Led by QB Nic Shimonek and RB Draylon Sterling, Mildred is going to put up some points. But East Bernard's multiple offensive looks, with Ty Slanina as a quarterback, running back and receiver, can be just as potent. East Bernard was stunningly dominant last week against top-ranked Refugio. East Bernard 48, Mildred 44.
— Matt Wixon, The Dallas Morning News
As much as I love what Nic Shimonek and Co. have done this season, in my mind when you dethrone the king you become the king. In the end, the East Bernard attack is too much for the Eagles to handle or keep up with. East Bernard 48, Mildred 33.
— Justin Rains, Palestine Herald-Press