at Rio Vista
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Eagle Field
RECORDS: Class 1A DII Hubbard (1-1). Class 2A DII Rio Vista (1-1).
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Hubbard: OL Austin Englehardt, WR Nick Johnson, LB Tré Knight, DL Bryan Walker. Rio Vista: QB Nick Russell, RB Jordan Ward, TE/LB Chase Hailey, OL/DL Jacob Waits.
UPDATE: Hubbard suffered its first setback of the season last week in a 36-35 OT loss at Bosqueville ... Rio Vista also lost for the first time in 2013 by dropping a 41-14 decision to Class 1A Hico ... the Jags rolled up over 350 yards of total offense against Bosqueville but were hindered by three turnovers and 10 penalties ... in Hubbard’s loss, Jags’ QB Casen Martin threw for two scores, ran for another and intercepted two passes on defense ... Rio Vista opened the season with 54-8 win over Itasca while Hubbard rolled over Rice 58-6 in its opener ... in two games this season, Russell has rushed for 222 yards and passed for 196 for the Eagles ... last season Hubbard pounded Rio Vista 36-0 at home ... Jaguars hope to have three key starters back this week after RB Logan McClinton, OL Chris Reid and TE Hudson Alderman missed last week’s contest due to injuries.
-- Don Sims
7:30 p.m. Friday
At Bulldog Stadium
RECORDS: Class 1A Cayuga is 2-0. Class 1A Wortham is 1-1.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cayuga: RB/DB Keshawn Jackson, WR/DB Cota Wilburn, WR/DB Payton Wallace, RB/LB John Venable. Wortham: WR/LB Jordan Lansford, WR/DB Daniel Trantham, WR/LB Ethan McCoslin, WR/DB Jonathon Hughes.
UPDATE: Cayuga has outscored its opponents 125–26 this season … dominating last week’s match up against Mt. Enterprise, 63-12 ... the Wildcats had four players to score a total of nine touchdowns … Jackson rushed for 53 yards and five touchdowns ... Wilburn scored twice, rushing for 108 yards ... Wortham was held to 77 yards of offense, while being blanked by Chico 39-0 last week … Witty Busby, completed only 5 of 21 passes for 44 yards and threw two interceptions … Wortham used five different rushers to try and get things rolling but was held to 33 yards on the ground … the Bulldog defense gave up five TDs, but had some shining moments ... the Bulldogs blocked a PAT, stopped a two-point conversion and had three stops in the red zone ... Cayuga won last year’s meeting 35-7.
— Lindsey Coffman