Corsicana — — Mike Phillips
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Yellow Jacket Field
RECORDS: Class 1A DII Hubbard is 8-1, 3-0 in District 9-1A DII. Class 1A Meridian is 5-4, 3-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Hubbard: RB Trey Henderson, OL Kenyon Mathis, LB Jordan Johnson, WR Casen Martin. Meridian: RB Jacob Butler, RB Blaine Glass, LB Chad Crawford, WR Jarett Carpenter.
UPDATE: It’s the regular season ending game is for District 9-1A DII title with both squads already qualifying for postseason play ... most expected the Jaguars to repeat as district champs but few predicted the Yellow Jackets would be playing for title in the 10th game ... Hubbard won its seventh straight with a 77-0 shutout of Dawson last week ... Meridian picked up its fourth victory in a row with a 21-14 win at Frost last week after a 1-4 start ... Hubbard senior QB Casen Martin returned to field as wide receiver last week after missing previous five games with injury, adding to deep receiving corps for Jags ... Yellow Jackets rushed for 300 yards last week with Jacob Butler pickup up 133 on 27 carries ... Hubbard defense has pitched shutouts in all three district contests ... Meridian relies almost entirely on its ground attack on offense as it attempted just three passes in win at Frost .
— Don A. Sims
Wortham at Dawson
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Ed Mitchell Field
RECORDS: Class 1A Wortham is 3-6, 0-3 in District 9-1A DII. Class 1A Dawson is 0-9, 0-3 in District 9-1A DII.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:Wortham: QB Witty Busby, RB Dalton Dunnahoe, RB Angus Worchester, Kenneth Freeman. Dawson: WR/DB Connor McEntire, RB/DB Ian Norwood, OL/DL Cody Zellmer, RB/DB Dalton Long.
UPDATE: After coming off of a tough loss against neighboring rival Hubbard, Dawson will be looking for a strong performance against rested Wortham … both teams played their last game against Hubbard but neither were very successful … they combined to gain 100 total yards and lost 5 fumbles on a night where both offenses were basically nonexistent … the main threats for both teams, QB Witty Busby for Wortham and RB Dalton Long for Dawson, were shut down … whichever one of those players does the best will more than likely lead their team on to victory on Friday … both teams have had similar performances against their opponents ... the fact that neither team is going to the playoffs adds even more importance to the regular season finale, espespecially for Dawson, which is trying to break a three-year losing streak.
— Luke Dotson
Millsap at Blooming Grove
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Lion Field
RECORDS:Class 2A Blooming Grove is 5-4 and 3-3 in District 6-2A DII. Millsap is 2-7 and 1-5.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Blooming Grove: QB Tyler Ellis, DL Keller Southard, RB Brandon Hays, WR Dalton Blake. Millsap: RB Timothy Newberry, RB/LB Dylan Burton, OL/DL Tre Newby, QB Michael Rogers.
UPDATE: The Lions bounced back last week after losing to to Tolar 50-10 with a 56-15 win over Rio Vista to clinch a playoff berth ... Millsap is not only coming off a 47-4 loss to unbeaten Scurry-Rosser, but the Bulldogs have given up 98 points in their last two games in one-sided losses to Dallas Life Oak and S-C ... Millsap has lost four in a row and has given up 303 points this season ... Blooming Grove needed to in last week and scored 35 unanswered points after Rio Vista scored to open the game ... The Lions have used a three-headed attack that averages seven yards a pop .. Travis Whiteside has rushed for 610 yards and has a 7.63 average ... Tyler Morris has run for 867 yards and has a 7.17 average, and Ellis has rushed for 564 yards and a
6.27 yards average ... Whiteside and Morris both scored two TDs last week ... and Ellis threw for two TDs.
— Mike Phillips