Brazos looks for final playoff push

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After dropping a 21-6 contest to the Kenedy Lions last week, the Brazos Cougars now sit tied for third place with Kenedy owning an identical 1-2 record within District 15-2A.

To close the regular season, Brazos has a matchup with the first-place, undefeated Shiner Comanches while the Lions will face fifth-place Yorktown, who has yet to win a district game.

The Cougars own a tiebreaker over Yorktown (thanks to an 18-13, district-opening win) should it upset Kenedy but Brazos’ point total in district play sits eight points behind the last-place Wildcats.

It may be hard for the Cougars to make up that difference with Shiner allowing only a touchdown to each of its three district opponents while scoring an average of 58.3 points per game.

On the other side, Yorktown has been outscored 138-38 through its first three district games although Kenedy has only averaged 11.3 points per district game.

If Brazos and Yorktown both pull off upsets, the Cougars will own District 15’s No. 3 seed. On the flip side, if both Brazos and Yorktown lose, then the Cougars will go in as the four seed and meet with the top seed from District 16 which will be determined this week where only one of the undefeated teams between Refugio and Three Rivers will emerge victoriously and remain without a loss in the regular season.

Brazos head coach Ryan Roecker will be looking for a postseason berth in his first year at the helm, but the Cougars have clinched a spot in the playoffs every year since 2016.

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