Blooming Grove at Mildred
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Asby Field
RECORDS: Blooming Grove is 2-1, 0-0 in District 6-2A DII. Mildred is 2-1, 0-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB/LB Travis Whiteside, QB Tyler Morris, L Jose Camarillo, L Dustin Raxter. Mildred: RB/S Draylon Sterling, L Nic Stone, K/WR/LB Devin O’Sullivan, LB Dakota Callahan.
UPDATE: Last year’s meeting was expected to be a dog fight, but Mildred won 62-0, and led 35-0 at the half despite losing three first half fumbles … dating back to 1934, the series is tied, 21-21, but the Eagles have won eight in a row … the two teams’ four wins have come against teams with a combined record of 0-16 … the Lions have the No. 1 overall offense (448.3 ypg.) and No. 2 defense (215.3) in the Golden Circle. Mildred ranks fourth (364.7) and third (220.3), respectively ... Whiteside averages 10.2 yards per carry (25-256, 3 TDs) and leads the Lions in receiving (6-77) ... Mildred QB Will Burnham is the top passer in the area with 400 yards and 4 TDs on 21 of 38 passing. He has yet to throw an INT ... Sterling has 438 yards from scrimmage, and 9 offensive TDs ... Callahan leads the Eagles with 29 tackles.
— Raymond Linex II