It's been a really successful football season for VYPE Austin, San Antonio and Hill Country area private school squads. In November, Seguin Lifegate Christian School (TCAL Six-Man) won its second straight state championship, and San Antonio Saint Mary’s Hall (TAPPS 11-Man Division V) lost in another state title game.
This week, five more area teams will have the opportunity to finish the year on the right note. Their games will take place between Thursday and Saturday at Midway ISD Panther Stadium. Check out the outlook for each team.
Regents School of Austin Knights
Record: 11-1 (3-0)
TAPPS 11-Man Division II state championship: vs. 13-0 Cedar Hill Trinity Christian School (Saturday December 8 at 7pm)
Outlook: Regents School of Austin has advanced to its third straight state championship game. The Knights lost to Grapevine Faith Christian School in 2016 and Cedar Hill Trinity Christian School in 2017, so they hope the third time's the charm.
Geneva School of Boerne Eagles
Record: 10-3 (4-0)
TAPPS 11-Man Division III state championship: vs. 10-3 Willow Park Trinity Christian Academy (Friday December 7 at Noon)
Outlook: Interesting matchup here. Geneva School of Boerne and Trinity Christian Academy come in with identical 10-3 records, call their teams the Eagles, and have had similar defensive production this season. Ultimately, Geneva School of Boerne will have the edge in this matchup because its offense averages 40.7 points per game, compared to Trinity Christian Academy's 28.5.
Shiner St. Paul Cardinals
Record: 5-8 (2-1)
TAPPS 11-Man Division IV state championship: vs. 8-4 Lake Country Christian School (Saturday December 8 at Noon)
Outlook: Either St. Paul or Lake Country Christian School will wrap up a remarkable run to the state championship. Let's start with the local team. The Cardinals lost the first seven games of 2018, but have bounced back with five wins in the last six games. Lake Country Christian School was 2-4 through its first six games, but has rallied off six straight wins.
Austin Veritas Academy Defenders
Record: 11-2 (5-0)
TAPPS Six-Man Division I state championship: vs. 9-2 Gainesville Lone Star High School North (Thursday December 6 at 3pm)
Outlook: This matchup should be competitive. Lone Star High School North's offense averages 56.2 points per game, compared to Veritas Academy's 48.8. On the flip side, the Defenders have the fitting defense to slow them down. They allow 22.6 points to opponents, while Thursday's foe gives up 31.4.
Bracken Christian School Warriors
Record: 12-0 (5-0)
TAPPS Six-Man Division II state championship: vs. 7-3 Huntsville Alpha Omega Academy (Thursday December 6 at 11am)
Outlook: Bracken Christian School will be the favorite going into the match. The Warriors have the season record edge against Alpha Omega Academy, as well as the confidence to win on Thursday. Remember their opening round 50-0 win against the Lions in 2017?