Region II- 2A DII
Blooming Grove vs. Jacksboro
7:30 p.m. Friday,
KAND 1340 AM
At Desoto’s Eagle Stadium
RECORDS: Blooming Grove is 6-4. Jacksoboro is 8-2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove: QB/K Tyler Ellis, RB Travis Whiteside, RB Tyler Morris, WR Brandon Hays. Jacksoboro: QB Kirk Welson, WE David Stretcher, DE Garrett Johnson, RB Chris Thompson.
UPDATE: The Lions lost to Jacksboro 28-13 in the bi-district game last year and both teams bring back a lot of players from that game ... Jacksboro has won eight in a row and went 5-0 to win the district title, outscoring opponents 30-9-109 during the eight-game winning streak ...Blooming Grove may have an edge if the game comes down to kicking because Ellis is 5-for-5 on field goal attempts this year, including a 40-yarder ... the Lions have a three-headed rushing monster in Morris (1,015 yards), Whiteside (729 yards) and Ellis (611 yards) and Ellis has thrown for 860 yards and 10 TDs ... Hays has 17 for 243 yards (14.29 average) and 6 TDs.
— Mike Phillips