EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - For the first time since 2016, San Augustine will not claim a district title. Instead the 10-2A DI crown will go to either Timpson or Joaquin. That will be decided this Friday in the Week 10 Red Zone Game of the Week.
Timpson, 9-0 overall and 4-0 in district, will host Joaquin, 8-0 overall and 4-0 in district. The two state-ranked teams have been the story in deep East Texas small school football this season.
“We have had to fight through some injuries and through COVID," Joaquin head coach Wade Lawson said. “It is now coming back together for us.”
Both teams have already solidified their playoff spot. The winner will just have the No.1 seed heading into the playoffs in two weeks. The lose will have the No.2 seed.
“We have taken care of business up to this point,” Timpson head coach Kerry Therwanger said. "We are guaranteed a playoff spot. The last couple of years we have had to win the last game to get in. "
Thirty-four points is the fewest Timpson has put on the board this year while Joaquin’s record for points given up in a game this season was 28 to San Augustine earlier this month.
“Timpson is a whole different ball of wax,” Lawson said. “They are a good football team. they have weapons out wide. they are really good in the backfield. They work two different quarterbacks and both are good athletes. The running back is a hard nosed kid. He will earn every yard he gets.”
“We’ve had an opportunity to score some points and given the opportunity we will score some points," Therwanger said. "They are good with what they do so it will be a battle for sure.”
Kickoff from Timpson on Friday night October 30 is set for 7:30 PM.