After a tough non-district schedule kept Frankston out of the win column, the Indians needed to start District 10-2A Division II with a victory.

Frankston did that in a big way this past Friday, hammering Union Grove 49-7 thanks to a stifling defense led by Evan Morris, who had eight tackles, several for loss, three sacks, and two fumble recoveries.

For his efforts, Morris is the ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.

Morris, a senior linebacker, enters Friday's home game against Arp as 1 of 3 Frankston players -- along with Caden Bruton and Kaivon Jackson -- with at least 40 tackles on the season. Thirteen of his tackles have come for loss.

Holding Union Grove to seven points helped Frankston drop its points allowed per game from 31.0 to 26.2

Frankston's win makes the Tribe 1-4, but the record is a bit deceiving. Frankston's first four opponents -- Bullard Brook Hill, Elkhart, Corsicana Mildred, and Alto -- are a combined 14-6 entering this week's action.

The road doesn't get any easier for the Indians. Their next four opponents are a combined 16-7. But if Morris and company continuing playing the kind of defense they provided against Union Grove, the Indians will be a tough 10-2A D-II foe for everyone else in the district.

ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen 2013 Defensive Players of the Week