The Showdown is not the only district title game in the Big Country that night. Eastland and Breckenridge get together at Buckaroo Stadium in Week 5. The Mavericks enter the 2012 season as the district favorite even though head coach Brian Hulett has to find 13 new starters for his team. The Buckaroos are picked right behind Eastland by Texas Football magazine. Breckenridge has 8 starters back on offense and head coach Steve Freeman says the pieces are in place for a breakout season.
Now to Week 6 and what should be a battle for the district lead in District 3-2A. The Bangs Dragons host 5th ranked Wall. The Dragons have quarterback J.T. Newton back for his junior year. As a sophomore, Newton threw for 24-hundred yards and 20 touchdowns for the Dragons. Newton is one of Big Country Sports Players to Watch in 2012. Wall is picked to win the district this year. The Hawks beat Bangs in non-district the last 2 years.