I thought I would post my thoughts on this Friday's Game that should produce the Winner of 26-5a. While next weeks game looms larger for Reagan (due to playoff seeding) this game I believe is between the cream of the crop in 26-5a.
Madison has really come alive recently after some non-district struggles against some very good competition. Their offense seems to be moving along with Jones at QB and the RBs. Jones is not a world beater but runs a smooth ship and the RB tandem has played very well. I think Madison will need to establish the ground game to have a chance against Reagan. Reagan has ballhawks in the secondary but their weakness is against the run. If Madison can run on them they will score points and keep the high pwered Reagan offense on the sidelines which is key for a Mavs win.
As for Reagan, the loss of some key players will obviously hurt this week but I believe Trevor Knight has improved a TON this year and can still leads them to victory. Madison has a great D-Line but a secondary that can be had if the Mavs cannot get pressure on Knight. Reagan has the best WR/TE tandem in the city andif the O Line does their job they should have a lot of success in the air. The difference here IMO is that while Reagan may start slow due to adjusting without certain guys, I think the O Line with a healthy Matt Beyer will more than hold their own and allow Trevor Knight to have a big night.
Give me Reagan 31 Madison 28.