Bullard Panthers (6-1, 4-1) at Henderson Lions (4-3, 3-2)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Lions Stadium in Henderson
Head Coaches — Shannon Wilson, Bullard; Dickey Meeks, Henderson
Last Week — Bullard defeated Chapel Hill, 42-41 (OT); Henderson defeated Spring Hill, 42-14
Next Week — Gilmer at Bullard; Henderson at Kilgore
Quick Facts: The loser of this game will have major difficulty in earning one of the three playoff spots out of District 16-3A...The Lions are 0-2 at Lions Stadium this year...Henderson has also defeated Chapel Hill (24-6) this season...Holden Bryant intercepted Chapel Hill's 2-point try in OT to preserve the Panther triumph last week.
White Oak Roughnecks (5-2, 4-1) at Troup Tigers (7-0, 2-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium in Troup
Head Coaches — Gerry Stanford, White Oak; Dennis Alexander, Troup
Last Week — White Oak defeated Harmony, 34-0; Troup defeated Tatum, 14-10
Next Week — Sabine at White Oak; Harmony at Troup
Quick Facts: Troup trailed 10-0 going into the final period last week...White Oak can not be overlooked as the Roughnecks are probably Troup's last real regular-season test...Troup is ranked No. 9 in this week’s AP Class 2A poll.
Brook Hill (5-2, 3-1) at Parish Episcopal (6-1, 3-1)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Gene and Jerry Jones Family Stadium in Dallas
Head Coaches — Terry Pirtle, Brook Hill; Scott Nady, Parish Episcopal
Last Week — Dallas Christian defeated Brook Hill, 38-0; Parish Episcopal defeated Dallas Shelton, 44-0
Next Week — Grace Community at Brook Hill; Dallas Shelton at Parish Episcopal
Quick Facts: PE's only loss came at the hands of Dallas Christian (42-35)...The Panther defense has pitched back-to-back shutouts and has three this year...PE's offense averages just south of 44 points a game, which is tops in TAPPS Division II, District 2...At least three teams will make the playoffs out of each district, with the Guard entering the game tied with the Panthers for second.
Grapeland Sandies (2-5, 1-1) at Alto Yellowjackets (6-1, 4-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday at Yellowjacket Stadium in Alto
Head Coaches — Jerry Richards, Grapeland; Keith Gardner, Alto
Last Week — Grapeland defeated Shelbyville, 19-2; Alto defeated West Sabine, 40-26
Next Week — Grapeland at Shelbyville; Alto at San Augustine
Quick Facts: This one has “Trap Game” scribbled all over it for the Mean Sting, who are coming off an impressive win last week and have a tough San Augustine team to face next week...Alto moved up to No. 8 in this week's AP Class A poll...The 'jacket offense has scored 101 points in the past two weeks.
Area football roundup: Troup fights to stay perfect while Bullard, Brook Hill battle to stay alive in playoff picture
Bullard Panthers (6-1, 4-1) at Henderson Lions (4-3, 3-2)
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16-4A All-District football team: Two Indians selected for First Team honors
Here's a look at the 2013 16-4A All-District football team, as selected by a vote of the league's head coaches.
Brook Hill knocks off Bullard 43-34 to win town bragging rights
In a low scoring affair, Brook Hill hopped out to a 23-13 halftime lead over cross town rival Bullard and then made the advantage stand as the Guard (5-1) put away the Panthers, 43-34, Saturday on the final day of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic, which was hosted by Brook Hill.
The Guard moved to 5-1 with the victory, while the Panthers slipped to 5-2 on the year.
McCown has career game as Bears drub Dallas, 45-28
As a young boy growing up in Jacksonville Josh McCown followed the Dallas Cowboys, just as many East Texas youth have done for decades.
On Monday night the Dallas Cowboys had the opportunity to check out McCown, who was making his fifth-consecutive start as quarterback of the Chicago Bears.
And what the Cowboys saw from the 34-year-old McCown could have very easily had a nauseating effect on them.
Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars close semester with win at Bossier
On a unseasonably cold December Saturday in Bossier City, the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars warmed things up inside the Health and Physical Education Complex at Bossier Parish Community College by roasting the Lady Cavaliers, 71-56, giving head coach Leasa Ailshie her first-career Texas Eastern Conference victory.
McCown and Bears to collide with Cowboys on Monday Night Football
Jacksonville's Josh McCown will be leading the Chicago Bears into a Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN) meeting against the Dallas Cowboys this evening.
The game will take place at what promises to be a frigid Soldier Field in Chicago. Temperature at kick off is predicted to be about 17 degrees with a west wind of nearly 20 miles per hour howling through the facility as well.
Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl: Rusk's Bennett runs for 117 yds. in TJC win
Former Rusk High School standout Chaston Bennett showed glimpses of his old self as he led Tyler Junior College in rushing and to a 47-21 win over Garden City (Kan.) Sunday afternoon in the Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl, played in Pittsburg, Kan.
Region XIV Men's Hoops: Tyler rallies in final half to clip Jacksonville 73-70
Tyler Junior College rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 73-70, in a Region XIV contest that took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars (4-8, 0-3 Region XIV) led 35-31 at halftime, but TJC took the lead for good at the 15:24 mark of the second half when Todd Eaglin drained an uncontested trey from straight away that made the score 42-39 in favor of the Apaches (8-2, 2-1).
BH-Tommy Young Classic: Bullard downs Troup; Guard upset by Grace
Day 2 of of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic at Brook Hill Friday produced a pair of entertaining contests.
Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
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