Friday's HS Football Preview Capsules

Kilgore junior running back Kevrin Justice takes on the Gilmer defense after a modest gain on Nov. 8 at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium in Kilgore. (Victor Texcucano | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Whitehouse vs. Mesquite Poteet

What: Class 4A Division II regional playoff

When: 1 p.m. Friday

Where: Eagle Stadium, Allen

Records: Whitehouse 12-0; Poteet 11-1

Last Week's Results: Whitehouse 38, Sulphur Springs 14; Poteet 42, Dallas Wilson 7

Quick Slant: Whitehouse has matched the best playoff run in program history. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has passed for 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns this season, plus has run for 895 yards and 13 TDs. Jake Parker and Ryan Cheatham have teamed up for 112 receptions and 18 touchdowns this year.

Next Up: Winner vs. Frisco-Ennis winner, state quarterfinals.

 

Chapel Hill vs. Decatur

What: Class 3A Division I regional playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: City Bank Stadium, Forney

Records: Chapel Hill 8-4; Decatur 9-3

Last Week's Results: Chapel Hill 38, Crandall 14; Decatur 48, Wilmer-Hutchins 7

Quick Slant: Chapel Hill has secured its first two playoff wins since claiming the 3A Division I state title two seasons ago. Bulldogs quarterback Andrew Black has run for 1,146 yards and 19 touchdowns and passed for 2,233 yards and 23 scores this season. Fellow senior Wesley Thomspn has 882 yards and 11 scores on the ground.

Next Up: Winner vs. Kilgore-Frisco Lone Star, state quarterfinals.

 

Kilgore vs. Frisco Lone Star

What: Class 3A Division I regional playoff

When: 2 p.m. Friday

Where: City Bank Stadium, Forney

Records: Kilgore 11-0; Lone Star 8-4

Last Week's Results: Kilgore 21, Kaufman 7; Lone Star 35, Princeton 0

Quick Slant: Kilgore finished the regular season ranked second by the Associated Press after beating Gilmer for the 16-3A title in the regular-season finale. In last week's win against Kaufman, running back Kevrin Justice finished with 151 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Next Up: Winner vs. Chapel Hill-Decatur winner, state quarterfinals.

 

Gilmer vs. Argyle

What: Class 3A Division II regional playoff

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Kincaide Stadium, Dallas

Records: Gilmer 11-1; Argyle 12-0

Last Week's Results: Gilmer 48, Pittsburg 0; Argyle 55, Melissa 27

Quick Slant: The matchup pits two of the state's top teams in the final AP rankings in fourth-ranked Gilmer and No. 1 Argyle. Gilmer's competition gets tougher after the Buckeyes eliminated their first two postseason opponents a combined 100-0. It's a rematch of a 2012 regional playoff in which Gilmer beat Argyle 42-21 en route to the state final.

Next Up: Winner vs. Gainesville-Gladewater winner, state quarterfinals.

 

Malakoff vs. New Boston

What: Class 2A Division I regional playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Lobo Stadium, Longview

Records: Malakoff 11-1; New Boston 12-0

Last Week's Results: Malakoff 38, Van Alstyne 25; New Boston 14, Whitesboro 7

Quick Slant: Malakoff has won five straight since suffering its only loss of the season. In the win against Van Alstyne, the Tigers held a 38-12 lead with less than nine minutes remaining. Marcus Dowell and Demontes Dowell finished with three touchdowns each for the Tigers.

Next Up: Winner vs. Pottsboro-Daingerfield winner, state quarterfinals.

 

Newton vs. White Oak

What: Class 2A Division I regional playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

Records: Newton 12-0; White Oak 11-1

Last Week's Results: Newton 74, Whitney 21; White Oak 35, Grandview 14

Quick Slant: Newton finished second in the final AP poll behind East Bernard. White Oak hasn't lost since suffering a district-opening loss to fourth-ranked Tatum, which got eliminated last week. In the win against Grandview, the Roughnecks used their defense and turnovers to prevail by 21 points.

Next Up: Winner vs. Godley-Franklin winner, state quarterfinals.

 

Alto vs. Bosqueville

What: Class 1A Division I regional playoff

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Tiger Stadium, College Station

Records: Alto 9-3; Bosqueville 9-3

Last Week's Results: Alto 47, Hull-Daisetta 42; Bosqueville 41, Carlisle 13

Quick Slant: Alto is in the third round after entering the season with lofty expectations but dropping two of the first three games. In the win against Hull-Daisetta, running back Jacolby Whitaker and quarterback Zac Sturns finished with more than 200 yards rushing apiece and combined for seven touchdowns.

Next Up: Winner vs. West Sabine-Mart winner, state quarterfinals.

 
 

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