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September 26, 2013

H. S. Football: Area previews Week 4

Rusk, Troup to celebrate homecoming on Friday


Brownsboro Bears (2-2) at Rusk Eagles (1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium

Head Coaches: Jason Hooker, Brownsboro; Ted Patton, Rusk

Last Week: Brownsboro 42, Wills Point 6; Athens 49, Rusk 0

Next Week: Mabank at Brownsboro; Rusk at Carthage

Quick Take: The Eagles have been on a roller coaster ride the past two weeks after shutting out Eustace 21-0 two weeks ago and then being crushed by Athens in their last outing...The Bears come in on a two-game win streak, having polished off Westwood and Wills Point by a combined score of 76-13...With road games at No. 1 Carthage next week and then a trip to Fairfield to open district play, the Red and Black need a win in the worst way this week against what seems to be a good Brownsboro team.


Huntington Red Devils (1-2) at Troup Tigers (3-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium

Head Coaches: Ryan Soderquist, Huntington; Dennis Alexander, Troup

Last Week: Bullard at Huntington was canceled due to poor field conditions. Troup 28, Arp 14

Next Week: Huntington at Madisonville; Troup is idle.

Quick Take: The Tigers will be looking to put smiles on the faces of the homecoming crowd that will be on hand for this one...Coach Alexander said that despite his club's 3-1 record, it hasn't been an all-smiles kind of season in his estimation. “We have been playing just well enough to win, but if we don't get some things fixed this week and in the off week, we could struggle once we get into district, where the teams will be a lot tougher,” Alexander said...Look for the Red Devils to be rusty having been inactive last week due to torrential rain that hit the region on Friday...Huntington's only win (20-18) came vs. a winless Talkington club in Zero Week...Troup opens conference play on Oct. 11 by visiting Jefferson.

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