Lindale at Forney

Where: Forney City Bank Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Lindale 1-0; Forney 1-0

2015 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Lindale would be not be denied in its 42-39 win ovre Kaufman last week, rallying back twice in the fourth quarter, capped by a 15-yard TD run from QB Montana Meador with 39.1 seconds left. Meador finished with an impressive statline: 309 yards passing, 2 TDs and 141 yards rushing, 2 TDs. WR Cameron Jenkins also had himself a night, finshing with 21 catches for 105 yards and 2 TDs. On defense, Lindale’s Bryan Edwards recovered a fumble in the end zone, one of three turnovers the Eagles forced in their win. ... Forney was too much for Richardson-Berkner in a 42-10 season-opening victory. The Jackrabbits amassed 477 total yards of offense, 305 of that on the ground. QB Devon Rideaux rushed for 103 yards and a TD and passed for 160 yards and 2 TDs. Forney won big despite being penalized 13 times for 112 yards.

Next Up: Lindale at Van, Friday, Sept. 9; Forney at Terrell, Friday, Sept. 9

- Chris Parry

Princeton at Van

Where: Van Memorial

Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Princeton 1-0; Van 1-0

2015 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Both Princeton and Van knocked off preseason ranked teams last week. Princeton took down Class 4A No. 7 Celina 42-27, led by Keyshawn Woodfaulk rushing for 113 yards and three touchdowns. All told, Princeton rushed for 230 yards and passed for 159 more with Jacob Purdon completing 6 of 14 for 159 yards and two scores. Princeton capitalized on two Celina turnovers and the Bobcats were penalized a bunch to pull off the early-season upset. ... Van was quieting some doubters of its own at the same time, defeating Class 3A No. 2 Mineola 41-21. Vandals QB Garrett Moseley ran for five touchdowns as part of a 141-yard night on 21 carries. His touchdowns went for 7, 1, 4, 9 and 4 yards. Moseley was also effective through the air, completing 8 of 12 passes for 141 yards.

Next Up: Princeton at Carrollton Creekview, Friday, Sept. 9; Lindale at Van, Friday, Sept. 9

- Chris Parry

Spring Hill at Brownsboro

Where: Bear Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Spring Hill 1-0; Brownsboro 0-1

2015 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Spring Hill is coming off a season-opening 26-15 victory over Troup, rallying to score twice in the fourth period. Meanwhile, Brownsboro is seeking its first win of the season after dropping its opener to Canton 55-34. … Last week’s victory was only the second of the Kelly Mercer Era, beginning its second season at the Longview school. RB Zach Tulpa rushed for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Panther QB Dayson Adaway also scored on a short run as Spring Hill scored 26 second-half points. … Spring Hill’s Kaden Peppers anchored the defensive unit with 12 tackles. … Brownsboro QB Jamal Bell threw for more than 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. WR Kenneth Woods had four receptions for more than 100 yards, with three of those catches going for touchdowns.

Next Up: White Oak at Spring Hill, Friday, Sept 9; Brownsboro at Bullard, Friday, Sept. 9

- Joe Hale

Gladewater at Kilgore

Where: R.E. St. John

Memorial Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Gladewater 0-0; Kilgore 0-1

2015 Result: Kilgore 35, Gladewater 28

Quick Slant: Both teams enter this contest looking for their first win of the season. Kilgore dropped a 48-21 decision last week at Nacogdoches, while Gladewater’s game against Carthage was called by a power outage. … Gladewater got a 66-yard scoring run by QB Cameron Callaway, Jr., and a 27-yard field goal by Fenando Serrano against Carthage before the game was called. … Gladewater’s every-down back will be Darnell McKnight, who averaged 11 yards per carry a year ago in limited playing time. “He’s in a position to be our go-to guy this season,” said Coach John Berry. Other players to watch for Gladewater will be FS/WR Austin Hawley, FS Clint Starling and OT Joden Jackson. … In a disappointing loss to Nacogdoches, Kilgore fell behind early and never recovered. Bulldog QB Buddy Jackson rushed for 60 yards and was 9-of- 10 passing for 147 yards. Jackson’s leading receiver Cole Wood had 7 catches for 81 yards. Deiontrae Wheat had a catch for 58 yards, and Jonathan Shepherd had the other reception for 8 yards. Melek Hamilton rushed for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns and Jamal Nobles scored on a 2-yard run. … Nobles, a LB/RB, was a presence on defense, leading the way with 13 tackles for the Bulldogs against the Dragons.

Next Up: Center at Gladewater, Friday, Sept 9; Kilgore at Pine Tree, Friday, Sept. 9

- Joe Hale

Center at Gilmer

Where: Dragon Stadium

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Records: Center 1-0; Gilmer 1-0

2015 Result: Gilmer 36, Center 21

Quick Slant: Center is No. 20 in this week’s Associated Press Class 4A poll, after opening its second season under Coach Barry Bowman with a 27-21 victory over Rusk. Gilmer climbed to No. 4 with last week’s victory over Liberty-Eylau. … These teams also have a history, having met last year in the area round of the schoolboy playoffs in Tyler. … Roughriders’ QB Kyle Parks was 13 of 16 passing for 115 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 102 yards and another touchdown in leading Center to victory against Rusk. Parks’ favorite receiver Octavius Evans had 9 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. … Defensively, the Roughriders limited Rusk to 121 yards rushing and 191 yards passing. The ’Riders were led by Adrian Johnson (13 tackles, 5 TFL, and a sack) and Kameron Elmer(10 tackles, 1 TFL). … Gilmer is coming off a 61-55 victory over Liberty-Eylau in a matchup of East Texas football heavyweights. Making his first start at QB, Aaron ‘Poppy’ Brown set a school passing record, passing for 577 yards, completing 37 of 47 passes for 6 touchdowns. He also ran for the game’s first touchdown. Brown threw to 11 different Buckeye receivers. The receiving corps was led by Oklahoma State commit WR LaMarcus Morton (259 yards, 3 TDs). La. Tech commit (S) Kollin Hurt led Gilmer’s Black Flag defense with 13 tackles and an interception.

Next Up: Gilmer at Argyle Liberty Christian, Friday, Sept 9; Center at Gladewater, Friday, Sept. 9

- Joe Hale

Carthage at Liberty-Eylau

Where: Leopard Stadium, Liberty-Eylau

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Records: Carthage (0-0); Liberty-Eylau (0-1)

2015 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Carthage’s season-opener last week against Gladewater was called after a power outage at Jack V. Murphy-Bear Stadium in Gladewater late in the second quarter. The power outage followed a lengthy weather delay. Carthage led 14-10. The game will not count and will not be made up. Carthage remains No. 5 in this week’s Associated Press Class 4A poll. … The ‘Dawgs got a 2-yard scoring run by TB Keontay Ingram to go with a scoring pass from QB Kason Davis to Josh Gradberg to cap an impressive 69-yard march. … Despite missing some time with an injury a year ago, Ingram rushed for 637 yards, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. … Davis, a senior, is the heir apparent at QB for Carthage. … The ’Dawg defense was led by 6-6 DE Trey Gatlin, who had several pressures against Gladewater QB Cameron Callaway, Jr. Gatlin had 88 tackles with 5 TFL and 10 QB pressures a year ago as a junior. LB Mykel Gates is another top defensive returnee for the Dawgs, coming off a season in which he was credited with 114 tackles. … Liberty-Eylau dropped a 61-55 decision to No. 6 Gilmer last week in its season opener. With the loss, L-E falls to No. 11 in this week’s AP rankings. … RB Kevin Florence led the Leopards’ rushing attack with 169 yards and 3 touchdowns, while RB Kameron Levingston followed with 113 yards and 2 TDs. This will also mark only the second as the starting QB for Decorian Phillips. … OT Franklin Smith II is committed to Texas Southern. … Defensively, L-E was led by Texas commit Lagaryonn Carson, who had 3 sacks and a number of QB pressures last week against the Buckeyes.

Next Up: Whitehouse at Carthage; Liberty-Eylau at Texas High

- Joe Hale

Pine Tree at Pittsburg

Where: Pirates Stadium, Pittsburg

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Records: Pine Tree 0-1; Pittsburg 1-0

2015 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: First-year Pine Tree head coach Kerry Lane is seeking his first win at his new school in only the second week of the season in this matchup of Pirates. Jacksonville rallied to win with a late field goal last week against Pine Tree. … PT QB Will Harris was 3 for 7 passing for 65 yards and a touchdown to Kenny Jackson, who had 2 receptions for 56 yards, including the score. RBs Maliq Owens (15-79) and Shaffer Russell (5-76, 2 TDs) combined for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns. … The leading tacklers for PT in the season-opening contest were Logan Spann (13) and Russell (12). Dee Green and KaVonte McCall each had interceptions. … Pittsburg RB Deldric Shields led the Pirates to victory, rushing for 222 yards and a touchdown, and catching 4 passes for 66 yards and 2 other touchdowns. Soph. QB Jaylon Jimmerson was 10 of 18 for 116 yards passing with 2 touchdowns, and ran for another score. His other scoring pass went to Chris Williams (2-26, 1). … Other Pittsburg players to watch include DL Bradley Warick and E.J. Hill, DT Ethan Huff, and MLB Trent Mills.

Next Up: Kilgore at Pine Tree; Henderson at Pittsburg

- Joe Hale

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