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September 18: West Texas Pound For Pound" Football Rankings

09/18/2019, 10:00am CDT
By Armando Flores

Friday Night Lights in the Great State of Texas.  The sight of Old Glory alongside the Lone Star as the boys from Coahoma take the field is a sight to behold. "It sends chills up and down my spine".-Coach Ivany

It’s been an exciting start to the 2019 Texas High School Football season out here in West Texas.  We have seen several of our area schools make great strides toward what they all hope are the start of very successful seasons, and the dream of the elusive title of State Champion.  

This year’s first Pound for Pound Rankings encompasses numerous factors regardless of classification level. Those factors range from strength of schedule, to dominating performances, to quality wins over quality opponents and program success on the field. 

The first rankings have top programs from three levels sitting at the top of the rankings: 

Midland Lee tops our list.  The Rebels have remained perfect at 3-0 cracking the top 25 in Class 6A with impressive wins over Smithson Valley, 45-21, and Abilene, 35-21, and a dominating performance over El Paso Montwood, 72-7. 

The Wall Hawks are a close second on the list. The #4-ranked team in the state, has wins over defending Class 2A champ, Mason, 47-7, a win over Class 3A, Division II, top 10, Cisco, 20-13, and defeated perennial TAPPS powerhouse, Midland Christian last Friday, 20-14. 

The Greenwood Rangers follow suit and pack a punch. With a combination of speed, power, physical play and an arsenal of weapons from the backfield tandem of Trey Cross and Ryan Snodgrass to a receiving corps led by Brody Ray, the Rangers could be setting the stage for a deep run in the 2019 playoffs.

1.   Midland Lee Rebels (6A), 3-0

2.  Wall Hawks (3A, DI), 3-0

3.  Greenwood Rangers (4A, DII), 3-0

4.  Crane Golden Cranes (3A, DII), 3-0

5.  Andrews Mustangs (4A, DI), 2-1

6.  Balmorhea Bears (1A, DI), 3-0 

7.   Sonora Broncos (3A, DII), 2-1

8.   Coahoma Bulldogs (3A, DII), 3-0

9.   Denver City Mustangs (3A, DI), 3-0

10. Borden County School Coyotes (1A, D1), 3-0