Spring Hill Panthers
vs.
Pleasant Grove Hawks

7:30 p.m. Friday
Hawk Stadium, Texarkana
Coaches
Spring Hill: Bobby Chadwick
Pleasant Grove: Kevin Davis
Last season
Spring Hill: 2-8
Pleasant Grove: 2-8
Next week
Spring Hill: at Athens
Pleasant Grove: at New Boston
Playmakers
Spring Hill
  • ATH Ben Hollas, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • OL Morgan Knight, Jr., 6-2, 230
  • RB Trevor Martin, Jr., 6-1, 185
  • WR Jake Ferrill, Jr., 5-10, 165
  • DL Dallas Green, Sr., 6-0, 190
Pleasant Grove
  • RB Makale Hawkins
  • LB Riley O'Dell
  • RB Kishon Daniels
  • K Alan Oubre
  • OL Nick Cockerell, Sr., 6-3, 285
Did you know? Pleasant Grove has 17 returning starters. Spring Hill has eight.

Terrell Tigers
vs.
Rusk Eagles

7:30 p.m. Friday
Eagle Stadium, Rusk
Coaches
Terrell: Kevin Wilson
Rusk: Ted Patton
Last season
Terrell: 2-8
Rusk: 4-8 (Class 3A Division II Region III area finalist)
Next week
Terrell: vs. Dallas Carter
Rusk: vs. Crockett
Playmakers
Terrell
  • WR Sabian Hubbard, Sr., 6-0, 178
  • QB Cameron Smith, Jr., 6-0, 155
  • LB Quamyas White, Sr., 5-10, 200
  • WR Damion Moss, Soph., 5-11, 165
Rusk
  • RB Chaston Bennett, Sr., 5-10, 160
  • QB Kody Stanley, Sr., 6-1, 175
  • FB Ray Foreman, Jr., 5-11, 185
  • LB David Overstreet, Jr., 6-1, 185
  • DL Luke Prosise, Sr., 6-0, 205
Did you know? Rusk's Chaston Bennett rushed for 1,480 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2011. He also caught 11 passes for 126 yards and one TD, and was a defensive standout, too, with 126 tackles, four INTs, three forced fumbles, and 18 pass breakups.

Quitman Bulldogs
vs.
Bullard Panthers

7:30 p.m. Friday
Panther Stadium, Bullard
Coaches
Quitman: Ronald Callahan
Bullard: Shannon Wilson
Last season
Quitman: 1-9
Bullard: 8-5 (Class 3A Division II Region III semifinalist)
Next week
Quitman: vs. Redwater
Bullard: at White Oak
Playmakers
Quitman
  • QB Jesus Ramirez, Jr.
  • OL Bobby Wells, Jr.
  • TE Ethan Callahan, Sr.
Bullard
  • QB Colton Mebane, Sr., 5-10, 180
  • WR Haden Bryant, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • RB Houston Alexander, Sr., 5-9, 170
  • LB Zack Holladay, Sr., 5-10, 185
  • K Weston Gray, Sr., 5-8, 150
Did you know? Bullard's 2011 first- and second-round playoff wins against Center and Robinson were the first in program history.

Athens Hornets
vs.
Kaufman Lions

7:30 p.m. Friday
Kaufman Lions Stadium
Coaches
Athens: Paul Essary
Kaufman: Todd York
Last season
Athens: 5-5
Kaufman: 5-6 (Class 3A Division I bi-district finalist)
Next week
Athens: vs. Spring Hill
Kaufman: at Wilmer-Hutchins
Playmakers
Athens
  • QB Anthony Sanders, Jr., 5-11, 185
  • WR Javonte Johnson, Sr., 6-0, 170
  • DE Nic Fincher, Jr., 6-2, 240
  • RB Raheem Miller, Jr., 5-9, 185
Kaufman
  • RB/LB Laxavier Battee, Sr., 5-9, 165
  • DE Jonathan Dunson, Soph.
  • SS Josh Ramirez, Jr.
  • QB Clay Rhodes, Sr.
Did you know? Athens lost its final three games of 2011 to miss the playoffs.

Brownsboro Bears
vs.
Crandall Pirates

7:30 p.m. Friday
Pirate Stadium, Crandall
Coaches
Brownsboro: Ty Thomison
Crandall: Todd John
Last season
Brownsboro: 1-9
Crandall: 4-6
Next week
Brownsboro: vs. Trinity Christian-Addison
Crandall: vs. Celina
Playmakers
Brownsboro
  • QB Shelby Rogers, Sr., 6-2, 180
  • WR Tyler Thomison, Jr., 5-9, 160
  • RB Johntae Harmon, Sr., 6-1, 190
  • DE Swaide Houston, Jr., 6-3, 220
Crandall
  • QB Ryan Long, Sr.
  • DE Garrett York, Sr.
  • RB Tinsley Jacobs, Jr.
Did you know? Opponents outscored Brownsboro by an average of 40.7-18.7 in 2011.

Canton Eagles
vs.
Eustace Bulldogs

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Stadium, Eustace
Coaches
Canton: Robert Ivey
Eustace: Brian Herman
Last season
Canton: 5-5
Eustace: 10-2 (Class 2A Division I area finalist)
Next week
Canton: vs. Fairfield
Eustace: at Rice
Playmakers
Canton
  • QB Chandler Eiland, Soph., 5-11, 170
  • DB Connor Eiland, Jr., 5-11, 175
  • QB Kade Warren, Sr.
  • LB Dakota Hesskew, Sr., 5-11, 185
  • OL Connor Robison, Sr., 6-0, 210
Eustace
  • RB Tyler Folsom, Sr.
  • DT Zach Hughes, Soph.
  • LB Abed Abuhatub, Jr.
  • DB Steven Stine, Jr.
  • LB Nathan Denson, Sr.
Did you know? Canton lost three of its final four games last season to miss the playoffs.

Buna Cougars
vs.
Center Roughriders

7:30 p.m. Friday
Roughrider Stadium, Center
Coaches
Buna: Bradley Morgan
Center: Kevin Goodwin
Last season
Buna: 7-3 (Class 2A in 2010-11)
Center: 4-7 (Class 3A Division II Region III bi-district finalist)
Next week
Buna: at Kirbyville
Center: at Pine Tree
Playmakers
Buna
  • RB Sage Smith, Sr., 6-1, 195
  • QB Kolton Clark, Sr.
  • DL Bryce Tippett, Sr., 6-3, 235
  • DE Chris Champion, Sr., 6-0, 215
  • LB Dalton Ford, Sr.
Center
  • RB K.J. Garrett, Sr., 5-9, 178
  • LB Derrick Thomas, Sr., 6-2, 222
  • LB Kiounis Williams, Jr.
  • WR Tony McCollister, Sr., 5-10, 150
  • QB Cody Carleton, Sr.
  • QB Dalton Horton, Soph.
  • QB Caiden Rainbolt, Soph.

Did you know? Center tailback K.J. Garrett gained 886 total yards and scored 10 touchdowns last season.

Fairfield Eagles
vs.
Diboll Lumberjacks

7:30 p.m. Friday
Lumberjack Stadium, Diboll
Coaches
Fairfield: John Bachtel
Diboll: Shane Adair
Last season
Fairfield: 10-1 (Class 3A Division II Region III bi-district finalist)
Diboll: 4-6
Next week
Fairfield: at Canton
Diboll: at Corrigan-Camden
Playmakers
Fairfield
  • RB Andre Welch, Sr., 6-0, 215
  • QB Aaron Cain, Sr., 6-0, 175
  • FS Cooper Cole, Sr., 6-1, 190
  • LB Alex Ward, Sr.
  • RB Larry Rose, Jr.
Diboll
  • ATH Carlos Teal, Sr., 5-11, 160
  • WR Carlos Lewis, Sr., 5-10, 170
  • DL Luis Ramos, Sr., 6-1, 235
  • RB Jason Cook, Sr., 5-8, 185
  • FS Antonio Garrett, Sr., 6-0, 165
Did you know? Fairfield tailback Andre Welch ran for 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns last season while averaging an eye-popping 13.4 yards per carry.

Liberty Panthers
vs.
Jasper Bulldogs

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Stadium, Jasper
Coaches
Liberty: Shane Deel
Jasper: Darrell Barbay
Last season
Liberty: 7-3
Jasper: 6-5 (Class 3A Division I Region III bi-district finalist)
Next week
Liberty: vs. Newton
Jasper: vs. Orangefield
Playmakers
Liberty
  • QB Daniel Fitzwater, Sr., 6-6, 220
  • RB Dennis Antoine, Jr., 6-0, 200
  • DL Omar Tebo, Sr., 6-0, 315
  • WR Jordan Jones, Sr., 5-9, 150
  • DT Clark Melonson, Sr.
Jasper
  • ATH Demarcus Collins, Sr., 5-11, 180
  • RB Donavan Middleton, Sr., 5-10, 190
  • QB Steven Walker, Jr., 5-11, 190
  • OL Terrell Cuney, Jr. 6-3, 270
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney, Sr., 6-2, 215
Did you know? Liberty's Daniel Fitzwater threw for 2,365 yards, 23 TDs, and 5 INTs last season, while Dennis Antoine ran for 1,101 yards and 11 TDs.

Huntington Red Devils
vs.
Cleveland Tarkington Longhorns

7:30 p.m. Friday
A.L. Nelson Stadium, Cleveland
Coaches
Huntington: Todd Hopkins
Tarkington: Brandon Carpenter
Last season
Huntington: 1-9
Tarkington: 0-10
Next week
Huntington: vs. Palestine Westwood
Tarkington: vs. Hardin
Playmakers
Huntington
  • ATH Jamichael Brown, Jr.
  • LB Matt Hudspeth, Sr., 6-0, 185
  • OL Jacob Slaughter, Sr., 6-0, 260
  • DB Dylan Wallace, Sr., 5-8, 175
  • QB Brent Loggins, Soph.
Tarkington
  • RB Laramie Nash, Jr., 5-7, 145
  • FB R.J. Lang, Sr., 6-0, 220
  • QB Hunter Johnson, Soph., 6-1, 205
  • LB Steven Soles, Sr., 6-1, 185
Did you know? The only win for either team last year was Huntington's 41-20 season-opening victory at Tarkington.