With defensive back Roney Elam in the lineup, there was speculation Newton would give the powerful Corrigan-Camden offense its toughest game of the regular season.
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The last three Carthage starting quarterbacks won state championships, the previous two combining to win three of the school's four titles over the past six seasons.
Spring Hill threatened to take a late lead in Friday's District 6-4A Division II game against Pleasant Grove. The Panthers were down 24-20 and had 2:50 to work with.
Linebacker Jacob Smith took back control of the game for the Pleasant Grove Hawks with an interception at Spring Hill's 40-yard line and returned it to the 10 to set up his own offensive touchdown the next play.
Sulphur Springs' Larry Pryor is committed to Texas A&M as a safety, but that hasn't stopped the Wildcats' senior standout from posting impressive numbers from the quarterback position.
Tyler Grace Community ended up blowing out TAPPS Division II, District 2 rival Bullard Brook Hill, 55-14, but the winning side faced very tough push back from a potent offense for three quarters.
Grace forced three interceptions, a fumble and two consecutive misplayed Brook Hill kickoff return attempts. With two timely interceptions in the Cougars' win, senior defensive back Jonny Spitzer is the Week 7 ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.
Following a dominating run through the non-district portion of their schedule, eighth-ranked Malakoff met a challenge in its District 11-3A Division I opener in the form of unbeaten Palestine Westwood last Friday night.
John Tyler cruised past Lindale for a 76-13 win Friday to up its District 16-5A record to 2-0.
It wouldn't have been as easy without Pierre Leonard. The Lions' junior nose guard turned in an outstanding night with two blocked punts, two tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and two more tackles for six total
Shooting to avoid the dreaded 0-2 start in district, the Marshall Mavericks needed a win in the worst way last Friday night against Pine Tree.
The Alto Yellow Jackets had been quietly going about their business through the first three games of the season. But that was then.
Jaylon Lane had to learn the safety position on the fly Friday, but he lived up to permanently high expectations in Nacogdoches' 38-35 win against Lufkin to kick off District 16-5A play.
With seven tackles, a pass breakup and two major impact plays on the way to a narrow victory, Lane is the latest ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.