Prep Football: Week 5 final analysis

Jacksonville quarterback Patrick Clater (12) gets ready to release a pass during Friday's game against Nacogdoches. Clater passed for 137 yards (12-33-1) and threw one touchdown pass. The Dragons turned back the Tribe 49-14. Zalatiel Antonio (58) is seen providing protection for Clater.


Nacogdoches 49, Jacksonville 14

Henderson 38 Rusk 32

Athens 42, Bullard 35

Grand Saline 29, Troup 26

Alto 40, Corrigan-Camden 15

Brook Hill 49, FM Coram Deo 0


Jacksonville Indians (1-3, 0-1) — Offensively, the Indians were not firing on all cylinders in Friday's loss to Nacogdoches. The 14 points scored was the second fewest points that the Tribe have mustered up in a game this season. Jacksonville averaged 3.2 yards per carry on the ground, while the Dragons averaged 6.8 yards per tote. The Dragon defense limited Chris Carpenter to five catches for 55 yards and no touchdowns. Jaylon Freeney didn't have a catch in the game, but Tyress Gipson made four grabs for 44 yards. Dragons had 457 yards of total offense to the Tribe's 219.


Rusk Eagles (0-5) — The Eagles battled the 4-1 Lions of Henderson tooth and nail the entire evening, it what was a much improved effort for Rusk. Eagle quarterback Jaylon Hall passed for 273 yards and a touchdown and ran for 91 yards and a score.


Bullard Panthers (1-4) — Athens used a 23-yard touchdown strike in the final frame to get past Bullard, 42-35, at Bruce Field in Athens. Bullard actually led for most of the game. Tristen Shewmake carried 18 times for 160 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers. He also passed for 85 yards and two scores. Landon Wheeler had a 91-yard kickoff return for touchdown in the first quarter for the Panthers. The Hornets had 471 total yards to the Panthers' 326.


Troup Tigers (1-3, 0-1) — Troup got behind early and nearly came back to best the Indians. Tiger quarterback Jordan Elliott posted some nifty numbers. He went 18-27 — 260 (two touchdowns, one interception) through the air and rushed for 86 yards on 12 scampers. Elliott ran for one touchdown. Jaden Lewis caught seven passes for 161 yards and one touchdown to led Troup in the receiving department. Max Hale (9) and Anthony Salgado (8) were the top tacklers for the Tigers.


Alto Yellowjackets (5-0) — For the first time since 2015 the Yellowjackets have won their first five games of the season. Vi'Dareous High carried 15 times for 141 yards while Aaron Skinner carried 10 times for 75 yards and one score. Quarterback Harmon West completed 10-of-23 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns. The Mean Sting have a bye this week.


Brook Hill Guard (3-1) — The Guard defense pitched its first shutout of the year in clobbering Coram Deo Academy, who fell to 1-3, in a game that was played in the Metroplex. Brook Hill visits Willow Park-Trinity Christian this week. Trinity Christian is 0-5 this season and the Eagles have scored just eight points all year.

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