TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

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TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Old76er » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:54 pm

In D2
Waco should easily take care of plainview and walk to state. They played a tough non district schedule and were banged up early on. They have their feet back under them And should make For a solid opponent for whoever comes out of the south.
Now a serious matchup is Bulverde vs Fredericksburg. Bulverde has been under the radar all year and are a extremely physical football team. Ask New Braunfels.... I’m going with Bulverde by 12
State finals
Bulverde over Waco Live Oak by 16

In D3
Granbury vs Weatherford
They played earlier in the year and Granbury came out on top. It’s more difficult to beat a team two times in one season but I think it’s will be the same result.
Granbury by 20
Seguin vs. Baytown
Seguin has handled some solid opponents this year and I don’t see anything changing. Baytown has not been talked about much this year and looking at their schedule the missed several games. Mystery team at this point unless someone informs me otherwise.

Seguin over baytown by 30
State finals
Seguin over Granbury by 20
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby SmallTownFan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:06 am

Agree that Live Oak will easily handle Plainview.
The Fredricksburg/Bulverde game would be the one to see this week.

In the final, I see Live Oak vs. Bulverde.
Live Oak is finally healthy and has all players back. As long as #1 (QB) and #2 (spreadback) don't get injured they should win by 10.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby SicEm74 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:18 am

I say Waco Live Oak 45+ Plainview

Bulverde with a 15+ win over Freddy. I hear Bulverde is physical and the fact they beat the pass happy off we of NBCA means they have decent speed on defense so they will be well matched with Freddy.

NCTA should defeat Weatherford. Given the records and the look at limited visual documentation on each team I'd say NCTA.

In Bryan for the two quarterfinal games. This should be a good one as well.

Seguin has a quality player in #31 but surely they have to have more if they will beat Baytown. Baytown has quality speed on defense and it's a tough task for any one player.
Baytown offense played several players, not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing this late in the season but they were effective against Spring Branch.

I'm going against the grain and selecting Baytown in a game 4>.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Old76er » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:48 pm

Weatherford could probably give NCTA a problem with their size. It’s extremely hard to beat a team two times in one year. I’m starting to think this game could go either way. I think It goes down to the last couple of Possessions.

I agree that 31 will probably be the best player on the field Friday night. I have no idea if baytown has enough speed to contain him. More news i hear out of baytown is they are fast overall. That means they close quickly. Maybe they can make a decent game.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby GeauxTigers » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:23 am

Looks like Coach Rabon and his team are looking for revenge vs. Baytown...
http://seguingazette.com/sports/article_e6b52df6-d495-11e7-843b-4b625ae2e916.html
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Cougar1414 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:08 am

Lifegates predicted to win by 33 but should beat BCA by 45. Why the Wrestlemania build up. Just eat a snickers bar and relax. Just play the game.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby SicEm74 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:26 am

Where are the Seguin fans? When I first got on years ago there were one or two...now, nothing.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Old76er » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:09 pm

Appreciate the post. That was a pretty confident article by seguin. Revenge!! Don’t think that will be much of a contest. My focus is on the NCTA vs Weatherford game. That should be a good one.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Mrcacalaca » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:46 pm

Seguin from the south, the north I don't know. Weatherford had NCTA down like 42-18 before they made a comeback and won. And Weatherford agreed to play at NCTA? Interesting. Toss up to me
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby Old76er » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:41 pm

Weatherford has some size and difficult for NCTA to handle. NCTA does have couple of speedy kids but it’s going to take more than that to beat seguin in the finals
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby pup » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Seguin is the real deal. I told y'all earlier in the season to keep an eye on them. Coach Rabon is an excellent coach and will have his boys flying around. They are particularly good at defensive pressure as they are so stinking quick. That, and they don't mind hitting you in the mouth. Offensively, sure there's #31 but Coach Rabon will utilize other players strengths as well.

As to the article about revenge on Baytown- I don't think it's so much revenge as it is vindication of what happened last year. Coach Rabon is too much of a gentleman to mention those players that were not "not on the roster" last year for the semis were three senior studs. If Seguin had been full strength in 2016 I believe they would be the returning State Champs.

As I've said before, it will be the team that makes the fewest mistakes and plays DEFENSE. That'll be Seguin. I see Seguin vs either team from the weak north in the finals. Seguin wins a State title for Coach Rabon in his final game.

DII is all about Live Oak. I believe they are the 2017 DII State Champs. The other side of the bracket is tough to pick. Yes Bracken 45'd Freddy in the first go 'round. However, Freddy was down three starters that night. Bracken got rolling and it ended early. You can anticipate a renewed Freddy this round. I'm sure Coach Shipman will have something up his sleeve. Defense wins this game, just not sure which team that'll be.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby GeauxTigers » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:02 pm

Hoping that it will be a great game.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby freeagent » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:13 pm

Old76er wrote:Appreciate the post. That was a pretty confident article by seguin. Revenge!! Don’t think that will be much of a contest. My focus is on the NCTA vs Weatherford game. That should be a good one.


Remember, it's an article written by the hometown paper and they tend to have a pro-local team bias regardless if it's 2-8 Seguin (5A UIL), 10-1 Navarro (4A UIL), Marion (3A UIL), or Lifegate (1A TAPPS).

I think there's pretty serious speculation that this is Coach Rabon's last season. I heard that a year ago, too. I tend to use the Apostle Thomas rule on things like that ... when I put my fingers in the hole and hands in the side, I'll believe.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby freeagent » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:00 am

Tiger ... Sorry, I screwed up. I accidentally deleted your post (instead of replying to it).

But I agreed with it ... I was at the game last year. That night, there was no question who the better team was -- Baytown Christian.

Obviously, it would have been a better game if Lifegate were at full strength. But I'm not sure that it would have been a sure Lifegate win.

Good luck to both teams tomorrow night.
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Re: TAPPS D2 and D3 Semis

Postby freeagent » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:30 pm

Halftime: Lifegate 32, Baytown Christian 16
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