High school football season is finally here!
Week 1 features some great battles on the Gridiron. A whopping 18 games begin in the greater San Antonio area, while nine can be streamed via the Big Game Coverage (BGC) app. Here’s a look at the top three matchups to stream live on the first Friday night of the 2022 season:
Brandeis vs. O’Connor – Alamodome, 7 p.m
The Broncos and Panthers rekindled one of the best rivalries at Alamo City on Friday night. Brandeis has won 7 of the 11 all-time matchups between these two teams, including a 33-7 win in their last meeting in Week 1 of last season. The intensity will be even higher this year as both teams feel like they have something to prove. In 2021, Brandeis finished 7-3 overall in the regular season and lost in the bi-district round of the playoffs, while O’Connor finished 3-7 overall and missed the playoffs entirely.
“We were definitely dissatisfied with our degree,” said Brandeis senior Brady Zingelmann. “We’re ready to come back this year and take it all.”
“I think getting that 3-7 really impacted us,” said O’Connor junior Ryder Dorn. “We all somehow grew from that, especially our level of maturity.”
Wagner vs. Liberty Hill – Panther Stadium, Liberty Hill, 7 p.m
The Thunderbirds return to Class 5A for the first time since 2019, opening their 2022 campaign on the road against powerhouse Liberty Hill. The Panthers stormed through the playoffs, missing out on a win to the UIL Class 5A Division I state title in 2021. Meanwhile, Wagner advanced through the previous two seasons at the Class 5A Division I level in 2018 to the state semifinals before 2019. Friday night’s showdown should be a perfect litmus test at the start of the season for both teams.
LEE vs Sotomayor – Farris Stadium, 7:00 p.m
History will be made the moment Sotomayor takes the field on Friday night. The Wildcats play the first varsity football game in program history against LEE. The volunteers are looking for their own fresh start after finishing 1-9 overall in 2021 and 1-7 in the District 28-6A game.
“We’re going to be first for everything,” said Sotomayor junior Jordan Daniel. “It’s just all new and amazing to be here.”
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