Coming off a big win last Friday night over West Sabine, San Augustine Wolves coach Donald Hubbard told his team to be ready for another war as they host the eighth-ranked Alto Yellowjackets in a battle for first place in District 10-A Division I this week.

"It was a great feeling coming off the field, beating a good team in West Sabine," Hubbard said. "It was good vindication. We prepare each week like it's state, because you can't overlook or over-hype anyone."

In anticipation for the Yellowjackets (7-1, 3-0), the Wolves (6-2, 3-0) will rely heavily on running back Tony Hubbard. The senior is having an outstanding year, totaling 1,255 yards rushing, 6.9 yards per carry and 21 touchdowns.

"Tony is a great guy; he had a tremendous offseason," coach Hubbard said. "Really dedicated himself in the weight room, and it shows. He backed up Khadafi Davis, who is one of the top rushers at East Texas Baptist University right now, last season and has been tremendous for us this year. He's one of our co-captains for a reason."

Co-captain Quarterback Bobby Tanner, who had 104 yards rushing in the victory over West Sabine, runs the offense. He's added over 1,000 total yards (702 passing, 312 rushing) to go with seven touchdowns.

For the defense, senior inside linebacker Xavier Brown (12.3 tackles per game) has been the main stopper and emotional leader.

"He's a missile. He just flies to ball and makes plays for us," coach Hubbard said.

Coach Hubbard also noted defensive ends Robert Harrison and Alex Renfro (four sacks) have been the "anchors" across the defensive line. The senior tandem has been instrumental in the defense's success.

"We have a lot of balance on this squad," coach Hubbard said. "We'll run and throw equally because we don't want teams keying on one certain thing. It makes up tougher to prepare for."