lets get the powers that be to make this game happen. When have 2 power 5 caliber players ever played each other in el paso.
Get the first and last letter in Tavorus then the first and last letter in Dumas what do you get? TDss
Get Dumas first name and Tavorus last name what do you get??? Aaron Jones
How many letters in Aaron Dumas and Tavorus Jones??? 22
Both Aaron Dumas and Tavorus Jones wear the #22
I can go on and on
Love this idea, I would love to see the ground and pound Dumas vs. the versatile in the air, on the ground, behind center T. Jones. Was able to do a couple of their games last year and it was fun watching, especially Burges offense. Can't wait for Friday nights!
This would be a very intriguing matchup indeed!
However, schedules are already set (tentatively due to COVID 19), and I don't believe that these two school are matching up.
It would take both schools negotiating and their respective opponents agreeing in the same week to swap games.
Intriguing match-up yes, but this game would come down to which team can scheme a way to stop the other or which defense is better overall.
Did they play any common opponents last year. That could be an indicator of the match up possibly.
It could be how did each team do against them.
Make it happen!!!!! How hard would it be to switch one game around really? This would definitely intrigue a ton of football fans in EP! Who coach these clubs, I've been hearing good things about their coaching staffs. Make it happen!!
Americas would win easy. Not because of the runningbacks but theyre a better team overall
I wouldn't count out the Mustangs, I think they would give Americas a game. As far as "better coached" I see it the other way around, the staff at Burges has done a nice job the last couple years. Would be cool to see this game play out.
I also think this wouldn't be much of a game. But the new poster the water boy is obviously a burges fan.
Question would the coaches play this game.
Everyone goes to Ross
Let us calm down. This would not even be close. Not to discredit the young man from Burges, but I don't really understand the hype thus far. Yes he is versatile playing a little QB, catching balls thrown his way, has size, and rushing like crazy, but let's realize who the numbers were put up against.
Against the mighty teams of 1-5A in the likes of:
El Paso High 0-10 186 rushing 9 receiving 3 TD's
Socorro 0-10 89 rushing 76 receiving 2 TD's
Jefferson 3-8 160 rushing 25 receiving 2 TD's
Irvin 3-6 226 rushing 22 receiving 4 TD's
Bowie 6-5 91 rushing 70 receiving 3 TD's
12-39 752 rushing 193 receiving 14 TD's
Austin 8-3 15 rushing 0 receiving 0 TD's
Andress 7-4 36 rushing 48 receiving 0 TD's
Eastlake 6-5 48 rushing 91 receiving 1 TD
21-12 99 rushing 139 receiving 1 TD
Dumas may be smaller but has shown he can carry the load against much tougher teams. Let's be real. 1-5A is probably in the lower tier of 5-A Districts. He can have offers coming from all over, but as I tried to show in a previous post, EP has produced very very few SUCCESSFUL (THEY MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS PLAYING - NOT HS TROPHY CASE AND SIGNED!!!) in last 10 years. You have Steven Montes (Colorado), Alex Torres (TTech), Aaron Jones (UTEP), John Skelton (Fordham) was a while back. Someone mentioned Romney at BYU but that is up in the air. Came in on TV and did well replacing hurt QB. Yet only has started 2 games thus far.
We have lots of kids who can light it up on Friday nights. Awesome. But let the record speak for itself. How many Friday night heroes flamed out in college by getting kicked out or quitting or not going back? How many simply did not materialize and produce? How many keep transferring and can't make it?
Maybe Nick Saban knows something I don't. But I'll take Dumas at this stage of their careers.
Only an idiot would go against Saban's football knowledge and on offering all around solid athletes to get him and Alabama to Bowl Games year in and year out.
I'm not sure why you'd think that Tavorus Jones wouldn't play RB at the next level, I'm on the side of thinking that he would. Dumas will be a solid RB as well. It's all about the fit with the program and then showing that you could handle the load once you get there. Playmaking ability is definitely what wins spots. If you can think back to when Aaron Jones was a freshman at UTEP, he showed right off the bat that he was a dynamic playmaker with gamebreaking ability. He slowly added on size throughout his college years and look at where he is now.
UTEP is intriguing because they have shown the last few years to be a team that rotates their RB's consistently. Maybe getting in there, producing early, and winning some games would solidy that spot for someone through the year.
As far as the game would go, that would be a fun one to watch. Americas has more numbers obviously and is one of the bigger schools in the city. TEAM speed would definitely play a factor in the matchup as to who would come out on top.
And bringing up Jones' stats for the year, you left out that he had over 100 yards rushing the Area Championship this year against the state semi-finalists in Lubbock Cooper.
I don't thing Jones stats are anywhere near dumas stats. Dumas has elite stats and led the state 2 years in a row if not mistaken. Make no mistake the americas schedule is much tougher then the burges schedule. Dumas stats are just more impressive. My two cents. And the game wouldn't be fun to watch it would be 1 sided. I dont think Burges could beat any of the 6a upper echelon teams which includes montwood, Franklin, pebble hills, Franklin, or even coronado. My two cents take it for what it is. I think overall the 6as are too strong for burges
Like some in this board have said. Stats matter to some people and stats don't matter to other people. Same goes for college coaches.
If you say Burges is bad then you must also say Parkland and Eastlake are bad. Look up the final scores in the last two seasons of Burges against Parkland and Eastlake.
I'm sorry Jones is a good player but not a power 5 type. Dumas should be getting some of these offers from the major conferences not Jones. Jones disappears against superior teams and although he has some talent he is not the next Aaron Jones. What makes Jones better than Dumas and the other top players in El Paso? I know its not his fault that he plays at Burges. Being the big fish in a small pond is nice for inflated stats but is not a realistic indicator of his talent. Lets see how he does going up against 6A schools in El Paso and some from out of town. Why do other talented players get over looked despite having similar stats, size, speed, and grades? Are the coaches at Burges the only ones putting in the effort to get their kids recruited. It seems to me that Jones is connected via family or family friend that is selling him to these programs. I wish him the best and I hope he is successful but Dumas is the real deal and is deserving of a top tier scholarship.
His parents are doing a hell of a job.....they should put on a seminar on how to get a college football scholarship at Power 5 conference.
Stop pretending you know and stop the guessing game. Once again Ask The local area kids that have received D1 offers.
but there is definitely correlation. Certain high schools have all the kids getting offers. Which schools are those. Obviously there is something different happening at those schools. Someone should look it up. Say last 10 years which schools had the most d1 kids.
Actually it isn't fake news and that link solidified my remark. Look at the list and you see certain schools year in and year out and on occasion with multiple kids in the same year.
But back to lining this game up.
Will be sending my boys to Chapin!!!!!
For the last 30 to 35 years I have followed El Paso high school football and have seen huge Hispanics 6ft 6in, 6ft 5in, and 6ft 4in who had speed for their respective positions but were never offered by D1 schools. They always ended up at D2s and D3s or no school at all. There is more that goes into recruiting than simply size and speed. Also factor in that each D1 school looks for players that will fit their play calling schemes.