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November 1, 2012

Area football roundup: Eagles, Panthers and Guard fight to stay alive

JACKSONVILLE —

Groesbeck Goats (5-4, 1-2) at Rusk Eagles (4-4, 0-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium in Rusk

Coaches — Kodi Crane, Groesbeck; Ted Patton, Rusk

Last Week — Palestine defeated Groesbeck, 30-23; Rusk had an open date.

Next Week — Groesbeck has an open date. Rusk at Mexia.

Playoff Implications: Rusk needs wins this week and next to qualify. A Goat win Friday would give Groesbeck the third, and final, post-season berth out of District 19-3A.

Gilmer Buckeyes (7-1, 4-0) at Bullard Panthers (6-2, 2-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Panther Stadium in Bullard

Coaches — Jeff Traylor, Gilmer; Shannon Wilson, Bullard

Last Week — Gilmer defeated Spring Hill, 59-10; Henderson defeated Bullard, 24-14

Next Week — Kilgore at Gilmer; Bullard at Spring Hill

Playoff Implications: Bullard must win its last two games to get back into the hunt in District 16-3A.  

Harmony Eagles (5-3, 1-2) at Troup Tigers (7-1, 3-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium in Troup

Coaches — Timothy Russell, Harmony; Dennis Alexander, Troup

Last Week — Jefferson defeated Harmony, 36-22; White Oak defeated Troup, 38-28

Next Week — Tatum at Harmony; Troup at Sabine

Playoff Implications:— Harmony is fighting to stay alive in the District 9-2A-I race, while Troup, Tatum and Jefferson continue to slug it out for first-place bragging rights.

Grace Community Cougars (7-1, 4-1) at Brook Hill Guard (5-2, 3-2)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Herrington Stadium in Bullard

Coaches — Mike Maddox; Grace Community, Terry Pirtle, Brook Hill

Last Week — Grace defeated Prince of Peace, 60-24; Parish Episcopal defeated Brook Hill, 36-12

Next Week — Parish Episcopal at Grace; Brook Hill at Prince of Peace

Playoff Implications:— A win by the Guard would give Brook Hill third, going into the last week of the regular season, as they would have the head-to-head over the Cougars...A Brook Hill loss would give Grace third outright, with Brook Hill's most viable option into the state playoffs coming via a Wild Card berth.

Alto Yellowjackets (7-1, 5-0) at San Augustine Wolf Pack (6-2, 4-1)

7:30 p.m./ Friday Wolf Stadium in San Augustine

Coaches — Keith Gardner, Alto; Donald Hubbard, San Augustine

Last Week — Alto defeated Grapeland, 36-12; San Augustine defeated West Sabine, 20-8

Next Week — Shelbyville at Alto; San Augustine at Cushing

Playoff Implications: 'Jackets vs. Wolf Pack should decide the District 10-A-I championship, as both teams will be heavy favorites next week in their respective games...Both clubs have clinched playoff spots.

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