Gladewater Bears (1-2)

vs.

Chapel Hill Bulldogs (2-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Bulldog Stadium, Tyler

Coaches

  • Glade water: John Berry
  • Chapel Hill: Jason Hooker

Last week

  • Gladewater: def. Center 17-3
  • Chapel Hill: def. Tatum 38-14

Next week

  • Gladewater: vs. Lindale, Sept. 29
  • Chapel Hill: vs. Henderson, Sept. 29

Playmakers

Gladewater

  • RB/DB Isaiah Davis, Sr., 5-11, 210
  • TE/OL Michael Sanchez, Sr., 6-5, 327
  • DB Mycah Stephens, Sr., 6-0, 186
  • OL Andrew Williams, Sr., 5-11, 290
  • DL Dre'ka Ransom, Sr., 5-9, 210
  • DL Tristan Seahorn, Jr., 5-11, 205
  • DB Quincy Bowens, Jr., 6-1, 185
  • DB/K Fernando Serrano, Sr., 6-1, 180

Chapel Hill

  • RB/LB Adrian Berry, Sr., 5-10, 190 (43 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 FF, INT)
  • RB/DB Hunter Branin, Sr., 5-10, 178 (38 carries, 294 yards, 3 TDs)
  • WR Demarcus Attaway, Sr., 5-9, 160 (7 rec, 156 yards, 4 TDs)
  • OL Sammy Cintron, Sr., 5-11, 220
  • WR Robbie Williams, Jr., 6-3, 180 (6 rec, 58 yards)
  • DL Khristion Little, Jr., 5-11, 220
  • WR/DB Kaine Perkins, Sr., 6-1, 170
  • QB Khalan Griffin, Soph., 5-10, 180 (19-of-48, 183 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs; 49 carries, 406 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs)

Just the facts

  • Chapel Hill is 4-1 against Gladiator since 2008.
  • The Bulldogs won a 30-0 matchup last season.
  • Gladiator is a deceiving 1-2, losing to Carthage and Kilgore. It picked up its first win, 17-3 over Center last week.
  • Chapel Hill is averaging close to 250 yards on the ground.
  • Khalan Griffin's 406 yards rushing this season is good enough to get him top 10 status in East Texas. .
Gladewater RB/DB Isaiah Davis. (© Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Key matchup: Khalan Griffin against the Gladewater defense. After surrendering 82 points in the first two weeks, Gladewater held Center to 3 points last week. Although that likely won't be the case this week, it needs to come it with the same effort.

Griffin is a dual-threat quarterback, but his primary threat is running the ball. He is ninth in East Texas with 406 yards and also had three touchdowns on the ground. He isn't a slouch passing, though. He also has three touchdowns through the air and 183 yards.

If the Bears can slow down his production a little bit, they might be able to attain a .500 record.

Don't be surprised if: Demarcus Attaway ends up with a touchdown. He's averaging 1.3 per game for Chapel Hill. The Bulldogs don't look to throw much, but when they do, Attaway is Griffin's preferred target.

He isn't going to lead receivers in yardage most likely, but if he continued to score at this rate he has a chance to be one of the region's top scorers. Expect him to end up with at least one more in a Bulldog win.