Troup (6-4) vs. Leonard (6-4)
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; City Bank Stadium, Forney
Keep an eye on
Troup: QB Jordan Elliott ... RB Calob Smith ... Anthony Salgado ... JJ Gossett ... LB Max Hale
Leonard: QB DJ Brown ... WR Ty Ashworth ... WR Cody Houser
Did you know: In Troup's win over rival Arp last week, Anthony Salgado (12 tackles 1 PBU 1 fumble recovery) and JJ Gossett (5 tackles 1 caused fumble and disrupted blocking schemes freeing backer all night) led the defense, while quarterback Jordan Elliott led the offense whle hitting 10 of 18 passing attempts for 217 yards and two TDs, while rushing 16 times for 111 yards and two touchdowns. On special teams Daniel Leon made a heads up play by swatting ball back through end zone to keep Arp from scoring TD after bad snap on punt. ... Brown, a sophomore, has rushed for 2,156 yards and scored 23 TDs on 226 carries. He has passed for 826 yards and 10 TDs. ... According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine in conjunction with Jerry Forrest of PigskinPrep.com, Troup is favored by 4 points.
Last week: Troup 42, Arp 24; Leonard had a bye.
Up next: Winner gets the winner of Newton and New Diana.
Winona (6-4) vs. Bells (7-3)
When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday; Gerald Prim Stadium, Sulphur Springs
Keep an eye on
Winona: QB Julio Zuniga ... RB Quin Johnson ... WR Arimon Ford ... WR Nic Garrett ... WR Ashton Smith
Bells: QB Blake Rolen ... RB Wrangler Priest ... RB Bo Baker
Did you know: Running back Quin Johnson has rushed for 1,368 yards and scored 15 TDs on 179 carries. QB Julio Zungia has thrown for 1,064 yards and six TDs. ... According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine in conjunction with Jerry Forrest of PigskinPrep.com, Bells is favored by 3 points.
Last week: Winona 61, Quitman 0; Bells 56, Cooper 42
Up next: Winner gets the winner of Elysian Fields and Hemphill.