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COUNTING IT DOWN
COUNTING IT DOWN
COUNTING IT DOWN
COUNTING IT DOWN
COUNTING IT DOWN
COUNTING IT DOWN

Week 10 is hovering over the high school football world. While the regular season may be near a close, many races in the Rio Grande Valley are far from being decided, with matches remaining that will decide district winners and playoff makers. District 16-5A DII David Gilpin has made it clear all season that the District 16-5A DII championship goes through Mission Veterans High School. “Until someone takes it from us” the Patriots head coach said. “Someone will have to beat us.” City rival Mission High did that to open the season – but that was in a non-district game. Since then, the Patriots have answered every questions and challenge with a resounding yes. The defending champs lost quarterback Ricky Reyna to a season-ending injury but have replaced him with star receiver AJ Gonzaque and the offense continues to roll. Mission Veterans, 7-0 in district, plays Palmview (6-1) on Friday in a matchup that should be exciting, and will determine if the championship road contnues to go through Tom Landry Stadium. District 16-5A DI Eddie Marburger has a Sharyland Pioneer offense that seems unstoppable at time, regularly hitting the 50-point mark. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in district and has easily dispatched all opponents except for a one-point on the road loss to a Harlingen High team considered among the best in South Texas. Marburger has thrown for nearly 2,700 yards and 39 touchdowns this season Roma is 2-2 on the season in district play and is fighting with Sharyland for the fourth and final playoff position. The Gladiators take a crack at the Diamondback on Friday. A resurgent Edcouch-Elsa is also looking for a playoff spot as well as a district title. The Yellow Jackets are 3-1 and play at Pioneer during the last week of the season. District 30-6A This district is another that's coming down to the wire. Undefeated in district, Mission High (5-0) is led by sophomore quarterback Jeremy Duran, who has shown poise and leadership since being inserted into the Eagles offense last season. The Eagles dispatched of previously unbeaten McAllen Rowe but has a date with the high-powered offense of PSJA on Friday. The Bears' only loss this season in district came at the hands of Trevor Speights and the McAllen Memorial. Quarterback Justin Morales has completed 60 percent of his passes and thrown for 2,000 yards this year. District 31-6A This district, as predicted once again, comes down to Weslaco, Weslaco East and Edinburg Vela. Weslaco has already ended ...

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