Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 25, 2012

Area football roundup: Troup fights to stay perfect while Bullard, Brook Hill battle to stay alive in playoff picture

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — 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.