Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 17, 2013

High School Football: Area Roundup Week 7

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



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.


Brook Hill Guard (4-2, 3-0) at Dallas Christian Chargers (6-0, 3-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Dallas Christian Stadium in Mesquite.

Head Coaches: Bobby Brasher, Brook Hill; Mike Wheeler, Dallas Christian

Last Week: Brook Hill 47, Trinity Christian-CH 27; Dallas Christian 49, Prince of Peace 0

Next Week: Parish Episcopal at Brook Hill; Dallas Christian at Dallas Shelton

Quick Take — The Chargers' defenders have pitched shutouts in each of the past two weeks...Dallas Christian defense has allowed only 40 points all season (six in the past three games)...Dallas Christian has 14 seniors on its roster compared to the Guard's two...Brook Hill's Edmund Briggs has 10 tackles for loss this season...This is a key TAPPS II-2A matchup that should go along way in determining the loop's champion.


West Sabine Tigers (5-0, 1-0) at Alto Yellowjackets (4-2, 1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Yellowjacket Stadium in Alto

Head Coaches: Tod Stark,West Sabine; Paul Gould, Alto

Last Week: West Sabine 52, Shelbyville 20; Alto 40, Cushing 0

Next Week: San Augustine at West Sabine; Alto at Grapeland

Quick Take — Tigers loaded with experience with 17 starters back off of last year's 9-3 club...West Sabine is ranked No. 8 in the latest Class A poll...Tigers have scored 65 or more points three times this fall...Alto RB Jacolby Whitaker has rushed 88 times for 781 yards and 11 TDs in '13.