DISTRICT 11-2A Division I

San Augustine Wolves (7-0, 2-0)

vs.

Alto Yellowjackets (2-5, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Cam'Ron Matthews Field, Alto

Coaches

  • San Augustine: Marty Murr
  • Alto: Paul Gould

Last week

  • San Augustine: def. Cushing, 43-0
  • Alto: def. Carlisle, 31-28

Next week

  • San Augustine: vs. Joaquin, Nov. 3
  • Alto: at Cushing, Nov. 3

Playmakers

San Augustine

  • WR/DB QuenTyvian Borders, Sr., 6-2, 180 (17 catches, 250 yards, 6 TDs; 32 tackles, 1 INT, 6 PBUs; committed to Stephen F. Austin)
  • QB/DB Gavin Murr, Sr., 5-11, 180 (89-of-137, 1,311 yards, 15 TDs, 3 INTs; 31 carries, 173 yards, 1 TD; 7 tackles, 1 for loss)
  • RB/DB K.J. Davis, Sr., 5-8, 175 (96 carries, 841 yards, 24 TDs; 11 catches, 197 yards, 2 TDs; 1 forced fumble)
  • WR/LB Quay Johnson, Sr., 5-6, 170 (12 catches, 233 yards, 1 TD; 4 carries, 49 yards, 1 TD; 64 tackles, 6 for loss, 1 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 3 PBUs)
  • WR/DB Ced Thomas, Sr., 6-1, 168 (21 catches, 219 yards, 2 TDs; 44 tackles, 4 for loss, 4 INTs, 6 PBUs, 3 fumble recoveries, 3 forced fumbles)
  • OL Quen Holman, Jr., 5-5, 250

Alto

  • HB/DL Fred Thacker, Jr., 6-2, 253 (113 carries, 778 yards, 13 TDs)
  • WR/DB Jaqualon Finley, Sr., 5-10, 180 (36 tackles, 8 for loss, 1 INT, 1 PBU 1 forced fumble)
  • DL Ra'Dedrick Woodson, Sr., 5-8, 276 (40 tackles, 17 for loss, 6 sacks, 1 forced fumble)
  • OL/DL Steven Soto, Sr., 5-11, 270
  • QB Hunter Townsend, Sr., 6-0, 205 (51-of-110, 728 yards, 10 TDs, 3 INTs; 153 carries, 1,010 yards 4 TDs)
  • LB Harmon West, Soph., 6-0, 180 (37 tackles, 7 for loss, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 1 PBU)
  • WR/DB Chris Jackson, Jr., 6-1, 170 (12 catches, 286 yards, 5 TDs; 12 tackles, 3 fumble rectories, 5 PBUs, 2 INTs)
  • DB Alex McIntyre, Jr., 5-9, 135 (33 tackles, 2 for loss, 5 PBUs, 2 INTs)

Just the facts

  • San Augustine is giving up just 6.9 points per contest.
  • The Wolves run a balanced attack on offense to put up 394.5 yards per game.
  • San Augustine's opponents are 20-28 this season (.417).
  • Alto's opponents are 33-17 this season (.660).
  • Hunter Townsend and Fred Thacker have combined to rush for 1,788 yards so far.
  • The Yellowjackets are averaging 442.5 yards per game and 32 points per game.
  • Alto is 7-2 against San Augustine since 2006.
  • The Yellowjackets won last season's matchup, 44-39.

Key matchup: Alto secondary against the San Augustine passing attack. The Wolves have a great running game, meaning defenses must stay honest. But if Alto neglect the pass too much, it will get burned.

QuenTyvian Borders, Quay Johnson and Ced Thomas form one of the most balanced receiving corps in East Texas. With Gavin Murr throwing the ball, the Wolves should have nothing but confidence in their passing game. Each receiver has amassed more than 200 yards this season, so Alto might have to pick its poison with these guys.

That said, Jaqualon Finley, Chris Jackson and Alex McIntyre have combined for five interceptions this season. If Alto can get to Murr and force bad decisions, those guys will do the rest.

If it can't, San Augustine will take a big step forward in the district race.

Don't be surprised if: Alto rushes for a great number of yards. The Yellowjackets have been dominant running all season. Hunter Townsend and Fred Thacker have combined for more than 1,700 yards.

San Augustine is definitely going to have its work cut out for it on Friday. However, if the Wolves can contain the Alto rushing attack, they are that much closer to 8-0.