Class 3A Division II Region II
Area Playoff

Gladewater Bears (5-6)

vs.

Atlanta Rabbits (7-4)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lobo Stadium, Longview

 

Coaches
  • Gladewater: Jerrod Baugh
  • Atlanta: Matt McClure

 

Last week
  • Gladewater: won 48-0 vs. Canton
  • Atlanta: won 46-15 vs. Emory Rains

 

Next week
  • Winner plays Gainesville or Bonham in a 3A Division II regional semifinal

 

Playmakers

Gladewater

  • DT Daylon Mack, Jr., 6-2, 310 (committed to Texas A&M; 79 tackles, 26 for loss, 4 sacks, 8 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 pass break-up, 1 blocked, 1 safety)
  • RB James Reese, Jr., 5-9, 155 (167 carries, 1,172 yards, 9 TDs; 8 catches, 115 yards, 2 TDs)
  • FB Justice Centers, Soph. (121 carries, 831 yards, 8 TDs; 23 catches, 252 yards)
  • RB Marcello Jackson, Soph. (94 carries, 528 yards, 4 TDs
  • RB Darnell McKnight, Fr. (42 carries, 272 yards, 2 TDs)
  • QB Nick Canaguier, Jr., 5-10, 140 (67 of 132, 865 yards, 5 TDs, 10 INTs; 41 carries, 170 yards, 4 TDs)
  • DB Daylon "Duke" Gordon, Jr., 5-10, 155 (99 tackles, 5 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 INT, 8 pass break-ups)
  • DL Kenneth Gossett, Sr., 5-7, 165 (39 tackles, 8 for loss, 5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 recoveries, 1 safety)

 

Atlanta

  • QB Chase Musgrove, Jr., 5-10, 175
  • RB DeQuan Allen, Jr.
  • DE Kenneth Houff, Sr., 6-2, 195
  • DT Gerald Andrews, Sr., 6-2, 250
  • ATH Damien Lawson, Sr.
  • DB Nigel Johnson, Sr.
  • LB Cameron Schultz, Jr.
  • WR Eddrick King, Jr.

 

Just the facts
  • Gladewater is averaging 24.9 points and 359.5 yards per game.
  • In the last two games, the Bears have scored 97 points and averaged 525 yards.
  • Gladewater has run 634 plays from scrimmage for an average of 6.2 yards per snap.
  • The Bears are in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.
  • Gladewater needs two more wins this season to post its first winning season since 2008.
  • The Rabbits are averaging 33.2 points per game, while the defense allows 27.3.
  • Atlanta has won four of its last five games, outscoring opponents by an average score of 40-18.
  • The cumulative record of the four teams Atlanta lost to this season -- Gilmer, Gladewater, Paris and Liberty-Eylau -- is 27-17.
  • The average margin of victory in Atlanta's four losses was 21.5 points.

 

Gladewater DT Daylon Mack. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Did You Know? Gladewater junior defensive tackle Daylon Mack, who has committed to Texas A&M, has rushed for six touchdowns this season. ... Atlanta and Gladewater have met 13 times since 1962, which includes three playoff meetings. Atlanta leads the series over that span, 7-6. ... Gladewater and Atlanta met during the regular season with the Bears taking a 46-34 home win on Sept. 21. ... Since its 2003 3A D-II championship, Atlanta is just 33-69 with no winning seasons.