Class 2A Division II Region III
Semifinal

Waskom Wildcats (12-0)

vs.

Crawford Pirates (12-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday

Lumpkins Stadium, Waxahachie

 

Coaches
  • Waskom: Whitney Keeling
  • Crawford: Delbert Kelm

 

Last week

 

Next week
  • Winner faces Centerville (11-1) or Corrigan-Camden (12-0) in the 2A D-II Region III championship.

 

Playmakers

Waskom

  • RB Kevin Johnson, Jr., 5-9, 165 (96 carries, 1,477 yards, 22 TDs)
  • ATH June Bug Johnson, Jr., 5-8, 150 (102 carries, 1,228 yards, 17 TDs; 7 catches, 304 yards, 5 TDs; 9 of 14, 130 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs)
  • FB Dillon Benton, Jr., 5-9, 175 (93 carries, 1,068 yards, 15 TDs)
  • QB Trace Carter, Jr., 6-1, 170 (17 of 34, 466 yards, 6 TDs, 2 INTs; 115 carries, 813 yards, 12 TDs)
  • RB/LB Chandrin Amie, Soph., 5-10, 160 (16 carries, 236 yards, 2 TDs)
  • DL Justin Spurlin, Sr., 5-7, 160
  • WR Eric Stephens III (6 catches, 157 yards, 3 TDs)
  • LB Mike Reason, Soph., 5-8, 155
  • FB/DL Tony Ratcliff, Jr., 5-11, 185 (41 carries, 199 yards, 1 TD)

 

Crawford

  • RB/LB Braden Murphy, Jr., 5-10, 180 (138 carries, 1,612 yards, 21 TDs; 57 tackles, 2 sacks)
  • FB/DE Brody Jones, Sr., 5-10, 200 (137 carries, 1,157 yards, 20 TDs; 53 tackles, 7 for loss)
  • QB/S Wyatt Griffith, Soph., 5-10, 160 (37 of 63, 768 yards, 10 TDs, 5 INTs; 103 carries, 567 yards, 7 TDs; 24 tackles, 8 pass breakups)
  • WR/CB Cole Adamick, Sr., 5-10, 145 (24 catches, 502 yards, 8 TDs; 57 tackles, 7 INTs)
  • ILB Matt Brown, Sr., 5-11, 185 (94 tackles, 8 for loss, 2 INTs)
  • OLB Bo Pearson, Soph., 5-11, 165 (113 tackles)
  • DE Dillon Van Zandt, Sr., 5-11, 195 (70 tackles, 3 sacks)
  • S Hayden Winn, Sr., 5-11, 160 (55 tackles, 5 for loss, 1 INT)
  • DT Cole Pisarchik, Sr., 5-11, 210 (47 tackles)
  • OLB Tyler Smith, Sr., 6-3, 180 (40 tackles)

 

Just the facts
  • Waskom is 12-0 for the first time in school history.
  • Waskom averages 56.3 points per game and allows 19.7.
  • Crawford averages 45.3 points per game and allows 15.9.
  • Waskom averages 495.7 total yards per game: 446.0 rushing, 49.7 passing.
  • Crawford averages 423.5 total yards per game: 358.3 rushing, 65.2 passing.
  • Crawford yields 235.6 total yards per game: 127.3 rushing, 108.3 passing.
  • Waskom has scored at least 53 points 10 times in 12 games.
  • Crawford has scored at least 50 points four times in 12 games.
  • Waskom has held 7 of 12 opponents to 17 points or fewer.
  • Crawford has held 9 of 12 opponents to 16 points or fewer.
  • Crawford is 105-19 since 2004, when the Pirates went 16-0 and beat Troup in the 2A D-II state championship.
  • The four teams remaining in the 2A D-II Region III bracket -- Centerville, Corrigan-Camden, Crawford, and Waskom -- have a combined record of 47-1. Centerville is 11-1.
  • Waskom led 36-7 in the second quarter of last week's 53-37 second-round victory against Rosebud-Lott.
  • Rosebud-Lott is the only common opponent between Waskom and Crawford, which won 42-35 at Rosebud-Lott on Oct. 18.
  • Crawford has played four games decided by single digits, while Waskom has played one.

 

Waskom ATH June Bug Johnson. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Did you know? Crawford has played twice for the state championship. The Pirates went 16-0 in 2004 when they beat Troup 28-14 in the 2A D-II title game, but lost 36-13 to Thorndale in the 1994 1A state championship. ... Waskom had never won more than 10 games in a season until this year. ... Four Waskom players ran for at least 98 yards apiece in last week's 53-37 win vs. Rosebud-Lott: Trace Carter (125), June Bug Johnson (121), Kevin Johnson (102), and Dillon Benton (98). ... Crawford's Colton Adamick broke a 13-13 tie last week against Arp with a game-winning 96-yard punt return touchdown with 3:41 remaining.