Rio Hondo 49-10, and Industrial defeated Lyford 49-20.
As they advance to the Area playoff round, things are going to get much more difficult.
Edna (9-2) will face Jourdanton (11-0) on Thursday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at Victoria Memorial Stadium. These teams have recent playoff history with Jourdan ending Edna’s season in 2020 and Edna ending Jourdanton’s in 2018, both in this same Area round.
This time the Indians have a slight edge in scoring and points allowed, leading the Cowboys 484-451 and 134-178 respectively. However, Edna played a much more difficult schedule. Jourdanton faced only three teams that finished with a winning record compared to nine for Edna.
Goliad was the only common opponent and Jourdanton had an offensive explosion against the tough Tiger defense, winning 41-20, while Edna fell to Goliad 21-6. Jourdanton did face Goliad in the preseason, while Edna faced them at the end of the regular season.
Industrial (7-3) will face Randolph (10-1) in round two. These teams have put virtually the same number of points on the board with Industrial having the slight edge, leading 396-348 however, Randolph has a huge edge on the other side of the ball, allowing only 126 points compared to Industrial’s 248. Once again though, Randolph is a tough team to judge as they only faced two teams with winning records. Their lone loss came to a Cole team that finished 5-5 but they also defeated Blanco (9-2) 21-7.
Industrial will face Randolph on Friday, November 17 at La Grange High School at 7 p.m.
Ganado (9-2) may have the toughest task of all three teams as they will face Mason (11-0). The stats are virtually identical, with Ganado scoring 446 to Mason’s 447 and Ganado allowing 139 to Mason’s 135.
Mason enters the game ranked 6 by Maxpreps, while Ganado sits at 15, while Dave Campbell’s has Mason at number nine. The playoff rankings only go to top ten and Ganado is not listed.
Ganado will play Mason on Thursday, November 16, at 7 p.m. at Toyota Rattler Stadium in San Marcos.
If Industrial and Edna both win, they will face each other in round three. If one team loses, the other will face the team that defeated Industrial/Edna.
If Ganado wins, they will face the winner of Holland and Shiner/Freer (they play their Bi-District game tonight).