These two teams have matched up well over the years. And for those in doubt the Troopers are a much better team then what their record shows so I expect to see a good game. GO RAMS
No the troopers aren't and this is a walk in the park for montwood.
Will be interesting to see how Montwood approaches this game. Will they rest starters since playoff spots are set or do they play for the undefeated regular season. For Eastwood this is their playoff game since they are done after this one.
they will embarrass eastwood. 55-21 this will be Lopez last game.
Hopefully they can put this game away early and pull the starters to end undefeated. But if they decide to sit them from the beginning I’d understand, but we still need to play to win. Eastwood can still be a dangerous team.
Play to win because remember they'll be considered Co-District Champs even though they beat PHHS and El Dorado, if they have they lose. I don't agree with that but they do not use head to head. So get the "W" and like Cats32 said jump on them early and then rest starters. FEED #23!!! Remember Gerber had 6 rushing TD's vs Troopers
If Montwood barely beats Eastwood by 1 to 10 points and Pebble Hills blows out El Dorado I bet EPG will drop Montwood from #1 and Pebble Hills will be #1 again. EPG is nasty like that.
So Rams kickass!!! Keep the pedal to the metal!!!
I agree...play to win! Gerber is a beast and I didn't know he's only a junior. But now that MW has had all weekend to celebrate their win against PHs, it's time to get back to business. If I were them, I wouldn't take the Troopers lightly. And I'm sure they would like to close the season out with a win. But if MW plays like they have all season, their offense should put up plenty of points.
Eastwood 41 Montwood 21
Great job Troopers!
Eastwood is probably celebrating as if they won the Super Bowl
Eastwoods season is over no playoffs
Embrassing none the less
Did Montwood pull their starters? I'm not trying to be a smart a**, and I didn't attend the game.
Hey everybody Eastwood beat Montwood does that mean Eastwood gets a share of the district title and are going to the Texas state playoffs?
Montwood had their starters in from start to finish.
Looks like a 4-6 team just exposed Montwood and showed how to beat them. Looked like the Troopers had a man in #4's face all night long and were on a rotation. Offensively, you are not keeping up with the Ram offense, so you beat them by controlling the clock which is what Eastwood did.
Yes, Eastwood's season is over but this win has done more than made Montwood 9-1. It has knocked the air out of Montwood and it's shown Midland a way to beat them.
Unfortunately, I don't see any 6A teams winning next week. Sad time to be an El Paso fan
Montwood loses momentum after loss to eastwood and loses in the first round. Them comes and takes a seat right next to us and watches as the Texas high school playoffs move on with out them, like we don’t already know the outcome. We have bragging rights and it’s feels great to ruin an undefeated season. Good luck montwood but we’re keeping ur seat warm.
You don't play down to someone's level. It's should have been a shootout or a blowout in favor of Montwood. Montwood played down to Eastwood level or they were looking ahead to playoffs.
I didn't see San Angelo Central HS benching it's players and losing to 2-4 (district play) Tascosa HS last night?
Or Odessa Permian benching it's players and losing to a 3-3 Midland Lee HS?
YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME no matter who you're opponent is.
Hey Montwood, how does that humble pie taste? Oh nevermind, even after an embarrassing loss you guys find ways to be arrogant.
This game is over Eastwood played a great game. Playoffs next Thursday at the SAC. Good luck to all teams in the playoffs.
The truth is Montwood played their starters the whole game. They played for an undefeated season and lost by 3 touchdowns. If Eastwood would of lost, everybody would be killing them right now. Montwood loses to a 3-6 team and there are only excuses. Montwoods defense is terrible. All 6A teams will be out after week 1. Coronado and Pebble are going to get killed. El do and Montwood will lose in some high scoring games. Sorry Montwood enjoy sharing championships.
What is funny is that nobody is talking smack about the Eastwood win. The only people analyzing on how bad Eastwood was throughout the season are expecting an Eastwood fan to say something. We know how our season was. No one in this forum has bad mouthed montwood about the loss. Salty much?
What is even more funnier is that Eastwoods fan base disappeared about 2 months ago and now with finally a win they reappeared completely out from the shadows or rather I say closet bandwagoners.
But what is a millions times more funnier than that is how this thread will be the best Eastwood thread. Sad
Well does this mean that the Eastwood coach will be fired due to the large amount of parent petitions to get him out or does this win save his job?
he should be fired. he thought he had the best team in el paso and he fell way short so by his own admission he was terrible as a coach fire him now.
Eastwood head coach should be replaced along with the assistants. With all the expectations and talent and the worlds greatest elite quarterback in Ochoa Eastwood missed the playoffs again.
Do you blame the talented players or the Eastwood coaches?
Think before you answer that question because the players did their jobs at every game it's the Eastwood coaches that did not do their job by making proper and necessary adjustments during halftime especially when Eastwood was winning in multiple games at the half.
Like some have said don't let the Montwood win fool you and cause you not to see the bigger picture. There is a problem and it needs fixing and fixing fast for Eastwoods sake and if not you will be here again next year missing the playoffs again.
I have a son that goes to Eastwood and we showed up to a parent meeting with the principal to voice any concerns. Guess how many parents complained in person. 0 none at all. The parents that showed up all supported the coaches. We had some tough losses but I know my son has bigger goals in life than just football. I also know the 2 parents that complained never showed their face. It’s easy to type without putting your real name to it. I was glad to see us never give up and finish strong.
I honestly don't know what to say when it comes to Eastwood anymore. In the past I blamed coaches and had people rant on me saying there was not enough talent at Eastwood to compete. Then when it was obvious there was plenty of talent at Eastwood the same people wanted to blame the Coaches???? Maybe it's just time to face the sad reality that Eastwood has fostered an environment where the kids just don't have it in them to dig deep when things get tough. Maybe these other schools are just coaching kids of similar talent but just with a little more grit as well. I know this is not going to go over well with Eastwood parents but they should not take it as an insult. I'm not saying they are not good kids that can do well in life ...they just may be a more fragile sort and are not very good at football. Just a thought.....
Really?? Are people going to blame kids???? Blame a district that believes incompetence and misconduct are worth an $80,000 salary. Way to go YISD, you really are "DUH" District.
I can't believe people are still talking about this game. The game is over...MW lost and the Troopers won. But it's playoff time now.