Buffaloes expected to punish opponents, picked to miss playoffs


STANTON - Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine hit the shelves last week and has the state of Texas buzzing.

The Stanton Buffaloes will compete in District 4-AAA Division II for the 2020-2021 season. Other members of the District will be the Abernathy Antelopes, Coahoma Bulldogs, Idalou Wildcats, Lubbock Roosevelt Eagles, and Reagan County Owls.

The Preseason The Offensive M MVP is quarterback Jess Hoel of Abernathy and Graduation the Preseason Defensive MVP is linebacker Brock For more in Leatherwood of Idalou.

Abernathy senior/bab is picked to repeat as district champion.

Last season Coach Darrell Daily led the Antelopes to a 12-2 season record, 5-0 district record, and regional finalist.

Coach Justin Wiley will take over a team looking to reload as only six offensive and five defensive starters return.. MVP Hoel is transiting from wide receiver to quarterback but should be protected behind an experienced offensive line.

Idalou is picked to be the district’s brides maid Martin following a 6-5, County 3-2 season and a trip to bi-district. n Edition will

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The Wildcats will challenge for a district title if they can avoid the injury bug.

Coahoma is picked third after a decent 9-3 season, 4-1 district record, and a trip to area.

Coach Chris Joslin has the least number of returning starters with only four offensive and five defensive players on the roster.

After playing two seasons as backup quarterback, Kolt Redden is moved up to starter and Special will lead the offense.

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Joslin needs defensive -756-2090. lineman Brayden Wood to step up and lead the defense.

Next up and the last pick to make the state playoffs is Lubbock Roosevelt.

Coach Matt Landers finished the season with a bidistrict loss after compiling a 3-8 record overall and 2-3 in district.

Landers will welcome back nine offensive starters and 10 defensive starters.

The team will be young on both the offensive and defensive lines but depth will not be a problem.

Landers will have plenty of talent as well with four first team all district selections on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Jacob Torrez can take over a game by himself with his elusive running ability.

The Stanton Buffaloes are once again on the bubble with a fifth place expectation.

Coach Cody Hogan led his team to a 2-8 record and 1-4 district showing.

He will only have five starters on each side of the ball returning.

One leader will be honorable mention all-state lineman Ashton Smith. He is a two-way player to terrorizes quarterbacks while relentlessly protecting his.

Joining Smith in the trenches will be Roberto Perez.

Tyler Benedict is expected to return as signal caller for the Buffs.

The Buffs are much stronger after hitting the weight room in the offseason and look to over power and punish opponents with a fierce rushing attack.

Last but not least is Reagan County.

Coach Blake Weston was 0-11 last season but still made the playoffs.

With 10 offensive and 10 defensive starters returning, as well as 24 lettermen, the Owls could be the most experienced team in the district despite being on of the youngest.

The University Interscholastic League announced Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A, will start practices on Aug. 3 and games will kickoff Aug. 27-29.

Playoffs begin Nov. 12 and the state championships remains scheduled for midlate December.