High school football season is finally here!
Week 1 features some great battles on the pitch. A whopping 18 games kick off in the greater San Antonio area, while nine will be available to stream on the Big Game Coverage (BGC) app. Here’s a look at the three best matchups you can stream live on the first Friday night of the 2022 season:
Brandeis vs. O’Connor-Alamodome, 7 p.m.
Broncos and Panthers renew one of the best rivalries in Alamo City on Friday night. Brandeis has won 7 of the 11 all-time meetings between these two teams, including a 33-7 victory in their most recent meeting in Week 1 of last season. The intensity will be even higher this year as both teams feel they have something to prove. In 2021, Brandeis went 7–3 overall during the regular season and lost in the Bi-District round of the playoffs, while O’Connor went 3–7 overall and missed the playoffs entirely.
“We definitely weren’t happy with the way we ended up,” Brandeis senior Brady Zingelmann said. “We are ready to come back this year and see it through to the end.”
“To go 3-7, I think it really affected us,” explained O’Connor junior Ryder Dorn. “We all grew from that, especially our level of maturity.”
Wagner vs. Liberty Hill – Panther Stadium, Liberty Hill, 7 p.m.
The Thunderbirds return to the Class 5A ranks for the first time since 2019, opening their 2022 campaign on the road against mighty Liberty Hill. The Panthers swept the playoffs and came within one win of the UIL Class 5A Division I state title in 2021. Wagner, meanwhile, advanced to the state semifinals in his previous two seasons at the Division I level. from Class 5A in 2018 and 2019. Friday night’s matchup should be a perfect litmus test at the start of the season for both teams.
LEE vs. Sotomayor vs. Farris Stadium, 7 p.m.
History will be made the moment Sotomayor takes the field on Friday night. The Wildcats will play the first college football game in program history against LEE. The Volunteers are looking for their own fresh start after going 1-9 overall in 2021 and 1-7 in the District 28-6A game.
“We are going to be the first in everything,” said Jordan Daniel, a Sotomayor junior. “It’s all new and amazing to be here.”
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