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October 17, 2013

High School Football: Area Roundup Week 7



Palestine Wildcats (4-2, 0-0) at Rusk Eagles (2-5, 0-1)

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

Head Coaches: Lance Angel, Palestine; Ted Patton, Rusk

Last Week: Palestine 32, Pittsburg 0; Fairfield 61, Rusk 0

Next Week: Groesbeck at Palestine; Rusk is idle.

Quick Take — Rusk has been outscored 105-7 the past two games in losses to state-ranked Carthage and Fairfield...The Eagles should benefit from being back home this week where they are 2-1 this season...The Wildcats have lost two of their last three games and are 1-2 away from home this year...Rusk will have to figure out a way to slow down a Wildcat offense that is averaging 33.8 points a game.


Bullard Panthers (3-2, 1-1) at Chapel Hill Bulldogs (4-3, 2-1)

7:30 p.m.Friday at Bulldog Stadium in New Chapel Hill

Head Coaches: Shannon Wilson, Bullard; Thomas Sitton, Chapel Hill

Last Week: Bullard 21, Gladewater 14; Chapel Hill 49, Spring Hill 14

Next Week: Henderson at Bullard; Chapel Hill at Kilgore

Quick Take — A Panther win would be a colossal move towards a playoff berth...Bulldog defense has allowed 36.6 points per game this fall...Bullard defense should be challenged by Chapel Hill QB Andrew Black (105-190-10 — 1,362 and 13 TDs)...Black has also rushed for over 550 yards this year...With Kilgore on deck for next week, the Bulldogs must avoid looking ahead.


Tatum Eagles (6-0, 1-0) at Troup Tigers (5-1, 1-0)

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

Head Coaches: Andy Evans,Tatum; Dennis Alexander, Troup

Last Week: Tatum 42, White Oak 21; Troup 41, Jefferson 9

Next Week: Sabine at Tatum; Troup at White Oak

Quick Take — Troup QB Blake Lynch is questionable for this game after receiving a head injury last week...Tatum defense has given up a paltry 34 points this year...The Eagles will bring a No. 4 ranking into play Friday...Tatum's non-district opponents are a combined 9-24 this season...Tatum's Klifton Willis has 10 INTs in five game...The Eagles will probably be looking for revenge in this one as Troup downed Tatum 14-10 last year.

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