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09/14/20

The Cooldown: Week 3

Cover Photo via @BCISD on Twitter.

As the small schools barreled ahead into week three, 5A and 6A were allowed to start practicing ahead of their September 24 start date. Bellville continues to impress, Livingston came up with an enormous goal-line stand, and more in this weeks’ edition of The Cooldown.

Bellville vs Stafford

This game was back-and-forth until the early in the third quarter.

Bellville took a 9-point lead on Stafford toward the end of the first half, before blowing the advantage to find itself tied with Stafford at 29 early in the second half. There was no looking back from there.

The Brahmas rattled off 21 unanswered points to to wrap up a 50-29 win in dominant fashion to remain undefeated on the young season. Richard Reese had another solid night at running back while Robert Briggs returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. The Reese-Briggs duo is quickly becoming one of the best in all of class 4A.

Next up could be Bellville’s toughest test of the regular season as the Brahmas travel to Rockdale to take on highly recruited running back Cam’Ron Valdez and the Tigers. If there’s any game to keep an eye on next week, it’s this one. I’m already excited to see how Reese and Briggs stack up against Valdez.

Bay City vs Wharton

While Bellville has gotten off to a hot start, so too has Bay City – and the Blackcats might be the best story in Houston so far.

The answer to an 0-9 campaign in 2019 has been a 3-0 start in 2020, highlighted by a 41-11 win against Edna in week two and an impressive 42-31 win against Wharton last week.

Davieyon Curtis was the star of the night for Bay City, rushing for 123 yards and three scores. Avery Smith had a nice night at quarterback as well, completing 10 of his 16 passes for 232 yards and one touchdown. Ray Bibbins hauled in two interceptions to help Bay City put the game away.

Next up is a home date with Vidor as the Blackcats try to remain perfect.

Livingston vs Orangefield

After an 0-2 start and just two wins in the last two seasons, Livingston needed a win in the worst way, and boy did they come up with it.

With a 21-20 lead late in the game, the Lions gave the ball back to Orangefield and needed a stop to win the game. Orangefield found the end zone, but decided to go for two to try and win the game. It came down to one second left on the clock and Orangefield with the ball on the Lions’ two-yard line. Livingston didn’t give an inch.

The Lions will use that goal-line stand as a confidence booster heading into a showdown with Diboll next week.