Wills Point will play a de facto District 6-4A Division II championship game Friday at Dallas Lincoln.

Would the team be in this position without senior linebacker Sloan Rodberg? The Tigers certainly wouldn't chance it.

East Texas' second-leading tackler ahead of Week 9 had a monster game last week against Emory Rains. He recorded a region-best 21 tackles and had three of the team's five takeaways in a two-possession, 21-7 victory.

For his effort, Rodberg is the ETSN.fm + Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.

Wills Points' win elevated the team a 4-4 record and to the .500 mark for the first time this season. More importantly, the Tigers now have a 3-0 league mark and officially clinched a berth into the Class 4A Division II state playoffs.

There's still a lot left on the table through the final two weeks of the regular season.

If the Tigers beat Lincoln, they will win at least a majority share of the league title. Their district schedule concludes at home Nov. 4 against a Ferris team still looking for its first conference win.

Rodberg recorded two forced fumbles against Rains as well as an interception. He fell on one of the fumbles and the other rolled out of the end zone for a touchback.

Additionally, according to head coach Greg Cranfill, Rodberg graded out at 96 percent on offense as an H-back and recorded five pancake blocks.

Wills Point needs Rodberg to be at his best again this week with the district title on the line.

ETSN.fm/Dairy Queen Defensive Players of the Week