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The World of Sports When the football season began, one of the questions for District 31-6A was whose turn would it be among the district’s big three teams to get to the third round this year. In the pas at least one team seemed to make it almost every year. The answer: All three. In a show of force, the Wildcats, Panthers and SaberCats have all advanced to today’s third round. And all three have perennial powers to face. Weslaco East vs. Austin Westlake The Chaparrals (11-1) are a powerhouse. They’ve scored 55.5 points a game while surrendering an average of just 10 per game. Quarterback Kirkland Michaux has thrown for more than 1,800 yards and 27 touchdowns. Five different running backs also have 200 yards or more in the balanced offense that is just as strong as it’s intimidating defense led by senior linebacker Brayden Duncan who leads the team with six sacks and 18 hurries. Weslaco East head coach Mike Burget kept his team as a secret, manhandling the district, including three straight shutouts before tight victories over Weslaco and Vela. Quarterback Ramsey Vasquez has been the offensive firepower for the Wildcats with his legs, rushing for more than 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also showed he could throw the ball in a three rushing and three passing performance against Donna North. Weslaco vs. Lake Travis The Cavaliers are another team rich with tradition and winning ways. They have a pair of high powered quarterbacks. Senior Hudson Card has thrown for 1,660 yards and 19 touchdowns while junior Nate Yarnell has added 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns. Junior Weston Stephens keeps the defenses honest with the running game, carrying the ball for 800-plus yards and 14 touchdowns. Weslaco quarterback Jacob Cavazos knows all about offense The senior has produced 1,945 yards and 18 touchdowns through the air while also being one of two in the backfield to rush for 1,000-plus yards to go with 20 touchdowns. He is joined in the 1,000-yard club by senior running back Peyton Knaub with 1,089 yards and 19 touchdowns. This game should be a high-flying affair. If both offenses can play at the speed they like, the scoreboard may need some new lights after this one is over. Edinburg Vela vs. San Antonio Brandeis The SaberCats finished in their eyes a disappointing third in the district after winning the past two titles. That doesn’t mean they aren’t as big a powerhouse as they have been in ...

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