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Elysian Fields’ Zane Barge is + Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week

Elysian Fields’ Zane Barge (10) pumps up the crowd before the Yellow Jackets’ 30-20 win vs. Arp in Saturday’s third-round playoff in Carthage. Barge had three interceptions and is the Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week. (Jeff Stapleton,

Elysian Fields got a huge performance from senior quarterback Trevor Spear in Saturday’s 30-20 third-round vengeance win against Arp.

But the Yellow Jackets could not have avenged their 43-13 September loss to the Tigers without senior defensive back Zane Barge and the Elysian Fields defense. Barge had a career performance himself, picking off three passes to help EF contain Arp’s offense.

Thanks to that trio of interceptions, Barge is the Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Barge played a key role in the Jackets’ defensive performance against Arp. Elysian Fields held the Tigers to 222 total yards, including 7 of 14 passing for only 68 yards and four interceptions, three of which went to Barge.

In addition to his 12 catches for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Barge has 26 tackles and nine interceptions. That interception total leads East Texas entering the fourth week of the playoffs.

Barge and company helped Elysian Fields complete a 40-point turnaround from the Jackets’ first meeting with Arp, which was Sept. 14. This week, Elysian Fields gets a second opportunity at redemption, this time against District 9-2A Division II foe Hughes Springs. The undefeated Mustangs beat Elysian Fields 55-14 in October.

Elysian Fields faces Hughes Springs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Longview’s Lobo Stadium.

Dairy Queen Defensive Players of the Week

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Zane Barge, DB, Elysian Fields
Nov. 22-24:
 Tyus Bowser, DE, John Tyler
Nov. 15-17: 
Joe Cruz, DB, Alto
Nov. 8-10: 
Tyus Bowser, DE, John Tyler
Nov. 1-3: 
A.J. Davis, LB, Kilgore
Oct. 25-27: 
Corey Bartley, FS, Longview
Oct. 18-20: 
Syd Moore, DT, Van
Oct. 11-13: 
Eric Berryhill, LB, Hughes Springs
Oct. 4-6: 
LaDarrin Anthony, DT, Kilgore
Sept. 27-29: Arqez Walton, LB, Henderson
Sept. 20-22: Benny Colbert, DB, Kilgore
Sept. 13-15: DeQuante Woods, DB, John Tyler
Sept. 6-8: Corey Bartley, FS, Longview
Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Coby Bradford, DE, Hallsville 

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