Super-Six: Six storylines from Week 1 in Six-man football
The Jayton Gridiron Classic is a must watch
The Jayton Gridiron Classic has turned into the go-to kickoff classics for Class 1A schools. The showcase features some of the best teams in Six-man, showcasing nine games from Thursday to Saturday night. Any football fan that has yet to attend needs to add that as a must for the future.
The Jayton Gridiron hosted nine games over three days [Brandon McAuliffe/ Big Country Preps]
The Texas Panhandle will make a return trip to Jerry World
Last year the Amarillo-area sent both McLean (Division I) and Follett (Division II) to Arlington. This season, there are plenty of talented teams across the board, so don’t be surprised if the Texas Panhandle makes a return trip.
McLean makes it 16 straight
The defending Six-man Division I state champions opened the 2019 season how theu closed 2018. The No. 2-ranked ranked Tigers beat up No. 10 Blum, 65-38, extending their win streak to 16 straight dating back to last year. McLean will try to extend its winning streak to 17 against at Groom on Friday.
Ben Crockett breaks a big run against Blum. [Bobby Brown/ Texas 1A fan]
4. District 1-1A D1 is legit
McLean, White Deer, Valley and Miami, went a combined 4-0 over the weekend. What’s more impressive is the Tigers, Bucks and Patriots outscored their opponents in Jayton by a combined 187-60. The Warriors also rolled Hedley, 54-6.
5. Welcome back Parker Carson
The senior QB for the Valley Patriots missed the final five games of last year after sustaining an injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season. In his first game back for the Patriots on Saturday, Carson put up four touchdowns through the air and another two on the ground in a 50-0 win over Morton. Expect a big season from Carson and the Patriots.
Valley’s Parker Carson rolls out for a pass against Morton on Saturday. [Tina Carson/ For Press Pass Sports]
6. Claude making strides
The Mustangs are now in their second season of Six-man and have already opened some eyes. Claude traveled to Follett Friday night and earned a 56-6 win over a team that was four quarters from a state title in December. This is a great start for a Claude team hungry for success.