The Canutillo football team came up with another strong showing in dowing San Angelo Lake View, 27-10, Friday in Fort Stockton to claim an area round title in the Class 5A, Division II playoffs.
The defense came up big with three turnovers that resulted in 14 points, while the Canutillo running game was also very strong led by Andrew Alarcon and Ben Galaviz.
Canutillo has now won 11 straight games and is 11-1 on the season. The Eagles face Azel, a 45-20 winner vs. Burleson on Friday, in next week's third round of the state playoffs in Midland.
The Eagles are an interesting story. With 40-plus seniors on the roster, Canutillo has proven to people around the state they are a talented team and that football in El Paso has gotten better.
The Eagles have great leadership and chemistry. They get it done in all phases of the game and they play good, determined football.
Canutillo has gone on the road the past two years and played good football against good teams. The Eagles have a talented group of players, but most important they have good kids with great character and good leadership.
Whether they beat Azle or not, Canutillo has had a great two-year run of excellence on the football field and they have been a fun group to cover and report on.