Sarah A. Miller

Chapel Hill’s Ilonzo McGregor (14) is tackled by Bullard’s Bryce Jewell on Friday night Sept. 20, 2019 as the Bulldogs take on Bullard High School. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium, New Chapel Hill


Pleasant Grove: Josh Gibson (6th year, 52-19 at Pleasant Grove)

Chapel Hill: Jeff Riordan (1st year, 2-2 at Chapel Hill; 69-19 overall)

Last week: Pleasant Grove 45, Gladewater 0; Chapel Hill 64, Bullard 23

Up next: Carthage at Pleasant Grove; Chapel Hill at Kilgore, Oct. 11

Players to watch

Pleasant Grove: DL Landon Jackson … DL Marcus Burris … RB Bruce Garrett … QB Ben Harmon … RB KJ Hicks

Chapel Hill: LB Adrian Lacy, Sr., 5-10, 208 … LB Keylen Davis, Sr … QB Kobe Coker, Sr. … LB Max Richardson, Sr. … ATH Tyson Berry, Fr. … ATH Ilonzo McGregor, Fr. … K Efrain Valencia … OL Braydon Price … Michael Sutton … DL Mason Mumphrey, Jr. … DB Arsheal Ates … WR DJ Wofford, Sr. … WR Keyjun Thomas

Did you know: This will be the second No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A for Chapel Hill to face this season. The Bulldogs played Class 4A Division I No. 1 Argyle two weeks ago. Pleasant Grove is No. 1 in Class 4A Division II … Pleasant Grove has played in two consecutive state championship games, winning a title in 2017 … Pleasant Grove won exactly six games in all of Gibson’s first three seasons, but have gone 34-2 during the past two-plus seasons … Jackson — a five-star recruit — has eight sacks this season. Jackson has offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M and more … Burris is a four-star recruit opposite Jackson as the Hawks’ other defensive end … Last week was Chapel Hill’s first home win since Sept. 22, 2017, against Gladewater … Coker was 16 of 25 for 330 yards and six touchdowns against Bullard … Thomas caught five passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in his first game back from a broken hand.

Twitter-sized preview: This is another tough challenge for the Chapel Hill Bulldogs as they prepare for one of the more challenging districts in the state.


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