Who has the edge in this one? Predictions?
Isn't Americas defense much better than Franklins? I haven't seen Americas play this season just going off prior threads.
Well El Do is rolling at the perfect time. Franklin has looked better the past few weeks, Americas will be a great test to see if Franklin is prepared to be competitive in the playoffs.
But you are absolutely right if Franklin doesn't fall into the trap of making in a RB battle with Seth and Josh they should be able to score faster, and more often than Americas. Josh will be the best RB on the field regardless, not saying Seth is a slouch but Josh is out of is mind this season.
Josh Fields rushed for 163 yards and 4 TDs against Montwood in a game that Americas won, he rushed for 205 yards rushing against El Dorado in a game that they lost. So what was the difference between these two games? Both MW and Eld each had their own defensive strategy to contain Fields. But despite the best of plans Fields is a difficult running back to contain, as he has shown time and time again this season.
Keys to Victory for Franklin:
1. The best defense against Americas is no defense...which simply means keeping Americas offense off the field as much as possible.
2. Franklin has a pretty good RB named Seth Dominguez that they should use to establish their own running game early.
3. Against Americas, Franklin needs to play a mistake free game.
4. Eld never game Americas the opportunity to return kick-offs which always put them on the 25 yard line.
5. Don't under estimate Americas ability to pass the football. The QB made some nice passes against both Montwood and El Dorado to Tremaine Henderson.
Keys to Victory for Americas:
1. Continue to do what they do best...run the football and control the clock.
2. Play good defense.
3. Take advantage of Tremaine Henderson's speed and his ability to catch the football and exploit the weaknesses in Franklin's defense.
Franklin has more than Seth Dominguez; have you guys not been to the last
two games!!! They didn't win because of Seth Dominguez
You guys don't know Franklin at all!!!
Go back and watch the tape
they need to worry about more than Seth Dominguez
I don't think anyone was taking anything away from the other players on Franklin.
The leading rusher on the team is Seth Dominguez and that's why he was mentioned. But some of the other impact players for Franklin include:
The point I was trying to make is Franklin needs to establish the run early in the game. But it won't be easy and they can't rely solely on the run.
I have enjoyed watching Fields since he played in the city league. And padded stats or not he's talented.
I remember his team losing every year in city league
Well fortunately for the players, the fans don't get to decide who is a 5,4,or 3 star player. I don't put much stock into these ratings because good players go unnoticed all the time. But Fields is rated as a 3-Star player on 247Sports.
Really???? Tyquez 4star?? Didn't he get 20 D1 offers.. Juco get your funny 😂 a$& off this thread
Lol how many stars do you have juco lololol........
Lol share them with our kids so they can get recruited.
Back to the Franklin @ Americas game.
I'm giving Franklin a slight edge in this game...Franklin 28 Americas 24.
Boaz and Juco have had too much candy!
If Franklin pulls the upset that will be a great way to end a rough early season, with high motivation heading on the road next week.
Franklin has given up 381 pts this year, better than only hanks, irvin, socorro and austin, Americas rolls big
Cray cray you sound crazy! Lol you can't compare like that. Coronado hadn't been blown out all year until the westside bowl, lot's of things factor into why Franklin has given up so many points. Like non district schedule for one... Franklin has suffered one major lost in District play and that was against El Do, who handled Americas well.
Did Americas role big against Coronado, El Do, Eastwood, or Montwood? Lol...
This should be an entertaining game. Does it really matter who wins? Are they not both in the playoffs, no matter the outcome? If I am wrong PLEASE correct me. ED and FHS big school, AHS and MHS small school? Back to the game. Have seen each team play several times this year. I agree, Josh is an outstanding back. He can change the game on a single snap, score from anywhere on the field. Two things working against Americas, if you stop Josh, you stop Americas. Yes, they have other talent, but this leads into the other element working against AHS, Coach Melton---still one of the worse coaches in El Paso. He has had so much talent over the years, and has failed to pull it all together. I think FHS has a better balance of talent and options on offense. If the weather stays as predicted, rain, AHS may have the advantage, but give FHS a chance to run and throw, I give the advantage to FHS. Should be a close game either way. See you at the SAC, rain or shine.
I predict that Josh Fields will overtake Deion Hankins as the #2 ranked RB in Texas tomorrow night.
#1 (SR)Kennedy Brooks (Mansfield)
Yards: 2218 Yards
#2 (SOPH)Deion Hankins (Parkland)
#3 (SR)Josh Fields (Americas)
For Franklin, (JR)Seth Dominguez is currently ranked #67.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with making comparisons nor is it something to be viewed in a negative way. Unlike some people on the forum, I support all players in ELP regardless of what team they play for, especially if they are stat leaders at the state level. And don't hate on one player over another. So props to both players including Dominguez, who will definitely be one of the stat leaders next season as a Senior.
Thanks for update
Get to work doza
2nd Half about to KickOFF
Franklin 21 Americas 25
I'm pretty amazed at the lack of fan support on the Franklin side. I mean when they're winning they're out in droves, but when they have a struggling season the team is on its own. Pretty disappointing cause Franklin is doing pretty good!!
What is the score
Can't blame the defensive coordinator on this game! Guys were in the right position to make plays and didn't make plays! You can't make the tackle or plug the hole, shed a block etc for the kids. Cougars defense just didn't want to tackle fields this morning. Great job offense, great strategy DC. Defensive players you owe it to yourself, your coaches, your offense, and supporters, to play with passion and pride next week.
No excuses and props to Americas on their win but senior Eric Phillips of Franklin hardly played. Other Franklin seniors were out did not play and Franklin had two Sophomores at receiver the entire game #10 and #30.
America's defense is not very good.
Then why bring it up! Too funny always throwing out an excuse. Why didn't they play?