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.