District 10-A, Division I

San Augustine Wolves (3-4, 2-0)

vs.

No. 8 West Sabine Tigers (6-0, 2-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
Tiger Stadium, Pineland

 

Coaches

  • San Augustine: Donald Hubbard
  • West Sabine: Tod Stark

 

Last week

 

Next week

  • San Augustine: at Alto
  • West Sabine: at Cushing

 

Playmakers

San Augustine

  • QB JaMikel Roberts, Jr., 6-0, 175 (84 of 139, 1,460 yards, 24 TDs, 2 INTs; 91 carries, 763 yards, 7 TDs)
  • WR Dez Randle, Sr., 6-2, 175 (35 catches, 768 yards, 13 TDs)
  • WR Jarvis Smith, Sr. (18 catches, 398 yards, 6 TDs)
  • RB/LB Jeremy Jenkins, Jr., 5-9, 190 (125 carries, 707 yards, 6 TDs)
  • WR JD Brown, Jr. (23 catches, 237 yards, 3 TDs)
  • OL Jarvis Payne, Sr., 6-2, 315
  • OL E.J. Barnes, Soph., 6-2, 270
  • OL Y'Venskie Rushing, Jr.

 

West Sabine

  • RB Nick Williams, Sr., 5-6, 165 (54 carries, 697 yards, 8 TDs; 8 catches, 104 yards, 1 TD)
  • QB ReShod WIlliams, Jr., 5-8, 170 (42 carries, 665 yards, 7 TDs)
  • RB/LB Hunter Cabral, Sr., 5-10, 180 (52 carries, 333 yards, 7 TDs)
  • ATH Garry Sturrock (15 carries, 238 yards, 2 TDs; 2 receiving TDs)
  • WR Joshua Duffey (11 catches, 315 yards, 6 TDs)
  • OL Jeremy Williams, Sr.
  • OL Dustin Bragg, Sr.
  • OL Dakota Dew, Sr.
Note: West Sabine stats courtesy the Beaumont Enterprise

 

Just the facts

  • San Augustine is averaging 36.7 points and 441 yards per game.
  • The Wolves have run 384 plays from scrimmage and average eight yards per snap.
  • After averaging 27.6 points during a 1-4 non-district campaign, San Augustine is averaging 59.5 points in its two district games.
  • The combined record of San Augustine's seven opponents -- Tyler Grace, Deweyville, Garrison, Hemphill, Tenaha, Grapeland and Shelbyville -- is 30-19.
  • West Sabine's offense is averaging 51.5 points per game, while the defense is yielding just 10 points a game.
  • The Tigers were held to a season-low 28 points in last week's win over Alto.
  • West Sabine is 43-29 in head coach Tod Stark's six-plus seasons at the helm.
  • The combined record of West Sabine's six opponents -- Beaumont Kelly Catholic, Hemphill, West Hardin, Burkeville, Shelbyville and Alto -- is 10-31.

 

San Augustine QB JaMikel Roberts. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Key matchup: San Augustine passing game vs. West Sabine secondary. To say San Augustine aired it out last week would be an understatement. Junior quarterback JaMikel Roberts completed 13 passes for 355 yards and six touchdowns in last week's shootout victory over Shelbyville. The scoring passes covered 41, 42, 38, 32, 27 and 37 yards. The Wolves had great success on the ground last week, rushing for 241 yards for a grand total of 596 yards and an average of 10.3 yards per snap. Roberts came into Friday's game averaging 15.6 yards a completion, but exposed an overmatched Shelbyville secondary for 27.3 yards per completion.

San Augustine WR Dez Randle. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Roberts has had solid production all season long from his receiving corps, especially senior Dez Randle, who's caught 13 touchdowns and averages 21.9 yards per catch. In last week's game, Randle had six catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns, while fellow receiver Jarvis Smith hauled in four receptions for 123 yards and three scores. The duo accounted for all but three of San Augustine's catches, but JD Brown is another receiver capable of burning opposing secondaries down the field.

West Sabine's defense, which limited a talented Alto offense to just 10 points and 142 total yards of offense, has another challenge ahead of it Friday night against an explosive San Augustine unit. Forcing turnovers could be a key. However, Roberts has only thrown two interceptions in 139 attempts. The problem last week for Shelbyville was its inability to stop San Augustine either on the ground or through the air. If West Sabine can take one phase of the game away from the Wolves, the Tigers defense could be in good shape.

West Sabine QB ReShod Williams. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Don't be surprised if: San Augustine's big plays are cut down by a sizable margin this week. West Sabine's defense has allowed just 60 points all season and the Tigers have done it by not allowing opponents to hit them with big plays down the field. San Augustine could be the best offense they've faced this season, so don't expect the Wolves to be completely shut down. But what West Sabine's defense did last week to Alto's playmaking duo of quarterback Zac Sturns and running back Jacolby Whitaker was impressive to say the least. A big key will be how much West Sabine's run-heavy attack highlighted by quarterback ReShod Williams and running back Nick Williams can sustain drives and limit touches for the San Augustine offense.