Oak Cliff Life
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Asby Field
RECORDS: Dallas Oak Cliff Life is 2-6, 2-3 in District 6-2A DII. Mildred is 6-2, 4-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DB Gino Iglehart, L Nathaniel Reyes, LB Brandon Jackson, WR Justin Holden. Mildred: L Mario Villareal, L Keanu Fathal, WR/DB Tyler Morelock, L Clayton White.
UPDATE: Mildred won last year’s meeting, 72-0 ... Mildred rallied to edge Rice last week, 14-13, while Life routed Millsap, 51-28, to remain alive in the hunt for a playoff spot ... both of Life’s wins have come in district play ... the Lions are averaging 19.0 points per game, allowing a district-worst 38.0 ... Mildred had 10 penalties in last week’s narrow win over Rice, but managed to cause five turnovers ... after averaging 5.7 PATs per game through the first six weeks, Mildred K Devin O’Sullivan has had two in the last two games, but needs only five to own the state record ... Villareal leads all DL with 46 tackles, and is second on the team with six tackles for loss ... DL Nic Stone has 42 tackles, eight for loss and a team-high four sacks ... Mildred is averaging 38.9 ppg., allowing 18.6.
— Raymond Linex II
Itasca at Kerens
7:30 p.m. Friday
At A.G. Godley Field
RECORDS:Itasca is 0-8, 0-3 in District 6-1A DI. Kerens is 4-4, 2-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Itasca: QB Brandon Farquhar, WR Jack Daniels, RB Wayne Arrellano, LB Todd Willis. Kerens: RB/DB Zack Duncan, RB/LB DeQualon Bivins, WR/DB Jeremy Gould, K/WR/LB Jovani Coronado. Kerens won last year’s meeting, 35-14 ... Itasca lost last week, 48-8, to Dallas Gateway, while Kerens rode a big second-half surge to outpace Cross Roads, 55-26 ... Farquhar had 224 total yards against Frost this year, and another 206 vs. Wortham ... the Wampus Cats have played only two teams with winning records this year, and two have logged their only wins against Itasca: Gateway last week, and Rio Vista (52-8) ... Itasca averages 10.9 ppg., and allows 43.4 ... Duncan is tied for second on the team with four TDs and is one of five Bobcats with at least 100 yards rushing this season ... a win would set up a shot at forcing a three-way tie for the district title for Kerens, which faces Italy (4-4, 3-0) next week ... the Bobcats average 35.1 ppg., allow 32.6.
— Raymond Linex II
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Jaguar Field
RECORDS: Class 1A DII Dawson is 0-8, 0-2 in District 9-1A DII. Class 1A Hubbard is 7-1, 2-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:Dawson: OL/DL Jeremy Grant, RB Dalton Long, LB Josh Boatright, Preston Driggars. Hubbard: OL Chris Reid, RB/LB Jordan Green, WR/DB Gage Morris, TE/LB Ty Graves. UPDATE:Hubbard continued its march through District 9-1A with a 66-0 shutout over Wortham last week while Dawson suffered a 41-0 loss at Frost ... on paper, game appears to be a gross mismatch but the two teams, separated by just six miles of Highway 31, have always had an intense rivalry ... matchup features two squads at opposite ends of the scoring spectrum as Hubbard is averaging over 52 points per game while Dawson has scored 26 total points all season ... RB Dalton Long, a bright spot for the Bulldogs this season, picked up 131 yards rushing in the Dogs’ loss to Frost last week ... Jaguars were held to 210 yards of total offense at Wortham but defense and special teams responded with over 200 yards and three scores in punt and fumble returns ... Dawson doesn’t throw much but when QB Lane Dotson does air it out, he has capable receivers in Long, Ian Norwood, Jared Gray and Will Miller.
— Don A. Sims
Oak Cliff Life
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