I like Rankin, but I see the game a 12-15 point victory, playing at altitude can make for a long game. Fort Davis didn't get here on luck, they also have a strong team so with a couple of breaks going their way the game could be a lot closer.
I've got to go with Rankin by 16 in this one but both teams are very tough and will represent district 7 well in the playoffs. Water Valley played Rankin at home and barley escaped with the win so I'd just as soon not see them in the first round of the playoffs. If it's Ft. Davis on the losing end of this one it will be a long drive to the playoff site for both them and Water Valley (probably McCamey) but then, Ft. Davis is used to the long drives. If Ft. Davis prevails it will be WV and Rankin in a re-match of last years first rounder. Good luck to both teams.
Both, from what I understand, are the strongest on offense that the defense is the weakest against. Ft Davis is spread and Rankin has toruble with the spread on defense. Rankin runs a power game and Ft Davis cant stop the power. Should be an interesting game to say the least.