at Dallas Gateway
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Bulldog Stadium
RECORDS: Kerens is 2-4, 0-1 in District 6-1A DI. Dallas Gateway is 0-6, 0-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB/WR Nate Betts, WR/DB Brett Anderson, L Dadeion Tolliver, L Bryer Duke. Dallas Gateway: L Javan Toney, LB Mark Garcia, WR Michael Jimmerson, L Avery Harris.
UPDATE: Kerens is coming off a 45-24 loss to undefeated Cayuga, while winless Gateway lost to Cross Roads, 36-16 ... the Gators would have to go undefeated the rest of the way to match last year’s win total ... this is a must-win of sorts for the Bobcats if they want to keep pace with Cayuga and Italy ... Kerens ranks second in district, averaging 28.0 ppg., third in defense at 33.8 ... Gateway is last in defense at 42.7 ppg., but its 16.7 ppg. scoring are 3.6 points better than Itasca ... dual-threat Betts has 1,306 total yards (712 rushing) and 17 TDs (10 rushing) ... Anderson hauled in four of Betts’ five receptions last week for 96 yards (TD), and has 17 catches for 346 yards and 3 TDs this season ... senior Rayvon Faulk is averaging 6.3 yards per carry (44-278, TD) for the Bobcats.
— Raymond Linex II
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Joe Parum Field
RECORDS:Class 1A Wortham is 3-4, 0-1 in Dist. 9-1A DII. Class 1A Frost is 3-4, 0-1 in Dist. 9-1A DII.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Wortham: QB Witty Busby, C/DE Blake Hutson, OL/NT Steve Hutson, OL Skylar Jordan. Frost: OL/LB Colton Clayton, WR/DB Mason Ferguson, RB/DB Robert Worley, DL Angel Suaste.
UPDATE: Both teams opened district play with defeats last week ... Wortham lost at home to Meridian 20-15, and Hubbard won its homecoming game by defeating Frost 64-0 … both teams lost to Chico and beat Itasca in non-district play … both teams have not won since defeating Itasca’s Wampus Cats ... Frost won a Week 3 road game 49-20, and Wortham won in Week 4, beating Itasca 27-24 … Bulldog QB Witty Busby is a duel running/passing threat ....wideouts Daniel Trantham and Kenneth Freeman are averaging more than 10 yards per catch … Frost’s Robert Worley leads the Polar Bears rushing attack with 637 yards and 7 touchdowns (7.6 yards per carry) ... Frost also has thrown two touchdown passes, snatched 5 passes for 41 yards, and has had three interceptions as a DB … of Clayton’s 43 tackles, 14 have been for a loss.