Dawson at Kerens
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Bobcat Stadium
RECORDS: Class 1A Dawson 0-1, Class 1A-Kerens 0-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Kerens: QB Nate Betts, K Jovani Coronado, Tavion Hall WR, Trevor Stewart WR Dawson: WR Ian Norwood, QB Lane Dotson,WR Jared Gray, RB Dalton Long.
UPDATE: Dawson was downed by Cross Roads last week 46-13 ... Kerens was taken down by Edgewood by the score of 53-26 ... both teams will look to tighten up their defenses after allowing a total of 99 points and 972 yards from scrimmage between the two in week zero...Nate Betts will look to get things going again after rushing for 132-yards and 2 TD's last week...Dawson will look for help from the explosive Ian Norwood after Norwood returned a 74-yard kickoff for a TD ... Dawson had only 146 yards of total offense against Cross Roads ..The Bulldogs have a ne coach in Larry Prince nd a lot of hope to have a breakout season and they end a two-year losing streak while Kerens is trying to bounce back after a surprising loss in its opener. The Bobcats entered the season with high expectations and were disapointed after he opening night loss.
— Joey Snowden
Alba-Golden at Frost
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Parum Field
RECORDS: Class 2A Alba-Golden is 1-0. Class 1A Frost is 0-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Alba-Golden: OL Austin Kennedy, NG Gus Peacock, RB Edward Salinas, RB/LB Dalton Wright. Frost: LB/TE Colton Clayton, RB Kobe Hailey, OL/DL Alexis Lopez, OL Gabriel Suaste.
UPDATE: Last year, Frost scored two second-half touchdowns to beat Alba-Golden 29-16…Last week, Alba-Golden rolled past Cumby 32-18…the Panthers expect to run behind Kennedy (6’5, 265) with Salinas (5’6, 200, 4.8) and Wright (6’1, 220, 4.7)…The Polar Bears lost four of their 11 fumbles in last week’s 38-14 loss to Chico at Bedford’s Pennington Field…Two of the lost fumbles occurred inside the Polar Bears’ 5-yard line and led to Chico touchdowns…Hailey, a freshman, was a bright-spot with 117-yards rushing on 15 attempts as he played QB and RB…Hailey had a 74-yard touchdown run and another 80-yard touchdown run was nullified due to a penalty…Clayton led the defense with 6 tackles and a sack last week. He also caught the only Polar Bear pass in last week’s game – a two point conversion from Hailey.
— Don Lundsford