at Grand Saline
7:30 p.m. Friday
RECORDS: Records: Class 2A-Grand Saline 0-3, Class 1A-Kerens 1-2
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: WR/DB Dontarius Bryant , OL//DL Brian Brumbelow, OL/LB Daedion Tolliver. Grand Saline: QB/DB Austen Truett, FB/LB Jake Bennett, LB/OL Cody Mercer.
UPDATE: The Kerens Bobcats will go on the road once again this week after the loss at the hands of the Malakoff Tigers last week 40-8 in the 75th renewal of the Trinity River Rivalry ... Kerens will look to regroup and pick up a win against the 0-3 Grand Saline Indians ... Grand Saline was hammered last week by 3-0 Edgewood, 45-0 ... If ever two teams needed each other, then it's this week ... Nate Betts leads all Bobcats with 298 yards on the ground and 4 TD's .... Kerens will look to get its defense going as well after allowing 108 points through the first three games ... Edgewood will be led by QB Austen Truett and FB Jake Bennett ... each has scored once on the ground this season ... Grand Saline has scored only 23 points this season and has given up 111 points.
— Joey Snowden
Frost at Itasca
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Patton Field
RECORDS:Class 1A Frost is 2-1. Class 1A Itasca is 0-3.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Frost: DB/K Alex Cruz, OL/DL Colton McGill, DB Justin Patton, RB/DB Robert Worley. Itasca: RB/LB Khumbu Bailey, LB Cole Coleman, QB Brandon Farquhar, RB/DB Tamarcus Sheppard, LB Todd Willis.
UPDATE: Last week the Polar Bears beat Dallas Gateway 42-12 … McGill and his fellow offensive lineman opened the holes that allowed Worley to rush for 130 yards and RB Woody Woods for 117 yards ... freshman RB with Kobe Hailey chipped in 70 yards rushing and two touchdown receptions for 53 yards … Frost has a lot of balance in the backfield ... Hailey has rushed for 193 yards this season, Worley has gained 179 yards and Woods 106 ... Patton, Worley, and Hailey had interceptions last week while Cruz had two pass break-ups … Frost beat Itasca 39-14 last year … Itasca fell to Meridian last week 24-21… the Wampus Cats have been outscored by an average of 29 points a game through three games … Farquhar is a third-year starter under center and Willis was All-District last season.
— Dan Lunsford