CLASS 5A DIVISION I BI-DISTRICT

John Tyler Lions (7-3)

vs.

Texas High Tigers (8-2)

2 p.m. Saturday

Lobo Stadium, Longview

 

Coaches

 

  • John Tyler: Ricklan Holmes
  • Texas High: Barry Norton

 

Last week

 

Next week
  • Winner faces winner between Mansfield Lake Ridge and Dallas Samuell, area round

 

Playmakers

John Tyler

  • WR Damion Miller, Jr., 6-2, 205 (33 catches, 765 yards, 7 TDs; committed to Texas)
  • OL/DL Braylon Jones, Sr., 6-4, 290 (59 tackles, 1 for loss, 13 QB pressures, 2 forced fumbles; committed to Houston)
  • QB Bryson Smith, Jr., 6-0, 170 (128 of 208, 2,020 yards, 16 TDs, 5 INTs; 136 carries, 1,015 yards, 14 TDs)
  • RB James Allen, Sr., 5-5, 160 (90 carries, 377 yards, 3 TDs; 11 catches, 150 yards)
  • WR Duntayviun Gross, Sr., 5-10, 160 (54 catches, 699 yards, 5 TDs)
  • DL Pierre Leonard, Sr., 5-10, 245 (69 tackles, 12 for loss, 3 sacks, 27 QB pressures, 4 forced fumbles, 1 recovery, 2 blocked kicks)
  • LB Tre Allison, Soph., 6-2, 190 (51 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 PBUs)
  • DB Bryston Gipson, Sr., 5-11, 175 (86 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 INT, 8 PBUs, 1 fumble recovery, 3 three blocked kicks)

 

Texas High

  • RB J'Kardi Witcher, Sr., 5-7, 170 (179 carries, 1,484 yards, 16 TDs; 12 catches, 178 yards, 1 TD)
  • QB Cade Pearson, Jr., 6-2, 195 (97 of 175, 1,538 yards, 16 TDs, 7 INTs; 46 carries, 119 yards, 2 TDs)
  • WR Quan Hampton, Jr., 5-8, 165 (22 catches, 426 yards, 5 TDs)
  • OL Matthew Davis, Sr., 6-0, 285
  • DB Jerry Wrightner, Sr., 6-1, 180 (4 INTs, 1 fumble recovery)
  • LB Julian Watkins, Sr., 5-11, 185 (89 tackles)
  • DL Jacobi Brewer, Sr., 6-3, 205 (72 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 INTs)
  • WR Jaylen Rhone, Sr., 5-10, 160 (20 catches, 286 yards, 4 TDs)

 

Just the facts
  • This is the 42nd all-time meeting between John Tyler and Texas High. JT leads the series, 21-19-1.
  • JT and Texas HIgh have met three times in the playoffs. The Lions have won all three games in 2010, 2011, and 2014.
  • John Tyler is averaging 36.6 points and 398.3 yards per game -- 189.3 rushing and 209 passing.
  • The Lions have won seven straight, and outscoring all seven 16-5A opponents by an average score of 42-24.
  • John Tyler is 18-6 in the playoffs since 2009.
  • Texas High is averaging 32.8 points and 353.4 yards per game -- 194.4 rushing and 159 passing.
  • The Tigers' defense allows 16.8 points and 266.1 yards per game -- 161.1 rushing and 105 passing.
  • Texas High has won two playoff games since 2007.
John Tyler junior quarterback Bryson Smith.