palestine wildcats (1-1)
VS.
kaufman lions (1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Kaufman Lions Stadium, Kaufman

Coaches
Palestine: Lance Angel
Kaufman: Todd York

Last week
Palestine: def. Jacksonville 37-20
Kaufman: lost to Wilmer-Hutchins 24-7

Next week
Palestine: vs. Chapel Hill
Kaufman: at Van

Playmakers
Palestine

  • RB Darrius Stephens, Sr., 5-10, 160
  • QB 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
  • DB Ivory Brown, Sr., 6-0, 180

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

Did you know? The last time these two teams met was in 2007. Palestine won that matchup 41-13.

 

Athens Hornets (1-1)
vs.
Gladewater Bears (2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Jack V. Murphy-Bear Stadium, Gladewater

Coaches
Athens: Paul Essary
Gladewater: Jerrod Baugh

Last week
Athens: def. Spring Hill 21-7
Gladewater: def. Pittsburg 35-34

Next week
Athens: vs. Rusk
Gladewater: at Atlanta

Playmakers
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

Gladewater

  • QB Derrick Daniels, Sr., 6-1, 182 (37 carries, 373 yards, 5 TDs)
  • DT Daylon Mack, Soph., 6-2, 297
  • DT L.D. Anthony, Sr., 5-10, 302
  • RB Tyler Price, Sr., 5-8, 162 (56 carries, 337 yards, 3 TDs)
  • DB J’Mal Barnes, Sr., 5-8, 146 (2 INT)

Did you know? In last week’s thrilling 35-34 win over Pittsburg, Gladewater got its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter.

 

Atlanta Rabbits (0-2)
vs.
Center Roughriders (2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Roughrider Stadium, Center

Coaches
Atlanta: Matt McClure
Center: Kevin Goodwin

Last week
Atlanta: lost to Daingerfield 17-13
Center: def. Pine Tree 42-16

Next week
Atlanta: vs. Gladewater
Center: at Fairfield

Playmakers
Atlanta

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

Center

  • QB Dalton Horton, Soph.
  • RB K.J. Garrett, Sr. (31 carries, 308 yards, 3 TD; 9 catches, 112 yards, 2 TD)
  • LB Derrick Thomas, Sr. (31 tackles)
  • LB Kiounis Williams, Jr. (27 tackles)

Did you know? With two wins in two weeks, Center has reached half of its win total from last season.

 

Bullard Panthers (2-0)
vs.
Diboll Lumberjacks (1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Lumberjack Stadium, Diboll

Coaches
Bullard: Shannon Wilson
Diboll: Shane Adair

Last week
Bullard: def. White Oak 52-6
Diboll: def. Corrigan-Camden 26-14

Next week
Bullard: vs. Huntington
Diboll: at Shepherd

Playmakers
Bullard

  • QB Colton Mebane, Sr., 5-10, 180 (24 of 34, 448 yards, 6 touchdowns)
  • WR Haden Bryant, Sr., 5-10, 170 (12 catches, 280 yards, 5 touchdowns)
  • DB Jess Wood, Sr., 5-9, 165 (2 interceptions)
  • LB Zack Holladay, Sr., 5-10, 165
  • K Weston Gray

Diboll

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

Did you know? Bullard is averaging 55 points per game, while giving up just six per contest.

 

Kirbyville Wildcats (1-1)
vs.
Jasper Bulldogs (2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Field, Jasper

Coaches
Kirbyville: Greg Neece
Jasper: Darrell Barbay

Last week
Kirbyville: def. Buna 31-16
Jasper: def. Orangefield 55-7

Next week
Kirbyville: Idle
Jasper: at West Orange-Stark

Playmakers
Kirbyville

  • WR Darion Cooper (12 catches, 273 yards, 2 TD)
  • QB Kyle Henson (21 of 33, 419 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT)
  • RB Brycton Hughey (8 carries, 63 yards)

Jasper

  • WR Demarcus Collins, Sr., 6-10, 180
  • RB Donavan Middleton, Jr., 5-10, 190
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney, Sr., 6-2, 200
  • DB Jarvis Randall, Sr., 6-3, 182

Did you know? Jasper won last year’s matchup, 39-37.

 

Rusk Eagles (2-0)
vs.
Eustace Bulldogs (1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Stadium, Eustace

Coaches
Rusk: Ted Patton
Eustace: Brian Herman

Last week
Rusk: def. Crockett 35-13
Eustace: def. Rice 26-23

Next week
Rusk: at Athens
Eustace: at River Oaks Castleberry

Playmakers
Rusk

  • RB/DB Chaston Bennett, Sr., 5-10, 160 (24 carries, 361 yards, 3 touchdowns; 2 interceptions)
  • QB Kody Stanley, Sr., 6-1, 175 (5 total touchdowns)
  • RB Vijay Stingley (15 carries, 155 yards, 1 touchdown)
  • LB David Overstreet, Sr., 6-1, 185
  • DL Darren Franklin, Sr., 6-3, 300

Eustace

  • RB Tyler Folsom, Sr., 6-0, 205
  • LB Nathan Denson, Sr., 6-0, 195
  • DB Jon Bradburn
  • DL Zach Hughes

Did you know? Rusk is 84-80 over the last 15 seasons.

 

New Boston Lions (2-0)
vs.
Pittsburg Pirates (1-1)

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

Coaches
New Boston: Rick Barker
Pittsburg: Robert Manley

Last week
New Boston: def. Pleasant Grove 33-0
Pittsburg: lost to Gladewater 35-34

Next week
New Boston: vs. Paris North Lamar
Pittsburg: Idle

Playmakers
New Boston

  • RB Damien Haskins, Sr., 5-9, 220 (28 carries, 365 yards, 7 touchdowns)
  • DL Jerical Hardeman
  • OL Wesley Holmes
  • OL Wes Teague

Pittsburg

  • RB Derek Allen, Sr. (32 carries, 258 yards, 7 TD)
  • QB Garrett Truit, Jr., (29 of 51, 401 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT)
  • WR Kel Wallace (9 catches, 191 yards)
  • DB Dee Moton, Sr. (2 INT)
  • LB Sir Charles Perkins, Soph. (30 tackles, 3 for loss, 1 forced fumble)

Did you know? Pittsburg averages 40 points per game, while New Boston has given up just six points total.

 

White Oak Roughnecks (0-2)
vs.
Spring Hill Panthers (1-1)

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

Coaches
White Oak: Gerry Stanford
Spring Hill: Bobby Chadwick

Last week
White Oak: lost to Bullard 52-6
Spring Hill: lost to Athens 21-7

Next week
White Oak: at Ore City
Spring Hill: vs. Bullard Brook Hill

Playmakers
White Oak

  • RB Hunter Owens, Sr., 5-11, 205
  • DL Dee Sutton, Jr., 5-11, 235
  • QB Dylan Gale

Spring Hill

  • ATH Ben Hollas, Sr. (35 carries, 364 yards, 3 TDs)
  • DE Dallas Green, Sr. (2 sacks)
  • WR Chris Fisher, Jr.
  • FB/LB Spencer Hendricks, Sr.

Did you know? The last season Spring Hill had a winning record was 2007, which was also the same year White Oak had a losing  record.

 

Brownsboro Bears (1-1)
vs.
Palestine Westwood Panthers (1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Westwood Panther Stadium, Palestine

Coaches
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison
Palestine Westwood: Roger Mays

Last week
Brownsboro: lost to Trinity Christian-Addison 56-26
Palestine Westwood: def. Huntington 20-18

Next week
Brownsboro: at Wills Point
Palestine Westwood: at Malakoff

Playmakers
Brownsboro

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

Palestine Westwood

  • RB Aaryon Robinson (187 yards on 27 carries a week ago against Huntington)
  • FB Nick Hicks
  • RB Keke Hicks
  • DL Ashton Reeves
  • LB Clayton Luce

Did you know? Last week against Huntington, Westwood played most of the second half without running back Keke Hicks.

 

Winnsboro Red Raiders (1-1)
vs.
Mineola YellowJackets (1-1)

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

Coaches
Winnsboro: Steve Pinnel
Mineola: Joe Drennon

Last week
Winnsboro: lost to Tatum 22-14
Mineola: lost to Tyler Grace 56-28

Next week
Winnsboro: vs. Mount Vernon
Mineola: at Quitman

Playmakers
Winnsboro

  • QB Luke Tebbetts, Sr., 6-1, 195
  • OL Trenton Hardy, Sr.
  • LB David Santoy, Jr.
  • OL Greyson Amerson, Jr.

Mineola

  • RB/LB Dac Shaw, Sr., 6-2, 200 (285 rushing yards, 4 TDs; 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

Did you know? The past two years both Winnsboro and Mineola were in the same district. Winnsboro won the matchup in 2011, while Mineola won in 2010.

 

Paris North Lamar Panthers (2-0)
vs.
Canton Eagles (1-1)

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

Coaches
Paris North Lamar: Tommy Felty
Canton: Robert Ivey

Last week
Paris North Lamar: def. Bonham 28-13
Canton: lost to Fairfield 47-20

Next week
Paris North Lamar: vs. New Boston
Canton: vs. Carrollton Ranchview

Playmakers
Paris North Lamar

  • RB Ian Dukleth
  • RB Chance Kelly
  • LB Cody Edwards
  • OL Jackie Berry

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? Over the last 15 years, Canton is 100-65.

 

Huntington Red Devils (0-2)
vs.
Splendora Wildcats (0-2)

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

Coaches
Huntington: Todd Hopkins
Splendora: Brad Milam

Last week
Huntington: lost to Palestine Westwood 20-18
Splendora: lost to Hardin-Jefferson 26-20

Next week
Huntington: at Bullard
Splendora: at Stafford

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

Splendora

  • WR Mark Watts (2 catches, 28 yards)
  • QB Ty Nixon (4 for 11, 23 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT)
  • RB J.B. Bradford (21 carries, 220 yards, 2 TD)

Did you know? Huntington’s last win came on Aug. 26, 2011. The Red Devils beat Tarkington, 41-20.