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September 5, 2013

High School Football Week 1: Area previews




Rusk Eagles (0-1) at Crockett Bulldogs (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday, Monte Jack Driscoll Stadium

Coaches: Ted Patton, Rusk; Joe Kettler, Crockett

Last Week: Terrell 16, Rusk 6; Crockett 35, Lexington 34

Next Week: Eustace at Rusk; Crockett at Trinity Christian-Addison

Quick Take: The Eagles out gained the Tigers 243 to 191 total yards, put could not manage to score an offensive touchdown...Rusk's only points came on a 15-yard pic six by Jay Johnson that was the game's first score...Terrell held the Eagles four times on fourth down last week...Defensively, the Eagles performed well against the Tigers...Crockett's high-powered offense should put the Eagle defenders to the test...Look for improvement on the offensive side.


White Oak Roughnecks (1-0) at Bullard Panthers (1-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Panther Stadium

Coaches: Gerry Stanford, White Oak; Shannon Wilson, Bullard

Last Week: White Oak 39, Redwater 3; Bullard 21, Quitman 20

Next Week: Spring Hill at White Oak; Diboll at Bullard

Quick Take: William Baker and Brent Henderson stuffed a Quitman 2-point try inside the final minute to preserve the Panther win last week...With the 'Necks sniffing the Class 2A top 10, look for the Panthers to receive a tougher test this week...White Oak returns a a bevy of seniors off of a team that finished 9-3 in 2012...The 'Necks returned seven starters on each side of the ball...Connor Mebane answered the bell both offensively and on the defensive side last week...Mebane went 9-11,0 – 151 and 1 TD at QB...He also had seven tackles and an interception...Jared Alsobrook and Drake Daly led Bullard with nine tackles apiece a week ago...Hats off to the Panther defense for allowing just 36 yards passing last outing.


Troup Tigers (0-1) at West Rusk Raiders (0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Bruce Bradshaw Stadium, New London

Coaches: Dennis Alexander, Troup; John Frazier, West Rusk

Last Week: Quinlan-Ford 28, Troup 21; Harleton 36, West Rusk 25

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