Lindale Eagles (1-2)
vs.
Hallsville Bobcats (2-1)

7:30 Friday
Bobcat Stadium Stadium, Hallsville

Coaches
Lindale: Mike Meador
Hallsville: David Plunk

Last Week
Lindale: lost to Van, 27-13
Hallsville: def. Hallsville, 21-20

Next Week
Lindale: at Pine Tree
Hallsville: 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

Hallsville

  • DE Coby Bradford, Sr., 6-1, 205
  • LT Hayden Wall, Sr., 6-4, 270
  • RB Thaddeus Fagan, Sr., 6-0, 190
  • QB Austin Toney, Sr., 6-3, 185
  • ATH Macailyn Wilder, Jr., 5-10, 175
  • LB Cayden Ferrill, Sr., 5-10, 195
  • LB/DB Santos Estrada, Sr., 5-9, 175
  • WR Andre Jones, Jr., 5-9, 170
  • RB Khalil Sneed
  • DL Tray King

Did you know? These two teams split the previous two meetings. Hallsville won 56-28 in 2010, while Lindale won 25-12 in 2011.

 

Henderson Lions (1-2)
vs.
Jacksonville Indians (1-2)

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

Coaches
Henderson: Dickey Meeks
Jacksonville: Chris Taber

Last week
Henderson: lost to Hallsville, 21-20
Jacksonville: lost to Gilmer, 34-33

Next week
Henderson: at Chapel Hill
Jacksonville: vs. Marshall

Playmakers
Henderson

  • ATH Patrick “Monster” Brown, Sr., 5-10, 175
  • QB Janson Moore, Sr., 6-1, 180 (29 of 54, 503 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT)
  • RB Diamante Wright, Sr. (62 carries, 276 yards, 1 TD)
  • WR/DB Jamie Anthony, Sr., 6-2, 175 (6 catches, 165 yards, 1 TD)
  • DE Bo Brady, Sr., 6-0, 195 (2 sacks)
  • OL Nick Siler, Sr., 6-4, 255 (Air Force commit)

Jacksonville

  • QB/WR Dadrian Franklin, Sr., 6-1, 180 (15 of 29, 252 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT; 25 carries, 202 yards, 1 TD; 8 catches, 138 yards)
  • WR Darrell Minifee, Sr., 5-11, 160 (18 catches, 272 yards, 2 TD)
  • WR Kaderrius Buckingham, Sr., 6-4, 190 (9 catches, 104 yards, 2 TD)
  • QB Trevor Ewalt (13 of 29, 134 yards, 3 INT)

Did you know? Jacksonville has only played 3A teams this preseason, Carthage (W, 34-30), Palestine (L, 37-20) and Gilmer (L, 34-33).

 

Jasper Bulldogs (3-0)
vs.
West Orange-Stark Mustangs (3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Dan R. Hooks Stadium, Orange

Coaches
Jasper: Darrell Barbay
West Orange-Stark: Cornel Thompson

Last week
Jasper: def. Kirbyville, 53-13
West Orange-Stark: def. Beaumont Central, 14-0

Next week
Jasper: Idle
West Orange-Stark: vs.  Hamshire-Fannett

Playmakers
Jasper

  • WR Demarcus Collins, Sr., 6-10, 180 (8 catches, 167 yards, 2 TD)
  • RB Donavan Middleton, Jr., 5-10, 190
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney, Sr., 6-2, 202 (24 carries, 253 yards, 3 TD)
  • QB Steven Walker (16 of 25, 317 yards, 4 TD)

West Orange-Stark

  • WR J’Marcus Rhodes (13 catches, 173 yards, 1 TD)
  • QB (Jimmy Salter (33 of 50, 302 yards, 2 TD)
  • RB Ar’Tevin McDonald (23 carries, 122 yards, 1 TD)
  • RB Kane Tezeno (18 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD)

Did you know? West Orange-Stark’s combined opponents' record this season is 1-7, while Jasper’s is 1-8.

 

Rusk Eagles (3-0)
vs.
Athens Hornets (1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bruce Field, Athens

Coaches
Rusk: Ted Patton
Athens: Paul Eassary

Last week
Rusk: def. Eustace, 45-6
Athens: lost to Gladewater, 25-14

Next week
Rusk: at Brownsboro
Athens: at Palestine

Playmakers
Rusk

  • RB/DB Chaston Bennett, Sr., 5-10, 160 (38 carries, 638 yards, 6 TD; 39 tackles, 2 INT)
  • QB Kody Stanley, Sr., 6-1, 175
  • RB Vijay Stingley
  • LB David Overstreet, Sr., 6-1, 185
  • DL Darren Franklin, Sr., 6-3, 300

Athens

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

Did you know? Rusk has beaten its opponents by an average score of 42-9. Despite the one win, Athens has been outscored an average of 25-16.

 

Gladewater Bears (3-0)
vs.
Atlanta Rabbits (0-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Rabbit Stadium, Atlanta

Coaches
Gladewater: Jerrod Baugh
Atlanta: Matt McClure

Last week
Gladewater: def. Athens, 25-14
Atlanta: lost to Center, 27-14

Next week
Gladewater: vs. Gilmer
Atlanta: vs. Mount Pleasant

Playmakers
Gladewater

  • QB Derrick Daniels, Sr., 6-1, 182 (47 carries, 491 yards, 6 TD
  • DT Daylon Mack, Soph., 6-2, 297
  • DT L.D. Anthony, Sr., 5-10, 302
  • RB Tyler Price, Sr., 5-8, 162 (72 carries, 394 yards, 3 TD)
  • DB J’Mal Barnes, Sr. (2 INT)

Atlanta

  • RB Corion Webster, Sr., 6-0, 190
  • ATH Everett Dickerson, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • QB Chase Musgrove, Soph., 5-11, 180
  • WR Nick Stiger, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • ATH Derrick Dowden, Sr., 6-3, 180

Did you know? The Last time Gladewater started 3-0 was in 2008. The Bears failed to reach the playoffs that year.

 

Bullard Brook Hill Guard (2-0)
vs.
Spring Hill Panthers (1-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Panther Stadium, Longview

Coaches
Brook Hill: Terry Pirtle
Spring Hill: Bobby Chadwick

Last week
Brook Hill: def. Garrison, 24-20
Spring Hill: lost to White Oak, 22-21

Next week
Brook Hill: at Tyler T.K. Gorman
Spring Hill: at Kilgore

Playmakers
Brook Hill

  • OL Mason Dickey
  • QB Will Weathers
  • DB Michael Greening
  • WR Chase McDermott

Spring Hill

  • ATH Ben Hollas, Sr. (64 carries, 495 yards, 5 TD)
  • DE Dallas Green, Sr. (2 sacks)
  • WR Chris Fisher, Jr.
  • FB/LB Spencer Hendricks, Sr.
  • OL/DL Morgan Knight, Jr.

Did you know? Spring Hill ATH Ben Hollas is one of the East Texas leaders in rushing yards.

 

Center Roughriders (3-0)
vs.
Fairfield Eagles (3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Eagle Stadium, Fairfield

Coaches
Center: Kevin Goodwin
Fairfield: John Batchel

Last week
Center: def. Atlanta, 27-14
Fairfield: def. Madisonville, 22-21

Next week
Center: at Tatum
Fairfield: vs. Navasota

Playmakers
Center

  • QB Dalton Horton, Soph. (33 of 50, 456 yards, 3 TD)
  • RB K.J. Garrett, Sr. (53 carries, 440 yards, total TD)
  • LB Derrick Thomas, Sr. (30 tackles, 1 sack, 2 FR)
  • LB Kiounis Williams, Jr. (40 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT)

Fairfield

  • RB Larry Rose, Jr., 5-11, 168 (22 carries, 188 yards 1 TD)
  • QB Aaron Cain, 6-0, 175 (22 of 51, 354 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT; 22 carries, 164 yards, 4 TD))
  • RB Andre Welch, Sr., 6-1, 215 (52 carrie, 247 yards, 4 TD)
  • Chris Lide, Jr., 6-1, 180 (6 catches, 151 yards, 3 TD)

Did you know? Center head coach Kevin Goodwin was a WR at Center from 1988-1992. After Center, he played the same position at SFA from 1992-1995.

 

Kaufman Lions (1-2)
vs.
Van Vandals (2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Van Memorial Stadium, Van

Coaches
Kaufman: Todd York
Van: Jared Moffatt

Last week
Kaufman: lost to Palestine, 24-10
Van: def. Lindale, 27-13

Next week
Kaufman: vs. Mabank
Van: at Liberty-Eylau

Playmakers
Kaufman

  • QB Clay Rhodes, Jr., 5-10, 170
  • RB Laxavier Battee, Jr., 5-7, 146
  • OL Kyle Michelsen, Jr., 6-0, 200
  • LB Garrett Smith, Sr., 6-0, 185

Van

  • QB Garrett Smallwood, Sr.
  • RB Matt Savis, Soph. (54 carries, 377 yards, 4 TD)
  • DT Syd Moore, Sr.
  • WR Carson Rucker, Jr., (11 catches, 131 yards,  1 TD)

Did you know? Van's offense is averaging 26 points a game, while giving up 26 a game. Kaufman is averaging 20 points a game, giving up  21 a game.

 

Brownsboro Bears (2-1)
vs.
Wills Point Tigers (1-2)

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

Coaches
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison
Wills Point: Kevin Garvin

Last week
Brownsboro: def. Palestine Westwood, 40-20
Wills Point: lost to Ferris, 27-26

Next week
Brownsboro: vs. Rusk
Wills Point: vs. Canton

Playmakers
Brownsboro

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

Wills Point

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

Did you know? Wills Point is 86-75 over the last 15 seasons. Brownsboro is 83-74 over the same span.

 

Huntington Red Devils (0-3)
vs.
Bullard Panthers (3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Panther Stadium, Bullard

Coaches
Huntington: Todd Hopkins
Bullard: Shannon Wilson

Last week
Huntington: lost to Splendora, 21-6
Bullard: def. Diboll, 14-0

Next week
Huntington: vs. Troup
Bullard: Idle

Playmakers
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

Bullard

  • QB Colton Mebane, Sr., 5-10, 180 (28 of 46, 527 yards, 6 TD)
  • WR Haden Bryant, Sr., 5-10, 170 (14 catches, 330 yards, 5 TD)
  • DB Jess Wood, Sr., 5-9, 165 (2 sacks)
  • LB Zack Holladay, Sr., 5-10, 165

Did you know? Bullard's win total through three games equals the total amount of wins Bullard had in Shannon Wilson’s first season as the Panthers head coach.

 

Carrollton Ranchview Wolves (1-2)
vs.
Canton Eagles (2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Norris Birdwell Stadium, Canton

Coaches
Ranchview: Terry Smith
Canton: Robert Ivey

Last week
Ranchview: def. Nevada Community, 27-21
Canton: def. Paris North Lamar, 28, 7

Next week
Ranchview: vs. Fort Worth Castleberry
Canton: at Wills Point

Playmakers
Ranchview

  • QB Nick Reed-Warren, Jr.
  • RB Osh-Shakkur Derrick, Jr.
  • WR Armahn Mathis, Jr.
  • DB Soloman Trotter, Jr.

Canton

  • OL Connor Robinson, Sr., 6-1, 220
  • QB Chandler Eiland, Soph., 6-0, 170
  • LB Dakota Hesskew, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • DB Colton Williams, Sr., 5-8, 173

Did you know? Former Canton QB G.J. Kinne recently signed a contract to play for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

 

Diboll Lumberjacks (1-2)
vs.
Shepherd Pirates (1-2)

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

Coaches
Diboll: Shane Adair
Shepherd: Chip Keel

Last week
Diboll: lost to Bullard, 14-0
Shepherd: def. The Woodlands Christian, 34-0

Next week
Diboll: at Madisonville
Shepherd: at Coldspring

Playmakers
Diboll

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

Shepherd

  • RB/DB Nate Jones, Sr.
  • QB Cody Everett, Sr.
  • WR Chad Alaniz, Sr.
  • OL Arthur Maxwell, Sr.

Did you know? Bullard has won seven of its last eight games. The one loss was to West Orange-Stark in the 2011 regional finals.

 

Mineola Yellow Jackets (2-1)
vs.
Quitman Bulldogs (0-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Buddy Moody Stadium, Quitman

Coaches
Mineola: Joe Drennon
Quitman: Ron Collahan

Last week
Mineola: def. Winnsboro, 41-21
Quitman: lost to Troup, 41-0

Next week
Mineola: vs. White Oak
Quitman: vs. Winnsboro

Playmakers
Mineola

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

Quitman

  • QB Jesus Ramirez, Jr.
  • OL Bobby Wells, Jr.
  • TE Ethan Callahan, Sr.

Did you know? Mineola’s Dac Shaw (TCU commit) was honored as Class 3A’s Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week last week against Winnsboro. Shaw had 319 yards rushing and five touchdowns.