As expected, unbeaten Tenaha rolled over Meridian last week in its Class 2A Division II area around playoff contest.

The Tigers got the game-winning score less than three minutes into the meeting and went on to score 10 more times in their 76-0 victory.

It might have been a closer game, however, without junior cornerback Cody Foshee. He recorded three interceptions, tying for the single best game among all East Texas defenders in terms of takeaways this season.

Foshee is the + Dairy Queen Defensive Player of the Week.

Tenaha's corner joined Whitehouse defensive back Javier Neal and Linden-Kildare cornerback Ja'kevian Rose in a three-person tie for second place in interceptions this season. All three players have seven interceptions, but Foshee has at least one game in hand to break the tie.

Neal and Rose earned their seven interceptions before the regular season ended, and their seasons are now over.

Van safety Cooper Bledsoe leads local defenders with eight picks. He earned his eighth last week in a Class 4A Division I area round playoff win against Mineral Wells.

Tenaha enters this week's 2A Division II, Region III semifinal round playoff game as a favorite against Iola. That being said, Iola will bring an offense averaging 30.4 points per game to the 1 p.m. contest Friday at Merrill Green Stadium in Bryan.

If the Tigers do advance, they will most likely play Bremond for the Region III championship and right to move into the state semifinals. Bremond has not lost a single game since Tenaha eliminated it from the playoffs in 2013. Queen Defensive Players of the Week