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2013 Week 1 East Texas Football Capsules

Atlanta’s Dequan Allen (9) and Kenneth Houff combine on a sack of Gilmer’s Tanner Barr during the Rabbits’ season-opening 57-7 loss at Gilmer’s Buckey Stadium on Aug. 29. Atlanta visits Daingerfield on Friday. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Preview capsules for Friday night’s Week 1 East Texas football games.

To see full game previews of a dozen other East Texas Week 1 games, click the corresponding links (kickoff 7:30 p.m. Friday unless otherwise noted):

 

WEEK 1 EAST TEXAS FOOTBALL CAPSULES

Longview Lobos (0-1)

vs.

Marshall Mavericks (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Maverick Stadium, Marshall

 

Coaches
  • Longview: John King
  • Marshall: Clint Harper

 

Last Week
  • Longview: lost vs. Coppell 32-24 (in Allen)
  • Marshall: lost vs. Kilgore 42-7

 

Next Week
  • Longview: vs. Olive Branch, Miss. (7:30 p.m. Saturday in Shreveport)
  • Marshall: vs. Bossier City Parkway (5 p.m. Saturday in Shreveport)

 

Playmakers

Longview

  • WR Dorian Leonard, Sr., 6-4, 198 (committed to Texas)
  • S Stephan Maxey, Sr., 5-11, 186
  • S Travin Howard, Sr., 6-0, 179
  • QB Dezmond Chumley, Jr., 6-0, 188
  • RB JaMycal Hasty, Jr., 5-9, 181
  • DL DeRodrick Alexander, Sr., 6-0, 240

 

Marshall

  • WR Marek Reyes, Sr., 5-8, 155
  • ATH Jaque Kuykendall, Sr., 5-9, 160
  • OL Katrail Flanagan, Sr., 6-3, 270
  • QB Justin Hart, Soph.
  • DB Tacory Robinson, Jr., 6-2, 180

 

Did you know? Longview led Coppell 24-12 with 10 minutes remaining, but Coppell scored 20 unanswered points to win 32-24.

 

Hallsville Bobcats (0-1)

vs.

Van Vandals (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Van Memorial Stadium, Van

 

Coaches
  • Hallsville: David Plunk
  • Van: Jared Moffatt

 

Last Week
  • Hallsville: lost 58-28 vs. Whitehouse
  • Van: lost 42-38 at Pine Tree

 

Next Week
  • Hallsville: vs. Henderson
  • Van: vs. Lindale

 

Playmakers

Hallsville

  • ATH Macailyn Wilder, Sr., 5-9, 155
  • WR Andre Jones, Sr., 5-10, 165
  • OL Trey Gillespie, Jr., 6-2, 240
  • LB Tyler Martinez, Sr., 5-11, 200
  • RB/LB Khalil Sneed, Jr.

 

Van

  • RB Matt Savis, Jr., 5-9, 175
  • LB Brice Borgeson, Jr., 6-2, 220
  • OL Wyatt Santos, Jr., 6-1, 295
  • DB Layton Myers, Sr., 5-10, 165
  • LB Hunter Redmond, Sr., 6-2, 170
  • WR Andrew Platter, Jr., 6-2, 180
  • DB Alphonso Thomas, Soph., 5-11, 175

 

Did you know? Hallsville was outgained 755-231 by Whitehouse last week.

 

Nacogdoches Dragons (0-0)

vs.

Henderson Lions (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lion Stadium, Henderson

 

Coaches
  • Nacogdoches: Bobby Reyes
  • Henderson: Phil Castles

 

Last Week
  • Nacogdoches: OPEN
  • Henderson: lost 45-21 at Plano Prestonwood

 

Next Week
  • Nacogdoches: vs. Lufkin
  • Henderson: at Hallsville

 

Playmakers

Nacogdoches

  • OL Jacob Bragg, Sr., 6-4, 311 (committed to Kansas)
  • DE Greg Roberts, Sr., 6-5, 200 (committed to Baylor)
  • WR L.J. Barnes, Sr., 5-11, 165
  • DB Jamar Woodard, Sr., 5-9, 160
  • QB Hunter McClellan, Jr., 6-1, 165
  • LB Brian Scott, Sr., 6-1, 215

 

Henderson

  • DT Brandon Armstrong, Sr., 5-9, 260
  • WR/DB Tre’ Hollins, Sr., 5-11, 175
  • RB/DB Randy Davis, Jr., 6-0, 175
  • LB Dalton Goode, Jr., 5-11, 190
  • FS Conner Dotson, Sr.

 

Did you know? Nacogdoches is seeking its first win since September 23, 2011.

 

Pine Tree Pirates (1-0)

vs.

Center Roughriders (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Roughrider Stadium, Center

 

Coaches
  • Pine Tree: Derek Fitzhenry
  • Center: Kevin Goodwin

 

Last Week
  • Pine Tree: won 42-38 vs. Van
  • Center: lost 27-7 at Buna

 

Next Week
  • Pine Tree: vs. Kilgore
  • Center: at Atlanta

 

Playmakers

Pine Tree

  • QB Dalvin Manns, Sr.
  • OL Andrew Lee, Sr., 6-3, 280
  • DE/LB Robert Hines, Sr., 6-1, 235
  • WR Mason Hays, Jr., 6-0, 175
  • WR Tyler Smith

 

Center

  • LB Kiounis Williams, Sr., 5-10, 200
  • QB Dalton Horton, Jr., 6-3, 185
  • ATH DeJalen Preston, Sr., 6-1, 170
  • WR Kam’Ron Parks, Soph., 6-5, 195
  • WR Caden Rainbolt, Jr.

 

Did you know? Pine Tree QB Dalvin Manns threw for 418 yards and five touchdowns and ran for 65 yards in last week’s 42-38 win against Van.

 

Sulphur Springs Wildcats (0-1)

vs.

Sherman Bearcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Bearcat Stadium, Sherman

 

Coaches
  • Sulphur Springs: Greg Owens
  • Sherman: Gary Joe Kinne

 

Last Week
  • Sulphur Springs: lost 55-20 vs. Tyler Lee
  • Sherman: won 31-14 at Little Elm

 

Next Week
  • Sulphur Springs: vs. Whitehouse
  • Sherman: at Highland Park

 

Playmakers

Sulphur Springs

  • ATH Willy Ivery, Sr., 5-8, 180 (left last week’s game with an injury)
  • QB/S Larry Pryor, Jr., 6-1, 185
  • FS Zach Spigner, Jr., 6-0, 180
  • OL Jess Jenkins, Jr., 6-3, 290
  • LB Blake Doughtie, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • DL Bryton Wood, Sr., 5-8, 185
  • LB Dekeistan Mosley, Sr., 5-11, 180

 

Sherman

  • DB Chad Perry, Soph., 5-11, 185
  • DB Jordon Hume, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • RB Tre Mask, Sr., 5-11, 200
  • OL/DL Eric Hill, Jr., 6-4, 280
  • OL Terrance Franklin, Sr., 6-0, 270
  • WR/DB Jaquay Pough, Sr., 6-1, 210

 

Did you know? Sulphur Springs gave up three touchdown passes of 55 yards or longer against Tyler Lee last week.

 

Texas High Tigers (0-0)

vs.

Arkansas High Razorbacks (0-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Razorback Stadium, Texarkana

 

Coaches
  • Texas High: Barry Norton
  • Arkansas High: Todd Ledford

 

Last Week
  • Texas High: OPEN
  • Arkansas High: OPEN

 

Next Week
  • Texas High: vs. Liberty-Eylau
  • Arkansas High: at Greenbrier (Ark.)

 

Playmakers

Texas High

  • LB Anthony Rhone, Sr., 6-0, 210 (committed to SMU)
  • RB Tre Walker, Sr., 5-9, 175
  • DB Kevin Harris, Sr., 6-1, 180
  • QB Clete Norton, Sr.
  • DL Will Brown, Jr., 6-3, 285

 

Arkansas High

  •  ATH Cody Skinner, Sr., 6-1, 240
  • QB Dylan Silvey, Sr., 6-0, 175

 

Did you know? Texas High beat Arkansas High 13-7 in last season’s matchup.

 

Athens Hornets (1-0)

vs.

Spring Hill Panthers (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Panther Stadium, Longview

 

Coaches
  • Athens: Paul Essary
  • Spring Hill: Mark Sartain

 

Last Week
  • Athens: won 31-25 vs. Kaufman
  • Spring Hill: won 24-6 vs. Pleasant Grove

 

Next Week
  • Athens: vs. Gladewater
  • Spring Hill: at White Oak

 

Playmakers

Athens

  • LB K.J. Cumby, Sr., 6-1, 215
  • LB Chris Jefferson, Sr., 6-2, 200 (committed to SMU)
  • QB Anthony Sanders, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • TE/DL Nic Fincher, Sr., 6-2, 245
  • LB Adam Stallings, Sr., 5-9, 220
  • RB Devin Hall, Jr., 5-9, 170

 

Spring Hill

  • OL/DL Morgan Knight, Sr., 6-1, 250
  • LB James Wallis, Jr., 6-0, 175
  • LB Hagen Tucker, Jr., 6-0, 205
  • QB Jacob Rooney, Sr.
  • RB Nicolas McKee, Sr.
  • RB/LB Trevor Martin, Sr.

 

Did you know? Spring Hill has not reached the playoffs since 2007.

 

Atlanta Rabbits (0-1)

vs.

Daingerfield Tigers (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Mickey Mayne Tiger Stadium, Daingerfield

 

Coaches
  • Atlanta: Matt McClure
  • Daingerfield: Aric Sardinea

 

Last Week
  • Atlanta: lost 57-7 at Gilmer
  • Daingerfield: lost 16-14 at Gladewater

 

Next Week
  • Atlanta: vs. Center
  • Daingerfield: vs. Clarksville

 

Playmakers

Atlanta

  • QB Chase Musgrove, Jr., 5-10, 175
  • DE Kenneth Houff, Sr., 6-2, 195
  • DT Gerald Andrews, Sr., 6-2, 250
  • ATH DeQuan Allen, Jr.
  • ATH Damien Lawson, Sr.
  • OL Brandon Parkman, Sr., 6-2, 280

 

Daingerfield

  • LB Calvin Bryant, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • QB Keris Alexander, Sr., 6-0, 166
  • OL Willie Evans, Sr., 6-4, 335
  • DB Cory Smith, Sr., 5-9, 155
  • RB Cordarius Anderson, Sr., 5-6, 160
  • LB Kelshin Neal, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • RB Ramius Wallace, Sr., 5-10, 165

 

Did you know? Daingerfield has made nine state title appearances in its history, which is the most in East Texas.

 

Brownsboro Bears (0-1)

vs.

Addiston Trinity Christian Trojans (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Tom Landry Stadium, Addison

 

Coaches
  • Brownsboro: Jason Hooker
  • Trinity Christian: Steve Hayes

 

Last Week
  • Brownsboro: lost 27-14 vs. Crandall
  • Trinity Christian: won 49-13 vs. Decatur

 

Next Week
  • Brownsboro: vs. Palestine Westwood
  • Trinity Christian: at Crockett

 

Playmakers

Brownsboro

  • WR Tyler Thomison, Sr., 5-9, 160
  • DL Swaide Houston, Sr., 6-3, 220
  • DL Quentin McKenzie, Sr., 6-0, 230
  • WR Tamarick Pace, Soph., 6-2, 160

 

Trinity Christian

  • WR Brock Thomas, Sr., 6-1, 170
  • LB Brock Bacon, Sr., 6-3, 225
  • LB Drue Allen, Soph.

 

Did you know? After starting 5-2 in 2012, Brownsboro finished the season with three consecutive losses to miss the playoffs.

 

White Oak Roughnecks (1-0)

vs.

Bullard Panthers (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Panther Stadium, Bullard

 

Coaches
  • White Oak: Gerry Stanford
  • Bullard: Shannon Wilson

 

Last Week
  • White Oak: won 39-3 vs. Redwater (in Gilmer)
  • Bullard: won 21-20 at Quitman

 

Next Week
  • White Oak: vs. Spring Hill
  • Bullard: vs. Diboll

 

Playmakers

White Oak

  • QB Dylan Gale, Sr., 5-8, 165
  • WR/DB Jansen McCurdy, Sr., 6-0, 165
  • WR/DE Hayden Nichols, 6-3, 215
  • WR/S Gabe Michael, Sr., 6-1, 175
  • DT D’Quantis Sutton, Sr., 5-11, 260
  • DB Jake Pullen, Jr.
  • RB/LB Riley Lakin, Sr.

 

Bullard

  • RB/LB Brentavian Henderson, Jr., 5-10, 170
  • OL Aaron Johnson, Sr., 5-11, 165
  • QB Connor Mebane, Sr., 6-0, 170
  • WR Brooks Conlee, Sr., 5-11, 160
  • OL Dorian Schutt, Jr., 6-2, 235
  • RB Austin Skelton, Sr., 5-10, 180

 

Did you know? White Oak WR Jansen McCurdy had seven catches for 193 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Redwater last week.

 

Canton Eagles (0-1)

vs.

Fairfield Eagles (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Eagle Stadium, Fairfield

 

Coaches
  • Canton: Robert Ivey
  • Fairfield: John Bachtel

 

Last Week
  • Canton: lost 26-21 vs. Eustace
  • Fairfield: won 70-13 vs. Diboll

 

Next Week
  • Canton: at Paris North Lamar
  • Fairfield: at Madisonville

 

Playmakers

Canton

  • OL Jacob Busch, Jr., 6-4, 270
  • TE/DE Samuel Miller, Jr., 6-3, 210
  • WR Garrett Denbow, Jr., 6-1, 155
  • DL Ke’Adric Nelson, Sr., 5-11, 240

 

Fairfield

  • WR/S Bryson Gates, Sr., 6-3, 215
  • RB Larry Rose, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • QB/DB Chance Carroll, Jr., 5-11, 185
  • WR Chris Lide, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • OL Dillen Kilpatrick, Sr., 5-10, 240

 

Did you know? Canton gave up 317 rushing yards against Eustace last week. The Eagles’ starting quarterback, Chandler Eiland, was injured and could miss Canton’s next couple of games.

 

Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs (1-0)

vs.

Diboll Lumberjacks (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lumberjack Stadium, Diboll

 

Coaches
  • Corrigan-Camden: Seven Armstrong
  • Diboll: Shane Adair

 

Last Week
  • Corrigan-Camden: won 47-19 vs. Elysian Fields
  • Diboll: lost at Fairfield 70-13

 

Next Week
  • Corrigan-Camden: at Woodville
  • Diboll: at Bullard

 

Playmakers

Corrigan-Camden

  • RB/S Keegan Mitchell, Jr., 5-6, 165
  • FB/LB Carlos Inguanzo, Sr., 5-10, 230
  • QB/K Haden Armstrong, Sr., 5-10, 195
  • TE/ILB Kade Moore, Sr., 6-3, 235
  • ATH Raheim Jones, Sr.

 

Diboll

  • DE/LB B.J. Vinson, Jr., 6-1, 220
  • QB/DB Raive Sheppard, Sr., 5-9, 160
  • LB Isaac Hernandez, Jr., 5-8, 185
  • WR/DB Sammy Scott, Sr., 5-9, 165
  • DB Michael Garcia, Sr., 5-9, 160

 

Did you know? With four playoff teams now eligible in 3A districts, a win over Huntington later in the season would likely send Diboll to the playoffs.

 

Huntington Red Devils (1-0)

vs.

Palestine Westwood Panthers (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Westwood Panther Stadium, Palestine

 

Coaches
  • Huntington: Ryan Soderquist
  • Palestine Westwood: Roger Mays

 

Last Week
  • Huntington: won 20-18 vs. Cleveland Tarkington
  • Palestine Westwood: lost 48-7 at Mineola

 

Next Week
  • Huntington: vs. Splendora
  • Palestine Westwood: at Brownsboro

 

Playmakers

Huntington

  • QB Brent Loggins, Jr.
  • RB Jemichael Brown, Sr., 5-8, 160
  • RB/LB Tanner Evett, Jr.
  • OL Clay Boston, Sr., 5-11, 250
  • OL Shawn Sims, Sr., 5-10, 220

 

Palestine Westwood

  • OL Korbin Boles, Soph., 6-2, 305
  • FB Trey Jenkins, Soph., 5-8, 215
  • LB Hoss Jones, Jr., 5-10, 190
  • DB Micah Ellerbe, Jr., 6-0, 160
  • DE Gabriel Means, Sr., 5-8, 165

 

Did you know?  A win against Cleveland Tarkington last week signaled the end of Huntington’s 19-game losing streak dating back to August 26, 2011.

 

Jasper Bulldogs (1-0)

vs.

Orangefield Bobcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

F.L. McClain Stadium, Orangefield

 

Coaches
  • Jasper: Darrell Barbay
  • Orangefield: Josh Smalley

 

Last Week
  • Jasper: won 28-7 at Liberty
  • Orangefield: won 22-21 vs. East Chambers

 

Next Week
  • Jasper: at Kirbyville
  • Orangefield: at Newton

 

Playmakers

Jasper

  • C Terrell Cuney, Sr., 6-3, 260 (committed to Texas)
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney, Sr., 5-10, 230
  • RB Terrance “Tiki” Cuney, Sr., 5-9, 215
  • QB Steve Walker, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • TE/OLB Shawn Jones, Sr., 6-1, 225
  • WR/DB Chris Spikes, Jr., 6-1, 175
  • WR/DB Jamarcus Reed, 6-2, 175
  • RB/LB Deroddrick Hadnot, Sr.

 

Orangefield

  • RB Carl Wiley, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • RB Dustin Verrett, Soph.
  • TE Mason Sonnier, Sr., 6-4, 240
  • DB Matthew Kress, Jr., 6-2, 170
  • DL Jerrod Watkins, Jr., 5-10, 230

 

Did you know? Jasper averaged 39.8 points per game last season. The Bulldogs built a 28-0 lead halfway through the fourth quarter of last week’s 21-point season-opening win.

 

Mineola Yellow Jackets (1-0)

vs.

Tyler Grace Cougars (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Clyde-Perkins Stadium, Tyler

 

Coaches
  • Mineola: Joe Drennon
  • Tyler Grace: Mike Maddox

 

Last Week
  • Mineola: won 48-7 vs. Palestine Westwood
  • Tyler Grace: won 46-33 vs. San Augustine

 

Next Week
  • Mineola: at Winnsboro
  • Tyler Grace: at Kemp

 

Playmakers

Mineola

  • RB Rhett Self, Sr., 5-6, 155
  • TE/DE Casey Gilbreath, Jr., 6-2, 195
  • DE Trevor Keener, Jr., 6-3, 220
  • OL/DL Austin Anderson, Soph., 6-2, 235
  • LB Brandon Melo, Sr.

 

Tyler Grace

  • ATH Kade Clayton, Sr., 6-0, 180
  • OT Clay Costiloe, Sr., 6-4, 290
  • S Adam Graham, Jr., 5-10, 160
  • WR Johnny Spitzer, Jr., 5-10, 150
  • WR Chandler Nutt, Jr., 6-1, 170

 

Did you know? Tyler Grace’s Kade Clayton carries 22 times for 279 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s win vs. San Augustine.

 

New Boston Lions (1-0)

vs.

Pleasant Grove Eagles (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Pleasant Grove Stadium, Dallas

 

Coaches
  • New Boston: Jamey Thomas
  • Pleasant Grove: Kevin Davis

 

Last Week
  • New Boston: won 48-6 vs. DeKalb
  • Pleasant Grove: lost 24-6 at Spring Hill

 

Next Week
  • New Boston: vs. Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Grove: vs. Tatum

 

Playmakers

New Boston

  • DB Jawuan Johnson, Sr., 6-0, 190 (committed to Northern Illinois)
  • ATH Jeff Gladney, Jr., 5-10, 180
  • OL/DL Wesley Holmes, Sr., 6-3, 280
  • RB Quinn Dedmon, Jr., 5-10, 165
  • DB T.Q. Dedmon, Jr.
  • DE/LB Dedric Draggoo, Jr.

 

Pleasant Grove

  • RB/DB Kayin Cooks, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • LB Jacob Willige, Sr.
  • DL Stephen Burris, Sr.
  • RB/LB MaKale Hawkins, Sr.
  • OL Drew Davis, Sr.

 

Did you know? New Boston beat Pleasant Grove 33-0 in 2012.

 

Rusk Eagles (0-1)

vs.

Crockett Bulldogs (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Monte Jack Driskell Stadium, Crockett

 

Coaches
  • Rusk: Ted Patton
  • Crockett: Joe Kettler

 

Last Week
  • Rusk: lost 16-6 at Terrell
  • Crockett: won 35-34 vs. Lexington

 

Next Week
  • Rusk: vs. Eustace
  • Crockett: vs. Addison Trinity Christian

 

Playmakers

Rusk

  • DL Octavian Arrington, Sr., 6-2, 230
  • FB Ray Foreman, Sr., 6-0, 180
  • OL Zach Swearingen, Sr., 6-2, 250
  • RB D.J. Glenn, Jr., 5-9, 150
  • DB Vijay Stingley, Sr., 5-10, 155

 

Crockett

  • RB A.J. Phillips, Soph., 5-7, 175
  • WR Carlton Shirley, Sr., 6-3, 190
  • WR Darius Barber, Sr., 6-3, 180
  • OL JaVarious Taylor, Jr., 5-9, 190
  • LB Ricardo Hidalgo, Jr., 5-10, 175

 

Did you know? RB A.J. Phillips rushed for 1,005 yards and 12 touchdowns for Crockett as a freshman in 2012.

 

Alba-Golden Panthers (1-0)

vs.

Frost Polar Bears (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Joe Parum Stadium, Frost

 

Coaches
  • Alba-Golden: Gary Schultz
  • Frost: Eric Blenden

 

Last Week
  • Alba-Golden: won 32-18 vs. Cumby
  • Frost: lost 38-14 at Chico

 

Next Week
  • Alba-Golden: vs. Harleton
  • Frost: vs. Gateway Charter Academy

 

Playmakers

Alba-Golden

  • RB/LB Edward Salinas, Jr., 5-6, 200
  • DB Cannon Dean, Sr., 5-9, 150
  • OL Austin Kennedy, Sr., 6-5, 265
  • LB Brett Chrapowicki, Sr., 6-0, 180
  • DT Gus Peacock, Jr., 5-10, 210
  • RB Dalton Wright, Soph., 6-1, 220

 

Frost

  • RB Robert Worley, Sr., 5-11, 185
  • FB Woody Woods, Sr.
  • DB Josh Riojas, Soph.
  • LB Colton Clayton, Sr.

 

Did you know? In 2011, Alba-Golden won a postseason game for the first time since 1984.

 

Arp Tigers (0-1)

vs.

Paul Pewitt Brahmas (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Brahmas Stadium, Omaha

 

Coaches
  • Arp: Dale Irwin
  • Paul Pewitt: Reggie Kumrow

 

Last Week
  • Arp: lost 21-6 vs. Tatum
  • Paul Pewitt: lost 49-20 vs. Liberty Eylau

 

Next Week
  • Arp: vs. Elysian Fields
  • Paul Pewitt: at Jefferson

 

Playmakers

Arp

  • OL/DL Tyrone Hunt, Jr., 6-4, 219
  • RB Marcalas Johnson, Jr., 5-10, 180
  • LB Kalik Hines, Jr., 5-10, 222
  • QB Chase Bonner, Sr.
  • LB John Hawkins, Sr.

 

Paul Pewitt

  • DB Mitchell Ward, Jr., 6-0, 170
  • RB Zane Mackay, Sr., 5-6, 155
  • RB Geromy Porter, Sr., 5-8, 160
  • DL Santerris Younger, Sr., 6-1, 270
  • OL Josh Perales, Sr., 5-10, 250
  • RB Isaiah Porter, Jr., 6-1, 170

 

Did you know? With QB Chase Bonner out with an injury, Arp went with a Wildcat formation approach with RB Marcalas Johnson at the helm in its loss to Tatum.

 

Como-Pickton Eagles (0-1)

vs.

Harmony Eagles (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Eagle Stadium, Gilmer

 

Coaches
  • Como-Pickton: Conley Bland
  • Harmony: Tim Russell

 

Last Week
  • Como-Pickton: lost 61-0 vs. Corsicana Mildred
  • Harmony: lost 30-14 at Winnsboro

 

Next Week
  • Como-Pickton: at Winona
  • Harmony: vs. Ore City

 

Playmakers

Como-Pickton

  • OL Deion McGill, Sr., 6-0, 295
  • WR/DB Fernando Alonso, Sr., 5-11, 160
  • TE/DL Emilio Ramirez, Jr., 5-11, 200
  • DB Blake Neal, Jr., 6-0, 160
  • DE Caleb Boyd, Sr., 5-10, 180

 

Harmony

  • RB/DB Tim McCoy, Sr., 6-0, 190
  • LB Levi Thompson, Sr., 5-11, 210
  • RB Juan Montoya, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • WR/P Jacob Fielden, Sr.
  • LB Ethan Edwards, Sr.
  • RB/DL Eric Contreras, Jr.

 

Did you know? Como-Pickton is 1-10 in its last 11 contests.

 

Edgewood Bulldogs (1-0)

vs.

Caddo Mills Foxes (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Ed Locker Stadium, Caddo Mills

 

Coaches
  • Edgewood: Ryan Simmons
  • Caddo Mills: Steve Sumrow

 

Last Week
  • Edgewood: won 53-26 vs. Kerens
  • Caddo Mills: lost 28-25 at Krum

 

Next Week
  • Edgewood: vs. Grand Saline
  • Caddo Mills: at Lone Oak

 

Playmakers

Edgewood

  • RB/LB Carlos Bolton, Jr., 6-1, 175
  • QB Jackson Tyner, Jr., 6-4, 235
  • WR/DB Jakeb Hunter, Sr., 5-9, 165
  • LB Jace Morgan, Sr., 6-0, 170
  • LB Dakota Pickens, Sr.
  • DL Kevin McClelland, Sr.

 

Caddo Mills

  • RB Daxx Hill, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • OL Isaiah Smith, Sr., 6-2, 300
  • WR/DB Keaton Jones, Soph.
  • ATH Jacob Tillett, Soph.
  • LB/TE Dan Willner, Jr.

 

Did you know? Edgewood’s Carlos Bolton and Jackson Tyner combined to run 25 times for 326 yards and five touchdowns in the 53-26 rout of Kerens.

 

Elkhart Elks (1-0)

vs.

Frankston Indians (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Jeff and Opal Austin Stadium, Frankston

 

Coaches
  • Elkhart: Sam Wells
  • Frankston: Matt Nally

 

Last Week
  • Elkhart: won 36-35 at Alto
  • Frankston: lost 21-18 at Bullard Brook Hill

 

Next Week
  • Elkhart: vs. Centerville
  • Frankston: vs. Corsicana Mildred

 

Playmakers

Elkhart

  • RB Jeffery Wilson, Sr., 6-0, 190
  • OL Zack McFarland, Jr., 6-2, 270
  • WR Cullen Adams, Jr., 5-9, 170
  • DB Jackson Adair, Soph., 6-0, 160
  • QB/DB Jordan Ives, Sr.

 

Frankston

  • QB Ozzie Buckner, Jr., 5-10, 180
  • WR/DB Kendrick Rogers, Soph., 6-4, 185
  • RB Tre Staples, Jr., 5-9, 170
  • OL John Ross, Jr., 6-3, 260
  • LB Charles Minchew, Sr., 5-10, 185

 

Did you know? Standout RB Jeffery Wilson rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns in Elkhart’s season-opening win at Alto.

 

Jefferson Bulldogs (0-1)

vs.

Elysian Fields Yellow Jackets (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Jacket Stadium, Elysian Fields

 

Coaches
  • Jefferson: Derek Simmons
  • Elysian Fields: Scott Ford

 

Last Week
  • Jefferson: lost 13-12 vs. New Diana
  • Elysian Fields: lost 47-19 at Corrigan-Camden

 

Next Week
  • Jefferson: vs. Paul Pewitt
  • Elysian Fields: at Arp

 

Playmakers

Jefferson

  • OL Ryan Cox, Jr., 6-5, 293
  • LB Chris Smith, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • DT Landon Templin, Sr., 6-2, 272
  • QB Braydon Varnell, Sr.
  • DB Terrence Whitaker, Sr.

 

Elysian Fields

  • LB Tanner Norman, Sr., 5-11, 190
  • RB Tanner Davis, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • DL Braden Jett, Sr., 5-9, 200
  • DL Randall Wall, Sr., 6-0, 250
  • OL Zack Holcomb, Sr., 6-2, 220
  • LB Colby Simmons, Sr.

 

Did you know? Jefferson surrendered more than 300 rushing yards to New Diana last week.

 

Rice Bulldogs (0-1)

vs.

Eustace Bulldogs (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Bulldog Stadium, Eustace

 

Coaches
  • Rice: Jerry Baldridge
  • Eustace: Heath Ragle

 

Last Week
  • Rice: lost 58-6 vs. Hubbard
  • Eustace: won 26-21 at Canton

 

Next Week
  • Rice: vs. Cross Roads
  • Eustace: at Rusk

 

Playmakers

Rice

  • RB/LB Chris Atchley, Sr., 5-9, 180
  • LB Raven Huffman, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • OL Justin Smith
  • C Jorge Hernandez
  • QB Austin Peppers

 

Eustace

  • LB Nathan Denson, Jr., 6-0, 230
  • OL Thomas Hyde, Sr., 6-0, 300
  • DE Zach Hughes, Jr., 5-10, 210
  • LB Abed Abuhatab, Sr., 5-9, 170
  • FB Jesus Barcenas, Sr.

 

Did you know? Eustace rushed for 317 yards in the 26-21 win vs. Canton last week.

 

Grand Saline Indians (0-1)

vs.

Scurry-Rosser Wildcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Wildcats Stadium, Scurry

 

Coaches
  • Grand Saline: Michael Ridge
  • Scurry-Rosser: Jason Bachtel

 

Last Week
  • Grand Saline: lost 42-7 vs. Sunnyvale
  • Scurry-Rosser: won 50-25 at Lone Oak

 

Next Week
  • Grand Saline: at Edgewood
  • Scurry-Rosser: at Life Red Oak

 

Playmakers

Grand Saline

  • SS Cody Mercer, Sr., 6-0, 195
  • WR Blake Jones, Sr., 5-8, 175
  • LB Jake Bennett, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • OL Cody Neal, Sr., 6-3, 250
  • QB Austen Truett, Jr., 5-11, 190
  • LB Jonathan LaPrade, Jr., 6-0, 185

 

Scurry-Rosser

  • RB/LB Collan Jasien, Sr., 5-10, 200
  • WR Jalen Blanton, Sr., 6-1, 165
  • ATH Dylan Foster, Sr., 5-10, 165

 

Did you know? Grand Saline has reached the playoffs just four times in the last 13 seasons.

 

Groveton Indians (0-1)

vs.

Alto Yellow Jackets (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Yellow Jacket Stadium, Alto

 

Coaches
  • Groveton: Kevin Parker
  • Alto: Paul Gould

 

Last Week
  • Groveton: lost 30-6 vs. Trinity
  • Alto: lost 36-35 vs. Elkhart

 

Next Week
  • Groveton: vs. Hull-Daisetta
  • Alto: at Tenaha

 

Playmakers

Groveton

  • QB Brandon Kemper, Jr., 6-0, 180
  • OL Kolton Thompson, Sr., 6-1, 250
  • LB Chance Moser, Sr.
  • LB Colton Parten, Soph., 6-2, 220
  • WR/DB Kelvin James, Jr.

 

Alto

  • RB/LB Jacolby Whitaker, Sr., 5-10, 193
  • QB Zac Sturns, Sr., 6-2, 175
  • DE/LB JaVie’Ontae Mumphrey, Jr., 6-3, 215
  • WR Anfernee Black, Sr., 6-0, 200
  • DB Leroy Lewis, Jr., 6-0, 175

 

Did you know? After its one-point loss to Elkhart, Alto fell to No. 8 in the Associated Press Class A poll.

 

Cross Roads Bobcats (1-0)

vs.

Hawkins Hawks (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lowrance Field, Hawkins

 

Coaches
  • Cross Roads: Jim Bradford
  • Hawkins: Marty Moore

 

Last Week
  • Cross Roads: won 46-13 vs. Dawson
  • Hawkins: won 32-28 at Big Sandy

 

Next Week
  • Cross Roads: at Rice
  • Hawkins: at Detroit

 

Playmakers

Cross Roads

  • LB Justin Vaughan, 5-10, 150
  • OL Michael Corbell, 6-2, 150
  • WR/DB Aaron Arden, 5-11, 160

 

Hawkins

  • OL/LB Skylar Phillips, Sr., 6-0, 215
  • RB/DE Lavon Davis, Jr., 6-4, 170
  • ATH Jason Hass, Soph., 6-2, 190
  • DE Kenneth Hughes

 

Did you know? Cross Roads’ 33-point win vs. Dawson was the second in a row for the Bobcats, which beat Dawson 36-34 in 2012.

 

Hemphill Hornets (0-1)

vs.

West Sabine Tigers (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Tiger Stadium, Pineland

 

Coaches
  • Hemphill: John Launius
  • West Sabine: Tod Stark

 

Last Week
  • Hemphill: lost 48-0 vs. Garrison
  • West Sabine: won 27-2 at Beaumont Kelly

 

Next Week
  • Hemphill: at Joaquin
  • West Sabine: vs. West Hardin

 

Playmakers

Hemphill

  • RB/SS Rudy Weaver, Jr., 5-9, 170
  • WR/DB Hunter Phillips, Jr., 5-11, 175
  • ATH Luke Byley, Sr.
  • RB Jontavion Simmons, Jr.
  • WR Cade Procell, Jr.

 

West Sabine

  • RB Nick Williams, Sr., 5-6, 165
  • QB/ATH Reshod Williams, Jr., 5-8, 170
  • LB Hunter Cabral, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • OL Jeremy Williams, Sr., 6-1, 280

 

Did you know? Hemphill has lost 10 of its last 11 games.

 

Hughes Springs Mustangs (1-0)

vs.

Hooks Hornets (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Hornet Stadium, Hooks

 

Coaches
  • Hughes Springs: Chris Edwards
  • Hooks: Hart Jeanis

 

Last Week
  • Hughes Springs: won 54-21 vs. Clarksville
  • Hooks: lost 35-34 at Linden-Kildare

 

Next Week
  • Hughes Springs: vs. Redwater
  • Hooks: at DeKalb

 

Playmakers

Hughes Springs

  • FB Michael Martinez, 5-9, 185, Sr.
  • FS Chad McKinney, 5-11, 175, Sr.
  • OL/DL Kyre Lewis, 6-3, 305, Sr.
  • LB Kane Sampson, Sr.
  • DL Hunter Smith, Jr.
  • RB Fred Hopkins, Jr.

 

Hooks

  • LB R.J. Williams, Jr., 6-0, 230
  • ATH Jimmie Houston, Sr., 6-1, 175
  • OL/DL Anthony Sciara, Sr.
  • RB Jamall Fort, Soph.
  • ATH ReShawn Parker, Soph.

 

Did you know? Hughes Springs had a scoring average of 44.9 points per game in 2012.

 

Mount Vernon Tigers (1-0)

vs.

Linden-Kildare Tigers (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Jack Hetherington Tiger Stadium, Linden

 

Coaches
  • Mount Vernon: Mike Alexander
  • Linden-Kildare: Todd Elliott

 

Last Week
  • Mount Vernon: won 28-22 vs. Emory Rains
  • Linden-Kildare: won 35-34 vs. Hooks

 

Next Week
  • Mount Vernon: at Cooper
  • Linden-Kildare: at Queen City

 

Playmakers

Mount Vernon

  • RB Kris Ables, Sr., 5-8, 182
  • QB Sam Alston, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • LB Mason Cook, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • LB Ray Perales, Sr., 5-9, 200

 

Linden-Kildare

  • WR Jordan Craver, Sr., 6-3, 165
  • OL Justin Powell, Sr., 6-3, 240
  • WR Robbie West, Jr., 5-10, 165
  • QB Curt Wells, Soph., 6-1, 160
  • DL Fernando Ramirez, Jr., 5-10, 185

 

Did you know? Mount Vernon RB Kris Ables had 322 total yards and three touchdowns in a win against Emory Rains last week.

 

Malakoff Tigers (1-0)

vs.

Italy Gladiators (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lumpkins Stadium, Waxahachie

 

Coaches
  • Malakoff: Jamie Driskell
  • Italy: Charles Tindol

 

Last Week
  • Malakoff: won 56-17 at Mabank
  • Italy: won 13-7 vs. Maypearl

 

Next Week
  • Malakoff: vs. Kerens
  • Italy: at Sunnyvale

 

Playmakers

Malakoff

  • RB Damontes Dowell, Sr., 5-9, 170
  • OL Israel Chavez, Sr., 6-1, 265
  • LB Jordan Harris, Sr., 5-10, 200
  • DB Dariuhn Jackson, Sr., 5-8, 150
  • RB Marcus Dowell, Jr., 6-1, 190
  • QB Stephan Wolfe, Jr., 5-11, 175

 

Italy

  • C Kyle Fortenberry, Jr., 5-9, 200
  • DL Zain Byers, Sr., 5-10, 230
  • WR Cody Boyd, Jr., 6-0, 170

 

Did you know? Malakoff RB Damontes Dowell accounted for 15 touchdowns last season.

 

Queen City Bulldogs (1-0)

vs.

DeKalb Bears (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Bear Stadium, DeKalb

 

Coaches
  • Queen City: Eric Droddy
  • DeKalb: Charles Winchell

 

Last Week
  • Queen City: won 50-0 at Rivercrest
  • DeKalb: lost 48-6 at New Boston

 

Next Week
  • Queen City: vs. Linden-Kildare
  • DeKalb: vs. Hooks

 

Playmakers

Queen City

  • QB/DB Drew Davenport, Sr., 5-11, 175
  • RB Chris Reese, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • QB/LB Easton Droddy, Jr., 5-8, 175
  • ATH Zack Walker, Sr., 6-2, 205
  • DB Kendal Griffin, Sr., 5-10, 165

 

DeKalb

  • QB Chamichael Neal, 5-11, 175
  • WR Colton Booth, 6-1, 180
  • DB Thomas Culpepper, 5-9, 155

 

Did you know? Queen City scored at least 41 points three times in 2012.

 

Quitman Panthers (0-1)

vs.

Redwater Dragons (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Dragon Stadium, Redwater

 

Coaches
  • Quitman: Ron Callahan
  • Redwater: Tommy Graf

 

Last Week
  • Quitman: lost 21-20 vs. Bullard
  • Redwater: lost 39-3 vs. White Oak (in Gilmer)

 

Next Week
  • Quitman: vs. Troup
  • Redwater: at Hughes Springs

 

Playmakers

Quitman

  • OL Bobby Wells, Sr., 6-2, 285
  • FB Jesus Ramirez, Sr., 5-6, 180
  • WR Austin Dobbs, Sr., 5-8, 160
  • QB Daniel Davis, Sr., 6-0, 160
  • LB Brad Hamrick, Jr., 5-10, 180
  • OL/DL Dalton Thompson, Soph., 5-10, 210

 

Redwater

  • RB/LB Neo Hudson, Jr., 6-0, 180
  • RB/LB Dalton White, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • DB Kolby Browning, Sr.
  • LB Matthew Candelaria, Sr.

 

Did you know? Quitman’s 20-point offensive output against Bullard last week is five points higher than the 15-point scoring average it posted last season.

 

Sabine Cardinals (1-0)

vs.

Emory Rains Wildcats (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Wildcat Stadium, Emory

 

Coaches
  • Sabine: Mark Comfort
  • Emory Rains: Derek Smith

 

Last Week
  • Sabine: won 46-0 at Ore City
  • Emory Rains: lost 28-22 at Mount Vernon

 

Next Week
  • Sabine: vs. Waskom
  • Emory Rains: at Farmersville

 

Playmakers

Sabine

  • FB/LB Qwaylen Chumley, Sr., 6-0, 205
  • QB Collin Gray, Sr., 5-9, 140
  • LB Sam Smith, Sr., 5-8, 190
  • RB/LB Tanner Sharp, Sr.
  • OL/DL Tell DeFreece, Sr.

 

Emory Rains

  • ATH Gannon Brown, 6-0, 180
  • RB Jesse Hudson, 5-9, 165
  • OL Mason Hamilton, 6-0, 230

 

Did you know? After averaging only 17 points per game in 2012, Sabine posted 46 in its season-opening win against Ore City.

 

Troup Tigers (0-1)

vs.

West Rusk Raiders (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Bruce Bradshaw Stadium, New London

 

Coaches
  • Troup: Dennis Alexander
  • West Rusk: John Frazier

 

Last Week
  • Troup: lost 28-21 vs. Quinlan Ford (at Bullard Brook Hill)
  • West Rusk: lost 36-25 at Harleton

 

Next Week
  • Troup: at Quitman
  • West Rusk: at Big Sandy

 

Playmakers

Troup

  • QB/S Blake Lynch, Jr., 6-3, 193
  • OL Tristen Walsworth, Sr., 6-0, 255
  • RB Marcus Kincade, Jr., 6-0, 160
  • ATH Hitachi Lydia, Sr., 6-0, 170
  • RB D’Luis West, Jr., 5-8, 200
  • ATH Marquis Davis, Sr., 5-11, 210

 

West Rusk

  • RB George Anthony, Sr., 5-11, 215
  • DE Tyrice Ross, Sr., 6-4, 205
  • WR Dakota McCoy, Sr., 5-11, 170
  • DL Elijah Dews, Soph.

 

Did you know? Troup QB Blake Lynch has received offers from Baylor and Mississippi State.

 

Union Grove Lions (0-1)

vs.

Tyler All Saints Episcopal Trojans (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Mewbourne Field, Tyler

 

Coaches
  • Union Grove: Roger Adams
  • Tyler All Saints: Mike Hall

 

Last Week
  • Union Grove: lost 32-0 vs. Maud
  • Tyler All Saints: lost 55-7 vs. Timpson (at Tyler Grace)

 

Next Week
  • Union Grove: vs. Timpson
  • Tyler All Saints: vs. Beckville

 

Playmakers

Union Grove

  • LB Garrett Gibson, Sr., 6-1, 218
  • DB Tristen Thompson, Jr., 5-9, 171
  • DB Kyle Cotten, Sr., 5-8, 162
  • OL Garrett Bowery, Jr., 6-2, 273

 

Tyler All Saints

  • OL Morgan Bain, Sr., 6-1, 250
  • DE Trey Rowe, Jr., 6-4, 235
  • DB Jordan Bayonne, Sr., 5-6, 145
  • QB Matt Brunson, Jr., 6-0, 175
  • LB Luke Lee, Soph., 6-4, 180

 

Did you know? Union Grove has not made the playoffs since 1968.

 

Big Sandy Wildcats (0-1)

vs.

Winona Wildcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m.

Wildcat Stadium, Winona

 

Coaches
  • Big Sandy: Larry Minter
  • Winona: Scott Evans

 

Last Week
  • Big Sandy: lost 32-28 vs. Hawkins
  • Winona: won 46-26 at Overton

 

Next Week
  • Big Sandy: vs. West Rusk
  • Winona: vs. Como-Pickton

 

Playmakers

Big Sandy

  • QB Travis Willoughby, Sr., 6-0, 188
  • TE Sean Combs, Sr., 6-5, 220
  • WR/DB Matt Easley, Sr., 6-0, 165
  • LB Caleb Smith, Sr., 6-0, 190
  • DL Charley Ramsey, Jr.

 

Winona

  • RB Ke’Aaron Cobb, Sr., 5-8, 190
  • FB Montana Morgan, Sr., 5-7, 165
  • TE Cristian Mendez, Sr., 5-8, 205
  • LB Devin Johnson, Sr., 5-8, 190

 

Did you know? Big Sandy’s 3-4 defense gave up 24.9 points per game last season.

 

Shepherd Pirates (1-0)

vs.

Woodville Eagles (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Eagle Stadium, Woodville

 

Coaches
  • Shepherd: Bob Jones
  • Woodville: Steve Fentress

 

Last Week
  • Shepherd: won 2-0 vs. Kountze (via forfeit)
  • Woodville: won 40-13 at New Waverly

 

Next Week
  • Shepherd: vs. The Woodlands Christian Academy
  • Woodville: vs. Corrigan-Camden

 

Playmakers

Shepherd

  • TE Tyler Kolek, Sr., 6-5, 250
  • QB Stephen Kolek, Sr., 6-3, 215
  • WR Javonte Green, 5-8, 160

 

Woodville

  • RB Phillip Noble, Sr., 6-0, 165
  • FB Reggie Williams, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • QB Marqui Jackson, Jr.
  • FB Trent Daniels, Sr., 5-10, 175

 

Did you know? Woodville lost its final three district games last season.

 

Overton Mustangs (0-1)

vs.

Beckville Bearcats (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

R.C. Beauchamp Stadium, Beckville

 

Coaches
  • Overton: Josh Barton
  • Beckville: Eric Robinson

 

Last Week
  • Overton: lost 46-26 vs. Winona
  • Beckville: lost 48-9 vs. Tyler Bishop Gorman (at Tyler Grace)

 

Next Week
  • Overton: at Colmesneil
  • Beckville: at Tyler All Saints

 

Playmakers

Overton

  • RB/LB Jamal Kelly, Sr., 6-1, 218
  • ATH Damion Dennis, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • TE/DE Julian Herndon, Soph., 6-0, 195
  • RB Eric Hatton, Jr.
  • QB Brayton Pierce, Jr.

 

Beckville

  • DL Haston Adams, Sr., 6-3, 265
  • TE/LB Joey Wharmby, Sr.
  • RB/LB Colton Searcy, Sr.

 

Did you know? The Beckville defense gave up six touchdown passes in a loss to Tyler Bishop Gorman last week.

 

Mount Enterprise Wildcats (0-1)

vs.

Cayuga Wildcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Scarborough Stadium, Bethel

 

Coaches
  • Mount Enterprise: Scott Holzhauer
  • Cayuga: Russell Holden

 

Last Week
  • Mount Enterprise: lost vs. Shelbyville 61-7
  • Cayuga: won 63-14 vs. Cushing

 

Next Week
  • Mount Enterprise: vs. Chilton
  • Cayuga: at Wortham

 

Playmakers

Mount Enterprise

  • QB Joshua Leadon, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • RB Justin Johnson, Jr., 5-7, 140
  • DB Patrick Sanders, Jr., 5-9, 160
  • DB Christian Hammett, Soph., 5-10, 160
  • DL Colby Moore, Sr., 5-8, 185

 

Cayuga

  • WR/DB Payton Wallace, 5-9, 175
  • LB Aaron Foxworth, 5-10, 200
  • WR/DB Keyshawn Jackson
  • K Stephen Slater
  • RB/LB Brett Whitten

 

Did you know? Mount Enterprise has played three rounds in the playoffs in three consecutive seasons.

 

Cushing Bearkats (0-1)

vs.

Timpson Bears (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

John Herbert Eakin Stadium, Timpson

 

Coaches
  • Cushing: Bill Jehling
  • Timpson: James Conway

 

Last Week
  • Cushing: lost 63-14 at Cayuga
  • Timpson: won 55-7 vs. Tyler All Saints (at Tyler Grace)

 

Next Week
  • Cushing: vs. Union Hill
  • Timpson: at Union Grove

 

Playmakers

Cushing

  • RB/LB Jacob Smelley, Jr., 5-9, 150
  • WR/DB Cameron Burk, Jr., 5-8, 140
  • OL/DL Jessie Williamson, Sr., 5-8, 215
  • RB/LB Collin McGinnis, Jr., 5-10, 165

 

Timpson

  • RB Colton McSwain, Sr., 5-11, 205
  • OL/DT Dimric Caraway, Sr., 6-2, 260
  • OL Alberto Cuero, Jr., 6-0, 215

 

Did you know? Cushing hasn’t reached the playoffs since 1997.

 

Trinity Trojans (0-1)

vs.

Grapeland Sandies (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Grapeland Sandies Stadium, Grapeland

 

Coaches
  • Trinity: Jarrod Smith
  • Grapeland: Sean Brown

 

Last Week
  • Trinity: lost 54-8 at Fruitvale
  • Grapeland: lost 55-0 at Centerville

 

Next Week
  • Trinity: vs. Marshall Christian
  • Grapeland: vs. Lovelady

 

Playmakers

Trinity

  • LB Pat Ward, Sr., 6-0, 225
  • LB Terrance Potts, Sr., 6-2,195
  • DL Jesse Reyes, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • WR KeMon House, Sr., 5-6, 170
  • QB/DB Michael Lewis, Jr., 6-1, 175

 

Grapeland

  • ATH Patrick Walker, Sr., 6-1, 165
  • RB Demetri Walker, Sr., 5-11, 165
  • WR/DB Jacolby Simpson, Sr., 6-1, 175
  • OL Mandre Williams, Sr., 5-10, 270
  • QB Jaques Faulk, Soph., 5-6, 130

 

Did you know? Trinity linebackers Pat Ward and Terrance Potts had a combined 237 tackles last season.

 

Shelbyville Dragons (1-0)

vs.

Joaquin Rams (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Ram Stadium, Joaquin

 

Coaches
  • Shelbyville: Jason Ferguson
  • Joaquin: Wayne Gandy

 

Last Week
  • Shelbyville: won 61-7 at Mount Enterprise
  • Joaquin: lost 47-6 at Tenaha

 

Next Week
  • Shelbyville: at Carlisle
  • Joaquin: vs. Hemphill

 

Playmakers

Shelbyville

  • WR Dee Osby, Jr., 5-8, 160
  • RB/LB Octavian Burrell, Soph., 5-10, 190
  • ATH C.J. Watson, Jr., 5-10, 175
  • OL/DL Colton Brown, Sr., 5-10, 190

 

Joaquin

  • QB/LB Lance Lawson, Sr., 6-3, 210
  • RB/DB Gage Belrose, Sr., 6-1, 170
  • DE Keith Ferguson, Sr., 6-0, 200
  • OL/DL Adam Mason, Jr., 5-8, 190

 

Did you know? Joaquin’s 2012 average margin of victory in District 9-A Division I was 16.0 points.

 

Detroit Eagles (1-0)

vs.

Simms Bowie Pirates (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Pirate Stadium, Simms

 

Coaches
  • Detroit: Lance Connot
  • Simms Bowie: Eddy May

 

Last Week
  • Detroit: won 51-13 at Blue Ridge
  • Simms Bowie: lost 63-6 at Waskom

 

Next Week
  • Detroit: vs. Hawkins
  • Simms Bowie: at Maud

 

Playmakers

Detroit

  • OL Lane Allen, Sr., 6-2, 285
  • QB Trevor Reger, Sr., 5-9, 170
  • OL Trevor Cato, Sr., 5-8, 240

 

Simms Bowie

  • RB/LB Cody Adams, Sr., 5-10, 165
  • OL Cyrus Tucker, Sr., 6-3, 315
  • QB Colton May, Sr.

 

Did you know? Detroit has won 16 games in the last two seasons after winning only two in 2010.

 

Union Hill Bulldogs (0-0)

vs.

Quinlan Boles Hornets (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Kevin Kiper Memorial Stadium, Quinlan

 

Coaches
  • Union Hill:  N/A
  • Quinlan Boles: Gordon Jordan

 

Last Week
  • Union Hill: OPEN
  • Quinlan Boles: won 50-0 at Lake County Christian

 

Next Week
  • Union Hill: OPEN
  • Quinlan Boles: at Trenton

 

Playmakers

Union Hill

  • ATH Datravion Duffey, Jr.
  • RB/LB Darin Lewis, Sr.
  • RB/DB Daylon Brewster, Soph.

 

Quinlan Boles

  • LB David Hernandez, Jr., 6-0, 195
  • RB Ross Bostick, Sr., 5-7, 158
  • RB Devan Harris, Sr., 5-7, 155

 

Did you know? Union Hill has changed coaches six times in seven years.

 

Arlington Oakridge Owls (1-0)

vs.

Tyler Bishop Gorman Crusaders (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

McCallum Stadium, Tyler

 

Coaches
  • Arlington Oakridge: Phillip Farhat
  • Tyler Bishop Gorman: Coby Gipson

 

Last Week
  • Arlington Oakridge: won 42-17 vs. Grace Prep
  • Tyler Bishop Gorman: won 48-9 vs. Beckville (at Tyler Grace)

 

Next Week
  • Arlington Oakridge: at Episcopal School of Dallas
  • Tyler Bishop Gorman: OPEN

 

Playmakers

Arlington Oakridge

  • WR Brodrick Umblance, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • QB Tyler Woolsey, Sr., 6-2, 185
  • DB Blake Burris, Sr., 5-10, 155

 

Tyler Bishop Gorman

  • WR Connor Hobbs, Jr., 6-4, 205
  • QB Tristan Saint, Sr., 5-11, 195
  • RB/LB Taylor Hurst, Sr., 6-1, 190

 

Did you know? Tyler Bishop Gorman QB Tristan Saint completed 15 of 17 passes for 340 yards and six touchdowns in Gorman’s season-opener against Beckville.

 

Tyler King’s Academy Knights (0-1)

vs.

Fruitvale Bobcats (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Bobcat Stadium, Fruitvale

 

Coaches
  • Tyler King’s Academy: Dodie Wilson
  • Fruitvale: Paul Johnston

 

Last Week
  • Tyler King’s Academy: lost 81-36 vs. Karnack
  • Fruitvale: won 54-8 vs. Longview Trinity

 

Next Week
  • Tyler King’s Academy: OPEN
  • Fruitvale: vs. Savoy

 

Playmakers

Tyler King’s Academy

  • TE Nick Thomason, Jr.
  • C John Roberson, Sr.
  • ATH Christian Corley, Sr.

 

Fruitvale

  • LB Wade Johnson
  • RB Dustin Earl
  • WR Gavino Rongel
  • WR Stephen Holland
  • WR Eric Lane

 

Did you know? Fruitvale returns only four starters from last season’s unit that finished 5-5.

 

Karnack Indians (1-0)

vs.

Leverett’s Chapel Lions (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lion Stadium, Laird Hill

 

Coaches
  • Karnack: Lawrence Gullette
  • Leverett’s Chapel: Matt Everett

 

Last Week
  • Karnack: won 81-36 at Tyler King’s Academy
  • Leverett’s Chapel: won 59-30 at Chester

 

Next Week
  • Karnack: OPEN
  • Leverett’s Chapel: vs. Dallas Academy

 

Playmakers

Karnack

  • QB Stacey Davis
  • LB Kelvin Jackson
  • ATH Bryce Barr
  • DE Bradley Miller
  • RB Wendell Stafford

 

Leverett’s Chapel

  • WR Dilyn Cooley
  • DT Colby Shaw
  • DT Mark Overman
  • LB Felipe Amaro
  • WR Paco Chavez

 

Did you know? The Leverett’s Chapel defense recorded three shutouts in 2012.

 

Apple Springs Eagles (1-0)

vs.

Chester Yellow Jackets (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Aubrey Bradley Stadium, Chester

 

Coaches
  • Apple Springs: Cody Moree
  • Chester: Christopher Fudge

 

Last week
  • Apple Springs: won 54-30 vs. Tyler HEAT
  • Chester: lost 59-30 at Leverett’s Chapel

 

Next week
  • Apple Springs: at Huntsville Alpha Omega Academy
  • Chester: at Fred Good Samaritan Home School

 

Playmakers

Apple Springs

  • RB Josh Suggs
  • LB Heath Jerrett
  • QB Dylan Coleman
  • C Chase Jesse
  • FS Dillon Pate

 

Chester

  • RB Kristopher Kuehn
  • DE J.J. Cowan
  • ATH Keaton Whitworth

 

Did you know? Chester’s 29-point loss to Leverett’s Chapel was a major improvement over last year’s meeting with the Lions, who beat Chester 87-6 in the 2012 season opener.

 

Tyler HEAT (0-1)

vs.

Longview Trinity School Trojans (0-1)

2 p.m. Saturday

TST Field, Longview

 

Coaches
  • Tyler HEAT: Bill Beggs
  • Longview Trinity School: Thomas Emerson

 

Last Week
  • Tyler HEAT: lost 54-30 at Apple Springs
  • Longview Trinity School: lost 54-8 at Fruitvale

 

Next Week
  • Tyler HEAT: at High Point Prep Academy
  • Longview Trinity School: vs. Marshall Christian

 

Playmakers

Tyler HEAT

  • QB Nathan Beggs, 5-4, 135
  • RB/LB Isaiah Niedrauer, 6-0, 180
  • RB/LB Phillip McKinney, 6-3, 190

 

Longview Trinity School

  • QB Caelan Freeman, Jr., 6-2, 175
  • DB Forrest Houston, Soph., 5-10, 150
  • FB Travis Klotz, Soph., 5-9, 185

 

Did you know? Tyler HEAT QB Nathan Beggs accounted for 21 touchdowns last season.

 

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