Nacogdoches Dragons (0-3)
vs.
Hallsville Bobcats (3-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bobcat Stadium, Hallsville

Coaches
Nacogdoches: Bobby Reyes
Hallsville: David Plunk

Last week
Nacogdoches: lost to Carthage, 44-21
Hallsville: def. Lindale, 31-28

Next week
Nacogdoches: at Pine Tree
Hallsville: idle

Playmakers
Nacogdoches

  • QB Patrick Ledet
  • RB Derrick Fields
  • RB Tae Forest

Hallsville

  • DE Coby Bradford, Sr., 6-1, 205 (27 tackles, 7.5 sacks)
  • LT Hayden Wall, Sr., 6-4, 270
  • RB Thaddeus Fagan, Sr., 6-0, 190 (47 carries, 244 yards, 1 TD)
  • QB Austin Toney, Sr., 6-3, 185 (50 of 75, 580 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT)
  • ATH Macailyn Wilder, Jr., 5-10, 175 (44 carries, 243 yards, 4 TD)
  • LB Cayden Ferrill, Sr., 5-10, 195 (38 tackles, 12 tackles for loss)

Did you know? Over a span of the last five seasons, Nacogdoches has 18 wins. During that same span, Hallsville has 20.

Marshall Mavericks (0-4)
vs.
Jacksonville Indians (1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Tomato Bowl, Jacksonville

Coaches
Marshall: Alex Richters
Jacksonville: Chris Taber

Last week
Marshall: lost to Whitehouse, 60-14
Jacksonville: lost to Henderson, 37-13

Next week
Marshall: idle
Jacksonville: idle

Playmakers
Marshall

  • LB Kris Johnson, Sr.  (29 tackles)
  • DB Jaque Kuykendall, Jr.  (15 tackles)
  • DB Dontavius Boyd, Jr.
  • QB Justin Hart, Fr.  (35 of 67, 373 yards, 3 TD, 6 INT)
  • LB Kameron Maxfield, Sr.
  • RB/DB Nolan Allen, Jr.

Jacksonville

  • QB/WR Dadrian Franklin, Sr., 6-1, 180 (35 of 56, 491 yards, 5 TD, 4 INT)
  • WR Darrell Minifee, Sr., 5-11, 160  (25 catches, 318 yards, 2 TD)
  • WR Kaderrius Buckingham, Sr., 6-4, 190   (14 catches, 154 yards, 2 TD)

Did you know? Jacksonville won last year’s meeting 50-38. The Indians also have a 5-3 record against the Mavericks since 2004.

Lindale Eagles (1-3)
vs.
Pine Tree Pirates (0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Pine Tree Stadium, Longview

Coaches
Lindale: Mike Meador
Pine Tree: Derek Fitzhenry

Last week
Lindale: lost to Hallsville, 31-28
Pine Tree: Idle

Next week
Lindale: idle
Pine Tree: vs. Nacogdoches

Playmakers
Lindale

  • QB Josiah Johnson, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • RB Trey Acy, Sr., 5-8, 180
  • RB Demarcus Lynch, Sr., 5-8, 165
  • OT Justin Young, Jr., 6-3, 275
  • OT D.J. Williams, Jr., 6-3, 265
  • WR Trenton SirLouis, Sr., 6-2, 165
  • K Luc Swimberghe, Sr., 5-11, 190

Pine Tree

  • QB Jake Oden (12 of 36, 302 yards, 3 TD, 1 TD; 14 carries, 180 yards, 1 TD)
  • RB Victor Hawkins (9 carries, 170 yards, 1 TD)
  • DB Evan Estes (20 tackles)
  • OL Jacob Smith

Did you know? Pine Tree has not played a game in two weeks. The Sept. 14 game against Kilgore was cancelled because of lightning.

Athens Hornets (1-3)
vs.
Palestine Wildcats (2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Wildcat Stadium, Palestine

Coaches
Athens: Paul Essary
Palestine: Lance Angel

Last week
Athens: lost to Rusk, 42-14
Palestine: lost to Chapel Hill, 34-14

Next week
Athens: idle
Palestine: at Pittsburg

Playmakers
Athens

  • WR Javonte Johnson, Sr., 6-0, 170
  • QB Anthony Sanders, Jr., 5-11, 185
  • FB Anthony Ingham, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • DB Chris Jefferson, Jr., 6-2, 200
  • DE Nic Fincher, Jr., 6-2, 240

Palestine

  • RB Darrius Stephens, Sr., 5-10, 160
  • WR Brian Gummelt, Jr., 5-9, 170
  • RB/LB Ben Luckett, Jr., 5-11, 180
  • WR Paul Barksdale, Sr., 5-8, 170
  • DT Walter Sheridan, Sr., 6-0, 260
  • LB Jadarius Beasley, Sr., 5-11, 170

Did you know? Athens has one 10-plus win season since 2000. That came in 2010 when the Hornets won 11 games.

Van Vandals (3-1)
vs.
Liberty-Eylau Leopards (1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Harris Field, Texarkana

Coaches
Van: Jared Moffatt
Liberty-Eylau: Brian Brown

Last week
Van: def. Kaufman, 34-7
Liberty-Eylau: lost to Celina, 32-15

Next week
Van: idle
Liberty-Eylau: idle

Playmakers
Van

  • QB Garrett Smallwood, Sr. (52 of 91, 634 yards, 7 TD, 7 INT)
  • RB Matt Savis, Soph., (69 carries, 529  yards, 5 TD)
  • DT Syd Moore, Sr. (43 tackles)
  • WR Carson Rucker, Jr., (19 catches, 196 yards,  3 TD)

Liberty-Eylau

  • WR/DB Davion Hall, Jr., 6-3, 187 (11 touches, 174 yards, 2 TDs; 22 tackles, 1 fumble recovery)
  • QB Javon Rigsby (9 of 24, 184 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs)
  • RB Deshun Brewer (50 carries, 296 yards, 3 TDs)
  • QB Rashaan Donelson, Jr. (8 of 27, 110 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs; 30 carries, 182 yards, 2 TDs)

Did you know? Van’s defense is giving up 22 points per game. Liberty-Eylau’s offense is averaging 20 points per game.

Rusk Eagles (4-0)
vs.
Brownsboro Bears (2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bear Stadium, Brownsboro

Coaches
Rusk: Ted Patton
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison

Last week
Rusk: def. Athens, 42-14
Brownsboro: lost to Wills Point, 43-19

Next week
Rusk: vs. Carthage
Brownsboro: idle

Playmakers
Rusk

  • RB/DB Chaston Bennett, Sr., 5-10, 160 (50 carries, 868 yards, 9 TDs; 32 tackles, 2 interceptions)
  • QB Kody Stanley, Sr., 6-1, 175 (43 carries, 307 yards, 8 TDs)
  • RB Vijay Stingley (20 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD)
  • DL Darren Franklin, Sr., 6-3, 300

Brownsboro

  • QB Shelby Rogers, Sr., 6-2, 180
  • WR Tyler Thomison, Jr., 5-11, 170
  • DL Swaide Houston, Jr., 6-3, 225

Did you know? Rusk running back Chaston Bennett is East Texas’ third-leading rusher.

Canton Eagles (3-1)
vs.
Wills Point Tigers (2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Ken Autry Davis Field, Wills Point

Coaches
Canton: Robert Ivey
Wills Point: Kevin Garvin

Last week
Canton: def. Carrollton Ranchview, 45-24
Wills Point: def. Brownsboro, 43-19

Next week
Canton: idle
Wills Point: at Princeton

Playmakers
Canton

  • RB Reece Sumner (49 carries, 321 yards)
  • QB Chandler Eiland, Soph., 6-0, 170 (58 of 93, 739 yards, 13 TD, 6 INT)
  • WR Connor Eiland (26 catches, 456 yards, 7 TD)
  • LB Dakota Hesskew, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • DB Colton Williams, Sr., 5-8, 173

Wills Point

  • RB Jaquaveon Maxie, Sr.
  • ATH Jah Golden, Soph.
  • ATH Tre Smith, Jr.
  • OL John Brown, Sr.

Did you know? Canton is averaging 32 points per game this season. Wills Point's defense is surrendering 29 a game.

Diboll Lumberjacks (1-3)
vs.
Madisonville Mustangs (2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Mustang Stadium, Madisonville

Coaches
Diboll: Shane Adair
Madisonville: Greg Morgan

Last week
Diboll: lost to Sheperd, 35-14
Madisonville: def. Crockett, 34-28

Next week
Diboll: vs. Tatum
Madisonville: at Huntington

Playmakers
Diboll

  • ATH Carlos Teal, Sr., 6-0, 165
  • RB Jason Cook, Sr., 5-9, 190
  • QB Raive Sheppard

Madisonville

  • DL J.R. Gibson
  • OL Ethridge Brooks
  • QB Ryan Clever

Did you know? The last time these two teams meet was in 2005. Diboll won that game 21-14.

White Oak Roughnecks (3-1)
vs.
Mineola Yellowjackers (3-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Meredith Memorial Yellow Jacket Stadium, Mineola

Coaches
White Oak: Gerry Stanford
Mineola: Joe Drennon

Last week
White Oak: def. Ore City, 49-14
Mineola: def. Quitman, 26-0

Next week
White Oak: idle
Mineola: idle

Playmakers
White Oak

  • RB Hunter Owens, Sr., 5-11, 205  (44 carries, 212 yards, 4 TD)
  • DL Dee Sutton, Jr., 5-11, 235
  • QB Dylan Gale (21 of 54, 408 yards, 4 TD, 5 INT)
  • WR Jansen McCurdy (11 catches, 217 yards, 3 TD)

Mineola

  • RB/LB Dac Shaw, Sr., 6-2, 200 (TCU commit)
  • QB Tyler Hudson, Sr., 5-10, 160
  • WR Kendall Boyd, Jr., 6-2, 165
  • WR Harry El Hallaoui, Sr., 5-11, 170

Did you know? Mineola went 17-6 the last two seasons in Class 2A.

Troup Tigers (4-0)
vs.
Huntington Red Devils (0-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Red Devil Field, Huntington

Coaches
Troup: Dennis Alexander
Huntington: Todd Hopkins

Last week
Troup: def. Arp, 33-13
Huntington: lost to Bullard, 60-0

Next week
Troup: idle
Huntington: vs. Madisonville

Playmakers
Troup

  • RB Seth Gibson, Sr., 5-9, 160
  • RB/DL Michael Davis, Sr., 5-11, 195
  • RB Marcus Davis, 5-11, 180
  • OL/DL Tristen Walsworth, Jr., 6-0, 255
  • QB Blake Lynch, Soph., 6-3, 180

Huntington

  • WR Jamichael Brown, Jr., 5-9, 165
  • WR Trent Carrigan, Soph., 5-10, 170
  • LB Matt Hudspeth, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • DL Jacob Cartwright, Jr., 5-10, 200

Did you know? Last week against Arp, Troup rushed for 309 yards without starting running back Seth Gibson, who was injured early in the game.

Dallas Prime Prep Academy (0-3)
vs.
Pittsburg Pirates (1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Pirate Stadium, Pittsburg

Coaches
Prime Prep: Deion Sanders, Kevin Mathis, George Hegamin
Pittsburg: Robert Manley

Last week
Prime Prep: idle
Pittsburg: idle

Next week
Prime Prep: at Melissa
Pittsburg: vs. Palestine

Playmakers
Prime Prep

  • LB Keylon Hicks
  • RB Damonderson Williams
  • WR Choyce Redmon

Pittsburg

  • RB Derek Allen, Sr. (32 carries, 258 yards, 7 TD)
  • QB Garrett Truit, Jr., (47 of 97, 673 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT)
  • WR Kel Wallace
  • DB Dee Moton, Sr. (2 INT)
  • LB Sir Charles Perkins, Soph. (43 tackles)

Did you know? This will be Prime Prep's first game of the season against a Texas UIL school.