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?
Hahaha Americas D not as bad as Franklins D!!!
I'm not sure why Phillips didn't play... That had nothing to do with the 61 points scored...
Americas enjoy that jumbotron Eastlake Falcons build.
Franklin's defense; inconsistent
PAINFUL!! ; SAN ANGELO may score 80!
Maybe... Maybe not... like I said the game plan was right coaches can't tackle for the kids.
What's guaranteed is Franklin has the opportunity to compete in the Texas state playoffs.
Franklin has the opportunity to shock the state of Texas with an upset win over San Angelo. It's going to be tough as San Angelo is solid on both sides of the ball and Franklin has to travel up there which I believe is a 6 hour drive.
Anyways it's the Texas State Playoffs and what better to start the playoffs than to have the opportunity to compete against a quality top opponent who happens to be a Top 10 team in the entire State.
Good Luck Franklin and remember to have fun as you earned to be in the playoffs and remember to keep your head up no matter what. Enjoy the experience.
SORRY JUST HOW I SEE IT
Observer how can you say that it's not the DC? Did you at home the same game that everybody else watch? Anytime they ran tha ball it was only 2 the right and you mean to tell me that you can't adjust 2 the run? Obviously they are a quote power run team and you mean to tell me you can't adjust to it. There was many different ways to beat that run. Yeah the kids did miss tackles not denying that utilizes if the coach had put them in better position to make a better chance at making a tackle then maybe that kid would not have almost 250yrds rushing. Like I said before and I say it again out with the old in with the new it is a shame that 1. You a head coach and your playbook is horrible with the same plays. It's about able to adjust and those coaches show time and time again why they lose or giving up big yards and plays. I'm just saying I have never in my life of playing football and watching football to where one school with talented kids get beat that many times with the score 60+. 5 games out of 10 where you get beat 60+ with giving up 4 or 5 hundred yrds don't make since. When most or all the kids played with the Texas Tribe they had way more plays on both sides of the ball and made adjustments. It's to easy. Once again get coaches in that wanna win and can win.
I can't even comprehend what was just typed
Lol @ supporter
Watch film kids were in positions to make plays and didn't want to! Cray cray I've bashed the DC all year I just thought this game was different, 8-9 man in the box what else can you do?
The problem with Franklin's 4-4 defense is that it has not addressed the alley lanes off the tackle and it continues getting beat on the corners. Permian punished Franklin off tackle as did El Dorado and Americas. The OLB's must protect the outside, leaving the tackle, ILB and FS to make a play in the alley. Which is not happening. So, the DC must address and that is not happening.
Agreed, San Angelo may score 80. Someone said Franklin has a shot at pulling an upset. Wow, San Angelo will give them that shot, right in their _ ss!
Well they may lose..
but i don't see how anybody especially from 5A can keep the hate going
sick of the 5A fans....your own coaches know the entire 5A with Chapin is sorry
we asked for support..but you idiots wanna keep hating lets do it!!!
let see keep doggin programs I'm just getting warmed up
I've stayed quiet lets do this
Franklin is weak so stop crying. They would get stomped by some 5A programs. Typical and ignorant
Franklin at 4-4 and a playoff team. Not a playoff team and I would say they would struggle with the 5A programs. I heard they have a freshman starting in defense. Your team is weak if you are pulling up 9th graders because your upper class can't get it done.
My opinion if you give up an avg 50+ a game, you cannot be an average team. There are a few teams like El Dorado, Americas, And that have very good teams with quality players. The same for Chapin, Canutillo, Andress, Del Valle., and Eastlake. Those team could play in the 6A. Franklin don't hate on proven programs just because your team has not performed.
Franklin would beat any El Paso 5A team. Canutillo would be the only team that could beat them, only because of Canutillo's defense though. This 4-4 defensive scheme has been ther Achilles heel because they do not have the skill set at tackle, ILB and corner to compete against the top tier 6A teams. El Dorado, Americas and Montwood has proven that; each of these teams exposed Franklin's weakness of not protecting corner coverage and defending the off tackle alley.
franklin would win district in both 5a districts........please stop with the drama.......
Purple Wave give it up dude. We finished 4-6. We are not a good team this year!!!!!!
Give it up Purple Wave. We finished 4-6. We are not a good team this year!!!!
Im with him though do t say your the vest but then turn around and say but you have more kids.....smh....just say we will be in playoffs longer. We all know there is no comparison
I like Franklin but we are not good so coming on hear arguing about what if is irrelevant. You can't take away the talent that's on Canutillo football team or any other school, regardless of size. Our performance has not been good this year. Yes we are 6A but we don't play well against other solid teams. We can't get stops and our kids are out matched.
But my point is Franklin would not be outmatched by canuts
We agree to disagree. They are better.