Predicting high school football games has seriously become one of my best talents. Shocking, because I am in High school, I know, but let me have my moment.
Duncanville served Mansfield their worst loss of the season so far. Duncanville, who won 35-0, sits at the No. 1 spot for a reason, and I strongly believe we’ll be seeing them back in the State Championship title game this year.
Friday nights matchup between Prosper and Denton Guyer was the epitome of a ‘Life or Death’ game. I was there to actually watch it, and while Denton Guyer ended up winning with 2 seconds left on a PAT, they did not ‘win’ the game. It was more of a loss for both teams. This was by far the most back and forth game I’ve seen this season. The final score of the night was 24-23, advancing Guyer to a 4-1 record, and Prosper to a 3-1 record.
Last week Ole Miss Head Coach, Lane Kiffin, was getting fined for tweets dissing the penalty calling done by SEC officials. However, this week we had a coach top that. Florida Head Coach, Dan Mullen, has been fined $25,000 for his participation in the brawl that occurred on the field before halftime against Missouri. In case you missed it, take a look below.
Fight Night in Gainesville.— College Football HQ (@TheCFBHQ) November 1, 2020
A brawl broke out at halftime of the Florida-Missouri game after Kyle Trask took a hard, late hit pic.twitter.com/CjZCxNmjz8
Mullen is the coach in a white Polo T-shirt and white visor, being restrained by another coach. To put it plainly, a 48-year-old grown man knows better than this. Not to mention the fact that his team was going into the locker room up 20-7 over the Tigers.
The fight started due to a late hit that Florida Quarterback, Kyle Trask, took in the final play before half.
For those who don't have SEC Network Alternate ... the end of Half between #Mizzou and Florida. Trajan Jeffcoat with a late hit is what Florida got upset about. pic.twitter.com/jOTxFPzbuD— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) November 1, 2020
I’m not going to say that the outrage from the team was unprovoked. Clearly this was a cheap shot coming from a team tired of losing. But either way, Dan Mullen 100% knew what the right thing to do was, and instead he behaved as childish as the Missouri defense.
Not only was he fined, but 2 Florida players received suspensions, as well as 4 Missouri players. The NCAA rule for a fight is that the player will be suspended for half of the next week’s game. Ironically, with Missouri’s bye next week, both will be missing players when they take on Georgia. Out of the games for a player to miss, this could potentially be the worst choice as the Bulldogs sit at the No. 1 seed in the SEC East.
It’s been a trend for the Cowboys seasons to go downhill fairly quickly, and this season is not an anomaly. The Cowboys lost Dak Prescott to a gruesome injury in week 5 against the Giants. This meant that former TCU quarterback, Andy Dalton was going to get his time to shine in Dallas, or so we thought. Unfortunately, in week 7, Dalton was sidelined with a concussion due to Washington Football Teams, Jon Bostic.
NFL fined Washington LB Jon Bostic $12,000 for hit on Cowboys QB Andy Dalton. That’s it. Play resulted in Dalton concussion, Bostic ejection. Dalton is out Sunday vs. Eagles. Ben DiNucci, a rookie seventh-round pick, will start. pic.twitter.com/aduy26W02p— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 31, 2020
Then, the Philadelphia game on Sunday became the Cowboys worst case scenario playing a tough matchup with their former 3rd string, Garrett Gilbert, in to start as quarterback. The 23-9 loss against the Eagles was disappointing, but Dalton will be back next week, right? Wrong.
It was announced this morning that Dalton will be sitting out another week, not due to his concussion thankfully, but because of his positive COVID-19 test results. This news is devastating to that quarterback position, and the club is considering moving Cooper Rush up from their practice squad. It is assumed that either Gilbert or Rush will be the starter by the end of the week.