AUSTIN (KXAN): We’re a month away from high school football season and a lot of Central Texas schools are enjoying their farewell week this week. For several schools, it marks the beginning of the district game.
It was a snapshot classic on Thursday night from KBVO between LBJ and Liberty Hill. The Jaguars marched with a victory in the battle between teams ranked by the state. LBJ stopped Liberty Hill in fourth place in the final minute of the match for the 41-34 victory.
LBJ ranked No. 3 in the 4A-Division 1 state rankings. Liberty Hill was No. 9 in the 5A-Division II state rankings that entered Thursday’s game.
These are some of the best Friday night clashes.
Week 4 clashes in central Texas
District 25-6A: Cedar Ridge at Round Rock at 7 a.m. Dragon Stadium
After two spectacular wins, Round Rock passed its first real test of the season with a 21-17 win over Cedar Park on Friday night at Gupton Stadium.
The Dragons win with a setback penalty and accumulate over 1000 offense yards in their first three games. Cedar Ridge enters the match 2-1 after beating Hays 48-13.
District 25-6A: Vandegrift at Stony Point at 7pm at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex
Vandegrift’s incredible undefeated race ended late last season when Round Rock got its 21-win streak. The Vipers bounced back and advanced to the state quarterfinals of the 6A-Division II.
The Vipers have started 3-0 with an average margin of 28 victory points. Junior quarterback Brayden Buchanan has gone 471 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games.
Stony Point bounced back from their second loss to Bowie with a 42-7 win over Del Valle. Runner Cameron Cook ran for 399 yards, while averaging more than nine yards per carry.
Districts 26-6A: Lake Travis to San Marcos 7:30 p.m. at Rattler Stadium
Lake Travis opens the district game after a 59-35 loss to Rockwall last week. The Cavaliers played one of the toughest schedules in the district in Texas.
Runner DJ Johnson leads the Cavaliers ’high-powered offense with 357 yards running while averaging 11.9 yards per carry and another 126 yards receiving with five total touchdowns.
San Marcos got its first win of the season on Friday with a 28-16 win over San Antonio East Central. Junior quarterback Isaiah DeLeon has 513 yards and 229 more yards.
6A’s top-ranked team, Westlake, opens the district next week in Del Valle.