Class 3A Division I Region III
Semifinal

Jasper Bulldogs (8-3)

vs.

West Orange-Stark Mustangs (10-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Turner Stadium, Humble

 

Coaches
  • Jasper: Darrell Barbay
  • West Orange-Stark: Cornel Thompson

 

Last week

 

Next week
  • Winner faces Carthage (11-1) or Silsbee (9-2) in the 3A D-I Region III championship.

 

Playmakers

Jasper

  • RB Terrance “Tiki” Cuney, Sr., 5-9, 200 (171 carries, 1,523 yards, 18 TDs; 2 receiving TDs)
  • RG Terrell Cuney, Sr., 6-3, 260 (committed to Texas)
  • LB DeAnthony Cuney, Sr., 5-10, 230 (96 tackles, 18 for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 kick block)
  • QB Steve Walker, Sr., 5-10, 185 (76 of 136, 1,506 yards, 18 TDs, 6 INTs; 4 rush TDs)
  • ATH Randy Spikes, Jr. (56 carries, 812 yards, 2 TDs; 1 receiving TD; 40 tackles, 4 for loss, 2 INTs)
  • LB Devanta Hawthorne, Jr. (111 tackles, 8 for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery)
  • LB Markeith Cauley, Sr. (92 tackles, 21 for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 kick block)
  • LB Deroddrick Hadnot, Sr., 5-5, 155 (87 tackles, 13 for loss, 3 INTs, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries)
  • TE Shawn Jones, Sr., 6-1, 225 (18 catches, 483 yards, 9 TDs; 16 carries, 223 yards, 1 TD)
  • WR Jamarcus Reed, Sr. (15 catches, 348 yards, 4 TDs)
  • DB Roy Hennington, Sr. (59 tackles, 5 INTs)

 

West Orange-Stark

  • QB Dillon Sterling-Cole, Soph. (117 of 186, 2,030 yards, 24 TDs, 2 INTs; 96 carries, 427 yards, 11 TDs)
  • WR/S Deionte Thompson, Jr., 6-2, 174 (committed to Alabama; 31 catches, 595 yards, 4 TDs; 5 INTs)
  • WR Will Johnson, Sr. (36 catches, 690 yards, 12 TDs)
  • ATH Chase Rutledge, Jr. (23 of 44, 352 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs; 82 carries, 443 yards, 5 TDs; 8 catches, 98 yards, 1 TD)
  • RB/DB Chris James, Sr. (98 carries, 640 yards, 8 TDs; 11 catches, 135 yards, 1 TD; 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery)
  • WR Dwain Boullard, Sr. (21 catches, 302 yards, 7 TDs; 1 rush TD)
  • RB John Scott, Sr. (57 carries, 315 yards, 2 TDs)
  • S Johnny Shaw, Jr., 6-0, 188 (committed to Texas)

 

Just the facts
  • Jasper and West Orange-Stark have had two common opponents so far this season: Orangefield and Bridge City.
  • Jasper is 1-1 against those teams. Jasper lost 30-22 at Orangefield (Sept. 6) and won 49-7 at Bridge City (Oct. 4).
  • West Orange-Stark is against 2-0 those teams. West Orange-Stark won 38-14 at Orangefield (Oct. 18) and 40-16 at Bridge City (Nov. 1).
  • Friday's game marks the third consecutive year that West Orange-Stark has reached the third round. The Mustangs lost in the 3A D-II Region III final each of the last two seasons.
  • This is the ninth consecutive year that West Orange-Stark has won at least eight games.
  • The Mustangs are 93-17 since the start of the 2005 season.
  • Jasper averages 40.0 points per game and yields 18.4.
  • West Orange-Stark averages 37.9 points per game and allows 9.9.
  • Jasper averages 418.0 total yards per game: 268.9 rushing, 149.1 passing.
  • West Orange-Stark averages 393.5 total yards per game: 216.5 passing, 177.0 rushing.
  • West Orange-Stark sophomore quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole has thrown 11 of his 24 touchdown passes in the Mustangs' first two playoff games.
  • Jasper senior tight end Shawn Jones averages 20.8 yards per touch. He's gained 706 yards and scored 10 touchdowns on 34 touches (18 receptions, 16 carries).
  • Jasper averaged 384.0 rushing yards in its first two playoff games, which saw the Bulldogs outscore Palestine and Waco La Vega 102-54. Jasper averaged 243.3 rushing yards during the regular season.
  • West Orange-Stark has allowed more than 16 points in a game once this season. That was the Mustangs' 37-34 Sept. 6 loss at Port Neches-Groves, the only team to beat West Orange-Stark in 2013.

 

Jasper TE Shawn Jones. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Did you know? Three Jasper ball carriers each eclipsed the 100-yard mark in last week's 58-20 second-round rout of Waco La Vega: Terrance Cuney (163), Shawn Jones (143), and Randy Spikes (128). ... West Orange-Stark has allowed 52 points in October and November (seven games). ... West Orange-Stark outscored its last three opponents 129-16. ... Jasper has scored at least 44 points in four consecutive games, averaging 50.5 points per game during a four-game winning streak. ... Each team involved in Friday's regional semifinal has already played one of the teams in the other Region III semifinal. West Orange-Stark won at home 27-0 against Silsbee on Nov. 8 in the regular-season finale, while Jasper lost at home 41-26 to Carthage on Oct. 25.  ... West Orange-Stark junior safety Johnny Shaw had 88 tackles and five interceptions as a sophomore in 2012, when he helped Center to an 8-3 record. Shaw, who has missed several games this year with injuries, transferred to West Orange-Stark in early August. His status for Friday's game is doubtful, according to the Beaumont Enterprise.

West Orange-Stark junior safety Johnny Shaw pictured in Center gear this past summer prior to his transfer. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)