Top HS playoff games with Longhorns ties 

November, 20, 2012
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The bi-district round of the Texas State high school football playoffs saw mixed results for Longhorns commitments.
For 2013, commitments Jake Raulerson, Jake Oliver, Erik Huhn (thoug he's not playing) are all that remain as the area round begins this week.
Class of 2014 commitments Jerrod Heard, Lorenzo Joe and Derick Roberson are still playing as well.

Here are five games that should be of particular interest to the Longhorns:

• Coppell (11-0) vs. DeSoto (11-0) | Saturday, 1 p.m. at Allen’s Eagle Stadium
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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comClass of 2014 athlete Lorenzo Joe will likely play receiver for the Longhorns.
Players of interest: Texas defensive end offer Solomon Thomas (Coppell); Texas athlete offer Dontre Wilson (DeSoto), an Oregon commitment.
How they got here: Coppell defeated Irving MacArthur 31-7; DeSoto beat Harker Heights 62-15.

Longhorns commitments Darius James and Naashon Hughes didn’t have much success slowing down Wilson and DeSoto’s freight train of offensive talent.

Wilson rushed 19 times for 99 yards and scored touchdowns of 1, 1, 1 and 4 yards against Harker Heights. He also hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass for good measure.

Thomas will try his best to corral the Eagles as he and the Cowboys attempt to keep their state title hopes alive in honor of former teammate Jacob Logan, who passed away on Oct. 14.

• Abilene Cooper (9-2) vs. Arlington (9-2) | Friday, 2 p.m. at Arlington’s Maverick Stadium
Players of interest: Texas 2014 wide receiver commitment Lorenzo Joe (Cooper).
How they got here: Abilene Cooper defeated El Paso Americas 40-21; Arlington beat Keller Timber Creek 28-16.

Joe will spend his time in Austin as a receiver but he is getting the hang of this whole quarterback thing. He passed for 208 yards and rushed for 176 yards in the victory over Americas.

Joe is going to have to get Cooper on the board, and often, as the Colts are averaging 39 points per game this season.

• Lake Dallas (7-4) vs. Waco (8-3) | Friday, 1 p.m. at Midlothian ISD Stadium
Players of interest: Texas offensive line offer Andrew Billings (Waco).
How they got here: Lake Dallas defeated Fort Worth Boswell 20-0; Waco beat Fort Worth Wyatt 42-20.

For the second week in a row, Texas’ schedule works out perfectly for its coaches to be able to attend Billings’ playoff game. The Longhorns were off last week during Billings’ bi-district game, and will have the option of traveling north again the day after Thanksgiving.

Of course TCU’s coaches will also be able to travel to the game. Little things like this have a tendency to linger on recruit’s minds.

• Denton Guyer (9-2) vs. Aledo (10-1) | Friday, 2 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium
Players of interest: Texas 2014 quarterback commitment Jerrod Heard (Guyer)
How they got here: Guyer defeated Saginaw 42-14; Aledo beat Cleburne 45-7.

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