Class A Division I Region III
Bi-district Playoff

Joaquin Rams (5-4)

vs.

San Augustine Wolves (4-6)

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Bulldog Stadium, Carthage

 

Coaches
  • Joaquin: Wayne Gandy
  • San Augustine: Donald Hubbard

 

Last week

 

Next week
  • Winner faces Mart (7-3) in a 1A Division I Region III area playoff.

 

Playmakers

Joaquin

  • RB/CB Nate Belrose, Fr., 5-9, 165 (153 carries, 1,327 yards, 14 TDs; 9 catches, 236 yards, 2 TDs; 59 tackles, 1 INT)
  • RB Jonathan Rico, Jr., 5-9, 155 (155 carries, 1,082 yards, 7 TDs; 1 receiving TD)
  • QB/LB Lance Lawson, Sr., 6-3, 217 (19 of 40, 371 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs; 42 carries, 143 yards, 7 TDs; 104 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble)
  • OL/DL Adam Mason, Jr., 5-10, 218 (82 tackles)
  • RB/CB Armando Robles, Sr., 5-3, 145 (51 carries, 280 yards, 2 TDs; 42 tackles)
  • TE/FS Marzavion Cooper, Sr., 6-0, 185 (36 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery)
  • OL/DE Keith Ferguson, Sr., 6-0, 195 (36 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery)

 

San Augustine

  • QB JaMikel Roberts, Jr., 6-0, 175 (116 of 203, 1,996 yards, 31 TDs, 6 INTs; 121 carries, 917 yards, 8 TDs)
  • WR Dez Randle, Sr., 6-2, 175 (51 catches, 1,079 yards, 19 TDs)
  • RB/LB Jeremy Jenkins, Jr., 5-9, 190 (159 carries, 875 yards, 9 TDs)
  • WR Jarvis Smith, Sr. (26 catches, 524 yards, 8 TDs)
  • WR J.D. Brown, Jr. (29 catches, 253 yards, 3 TDs)
  • OL E.J. Barnes, Soph, 6-2, 270
  • OL Jarvis Payne, Sr., 6-2, 315

 

Just the facts
  • Joaquin lost 21-20 to Bosqueville in the second round of the 2012 playoffs to finish the season 10-1.
  • San Augustine reached the third round of the playoffs last season before losing 49-21 to Mart, which lost in the state championship. The Wolves finished 9-3.
  • Joaquin averages 26.9 points per game and allows 22.1.
  • San Augustine averages 34.3 points per game and allows 38.0
  • Joaquin averages 366.0 total yards per game: 328.3 rushing, 37.7 passing.
  • San Augustine averages 401.9 total yards per game: 202.3 rushing, 199.6 passing.
  • Joaquin running backs Nate Belrose and Jonathan Rico average a combined 240.9 rushing yards per game.
  • San Augustine quarterback JaMikel Roberts, who has accounted for 39 total touchdowns, averages 291.3 total yards of offense per game.
  • Joaquin's nine regular-season opponents went a combined 47-42.
  • San Augustine's 10 regular-season foes were a combined 58-40.

 

Did you know? San Augustine qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive year for the first time since reaching the playoffs each year from 1963-66. ... Joaquin's 5-4 record entering the playoffs guarantees that the Rams will finish .500 or better for the ninth time in head coach Wayne Gandy's 12-year tenure.

 

Tenaha defenders converage on Joaquin's Nate Belrose (11) during the Tigers' 47-6 season-opening home win. (Ray Jackson, ETSN.fm)