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Fearsome defensive effort earns Calallen Friday Night Fever Gamechanger award

After completing three rounds of the playoffs, we still have three rounds remaining.

Only two Coastal Bend teams still are standing with a dream of a state championship still alive.

Calallen and Refugio are now among the final eight teams in their respective playoff brackets after each had impressive triumphs last week.

However, we can have only one Friday Night Fever Gamechanger. Calallen (12-1) earned it after a 42-13 triumph over Brenham last week at Comalander Stadium in San Antonio.

And on Friday, it was the perfect example of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. And in the round between Brenham and Calallen, the immovable object came away victorious as the Calallen defense was phenomenal.

Brenham came into the game averaging more than 300 yards per game this season and just less than 30 points. The Wildcats led the Cubs well under that.

Brenham was held scoreless until the very end of the game when they notched a couple of late touchdowns in “garbage time.” The Cubs were limited to less than 250 yards with the Brenham quarterback completing only five passes.

“We just made the adjustments,” Danaher told KRIS after the victory. “ We saw what they were doing and they did a good job.

“They had a good game plan, their coaches prepared them well, and they stopped us in the first half. But then at halftime we gathered the kids up and said, ‘Look this is what we’re going to do, and here’s the adjustments we’re going to make.’”

But Danaher’s own team’s effort trumped that as the Wildcats cruised into Friday’s District 15 title game rematch when they hook up with Port Lavaca Calhoun Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

“They really played a great game tonight,” Danaher said about Brenham. “They really had a lot of speed and a lot of skill and the quarterback was good.”

Jeffrey Dubrof

Jeffrey Dubrof

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