The sports weekend started on Thursday with Thursday Night Football and the ass-whooping delivered up the Raiders by none other than the offensive juggernaut, more commonly as the San Fransico 49ers.
Lead by a QB that wasn’t even verified on Twitter, much less dating a porn star, The 9ers were able to put that work on the lowly Raiders who won’t have a home next year, 34-3.
The soon to be Las Vegas Raiders, will not be playing in Oakland because their Vegas Stadium isn’t ready, and they no longer have a stadium deal in Oakland. Where will they play? maybe John Gruden could use some of his cash to fund a place for the team to play? Or maybe he’ll just burn some of that money because we know he has no idea how to manage a team, maybe his finances are the same?
In “The Tip”, The Montwood Rams and Socorro Bulldogs met at the SAC, in a battle for the helmet. The Bulldogs fell to Montwood 69-38, Socorro now has a losing streak at 35 games, one of the longest active in the state of Texas. Montwood however, not only won the game, but won the hears of America as they had a player with Williams’ Syndrome that scored a TD. The Rams improve to 4-5 on the season, and keep their Playoff hopes alive. In order for the rams to make it in, they need a win, according to TownTalk Sports.
Friday night, saw a jam packed night of Texas High School Football! From Tornillo to Canutillo, the City of El Paso saw their best teams handle their business and a few playoff spots get filled up.
District 2: 2-5A: Andress 7-2 (5-0) has clinched the district. Austin (7-2, 4-1) and Burgess (6-2-1, 4-1) will play this upcoming week for the 2nd spot, While the Irvin Rockets are locked into the 4th spot and will face the winner of District 2 1-5A.
District 2: 1-5A: Parkland is the winner with an 8-0-1 record and will host the Irvin Rockets in the Bi-District Playoffs. Ysleta (7-1, 2-2), Horizon (4-5, 2-2) and Canutillo (4-5, 2-2) are all still hopeful to make the playoffs and all need to win to get in, making the Ysleta v. Horizon game this week, THAT much more important! The struggling Riverside Rangers (3-6, 1-3) need a lot of help but own the tie breaker over the Horizon Scorpions, the Hanks Knights are alive as well, but need a win and a loss by Ysleta AND Canutillo to make the playoffs in the 4th seed.
In District 1-5A, the Eastwood Troopers, who have benefited from a tough non-district schedule have clinched the division going undefeated and entering the final week of the regular season at 6-3,4-0. The Del Valle Conquistadores and Chapin Huskies will face off for the second seed and a shot at a share of the title IF Eastwood were to fall to El Dorado. El Dorado and Eastlake are also alive in the playoff race for the 4th seed. If Eastlake wins, they’re in, if El Dorado wins, they need an Eastlake loss to Bel Air, who could play the roll of spoiler.
In District 1-6A, the Franklin Cougars continue to impress as they pounced on the District Title… Yes the pun was VERY necessary! The Cougs are sitting at 7-2, 4-0 on the season and will face of vs. the previously mentioned Socorro Bulldogs. Elsewhere in the district, Montwood is facing off vs Americas and Coronado is taking on Pebble Hills, both games are win and in situations for the teams.
For the best High School Football coverage in El Paso, and the best play by play action of high school football games in the city, visit TownTalkSportsElPaso.com
Saturday was owned by College Football, as is no surprise. However the biggest story of the day, besides UTEP Breaking the Chains, was the absolute dominating performance by ‘Bama over LSU. Tua and Co. seem primed to be the undisputed National Champ, distancing themselves from any other possible completion in CFB. Seriously, who is going to beat a ‘Bama Squad with an offense?
Texas fell to WVU and OU squeaked by Texas Tech, and OU is primed to win the Big 12 and perhaps slide into the CFP Playoff Rankings as a 4th seed.
- Notre Dame
But the REAL news WAS the UTEP miners breaking the countries longest losing streak in CFB and ending the depression, if only for one night. El Paso finally got to #BreakTheChains and celebrate the Orange and Blue!
UTEP Volleyball said goodbye to 3 seniors, Ashley Grzebeniak, Kylie Baumgartner and Maddie Morgan. Thank you ladies for everything you’ve done for UTEP Athletics and Volleyball!
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