It’s undeniable: Week 1 of the 2022 high school football season was remarkable in almost every way. Familiar faces and new stars ruled the grids in the greater San Antonio area.
What does week 2 bring us? This time, 14 games are available to stream on the Big Game Coverage (BGC) app, including several matchups that could be playoff previews. Here’s a look at the top four games to stream live on Friday night:
Lake Travis vs. No. 1 Steele, Lehnhoff Stadium, 7:30 p.m
This week, the top-ranked Steele Knights take on one of the best teams in the state: Lake Travis. Sophomore quarterback Chad Warner led the Knights to a memorable 35-34 victory over then-leader Brennan with a game-winning touchdown pass to Royal Capell in the final game of the KSAT Pigskin Classic. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers were left stunned by Arlington Martin in their season opener, but that was largely due to quarterback Bo Edmundson’s absence. It’s unclear if Michigan State’s engagement will fit Friday night, but Lake Travis is more than capable of running the ball effectively.
Lake Travis won the last matchup between these two programs in 2017, 34-31. Expect another hard-fought battle when these two powerhouses go head-to-head on Friday night.
Austin Westlake v No.5 Judson, Rutledge Stadium, 7pm
After a wild, emotional overtime win over Johnson at the KSAT Pigskin Classic, No. 5 Judson quickly turns the page and welcomes a team that hasn’t lost a high school football game in almost three years. The Westlake Chaparrals have won 41 straight games and three straight UIL State titles ahead of Friday’s matchup. That run of dominance includes a 44-14 win over Ridge Point in their home game last week. On the other hand, head coach Mark Soto and the Rockets have ambitions to claim a state title for themselves. This game will be a great litmus test to see if this year’s squad is up to the challenge.
“We know they are a great team,” said defenseman Myles Davis. “Everyone knows who they are. We’re definitely the underdogs but the manager told us today that we’ll worry about ourselves and get the job done.”
No12 Somerset vs Southside, Southside ISD Stadium, 7pm
One of the city’s most intense rivalries will be renewed this Friday when the Cardinals take on No. 12 Somerset in the Battle of 1604. Both programs enter this matchup after separating their last four encounters. The Bulldogs won last year’s showdown 10-6 thanks to a memorable defensive performance against current Nebraska quarterback Richard Torres. Head coach Koy Detmer has Somerset on all cylinders earlier this season after a 42-14 win over Highlands, but Southside also goes into this game with a 1-0 record after beating Austin Crockett 59-12 in Week 1 has set fire.
Something has to happen when these two teams go head-to-head on the gridiron, and if previous results are any indication, this year’s game will likely be spot on.
Eagle Pass Winn vs Uvalde, Honey Bowl, 7pm
In Week 1 senior Justyn Rendon wore the No. 21 and led Uvalde onto the field at Frank Carter Stadium in Carrizo Springs. The community came out in full force to support the Coyotes and they responded with a 21-13 win over the Wildcats. Twenty-one points in honor of 21 lives lost.
This week Uvalde Football plays its first home game in the Honey Bowl since the tragedy at Robb Elementary in May. Sports have traditionally helped heal society, particularly at the high school level. Friday’s game represents that and much more. Uvalde plans to honor the 50th anniversary of their 1972 state-winning team, and if the Coyotes win, it would be their 600th win in program history. KSAT 12 Sports will be on hand to stream the entire match live on the BGC app. Athletic director Greg Simmons and anchor Larry Ramirez will have the call.
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