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October 23, 2013

High School Football: Area Roundup Week 8




Alto Yellowjackets (4-3, 1-1) at Grapeland Sandies (2-5, 1-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Sandies Stadium in Grapeland

Head Coaches: Paul Gould, Alto; Shawn Brown, Grapeland

Last Week: West Sabine 28, Alto 10; Grapeland 14, Cushing 6

Next Week: San Augustine at Alto; Shelbyville at Grapeland

Quick Take — Alto's Dynamic Duo of Jacolby Whitaker and Zac Sturns were both held to under 100 yards rushing in last week's loss to state-ranked West Sabine...Look for both to bounce back in a big way this week against a Sandie defense that has been allowing 40 points a game...If the Mean Sting can limit costly penalties and turnovers they should be able to collect the “W” fairly easy.


Dallas Parish Episcopal Panthers (4-3, 3-1) at Brook Hill Guard (4-3, 1-1)

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

Head Coaches: Scott Nady, Parish Episcopal; Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill

Last Week: Parish Episcopal 51, Dallas Shelton 7; Dallas Christian 34, Brook Hill 12

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

Quick Take — Both teams have a glut of underclassmen this year, but have been playing well in district...Both schools have loop wins over Shelton Trinity Christian, and TK Gorman and losses against Dallas Christian...Game should factor heavily into playoff seeding from TAPPS Div. II-Dist. 2...The Panthers have been averaging seven points a game more than the Guardsmen...Brook Hill was held to just 162 total yards last week in the loss to Dallas Christian...If the Guard can get the passing game going this week good things can happen...This one should be worth the price of admission.



Note: The Rusk Eagles have an open date this week.

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