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Bishop Gorman defense gang tough early on. CRU players Edward Jackson (54), Miles Minnick (4) and Ariel Lluberes (14) combine to stop the Knights RB during the Crusaders game against Dallas Covenant. (Lang White / Correspondent)

Time: 7 p.m. Friday

Stadium: McCallum Stadium, 405 ESE Loop 323, Tyler, 75701 (Capacity: 1,000)

Coaches

Redwater: Timmy Graf (8th year at Redwater, 32-46)

Bishop Gorman: Brady McCoy (1st year, 0-2)

Last week: Omaha Paul Pewitt 46, Redwater 0; Tenaha 54, Bishop Gorman 0.

Up next: Redwater at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27; Bishop Gorman at Dallas/Fort Worth Atlas, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27

Players to Watch

Redwater: RB Malcom Brown … QB Preston Davis … RB Garrett Johnson … DL Carlos Rojas … DL Nick Parker … LB Matt Williams, Sr.

Bishop Gorman: QB AJ Smith … WR Charles Ifeadi ... WR Darryl Jones ... QB Michael Lara

Did you know: The Dragons were in the playoffs for eight straight years before being denied in 2018. ... The Crusaders have been in three state championship games, winning the TAPPS 2A state crown in 1995, a 35-18 victory over Hallettsville Sacred Heart. Bishop Gorman has finished as runner-up twice, 1991 (TAPPS 2A to Cedar Hill Trinity Christian) and 1988 (TAPPS 2A to Fort Worth Temple Christian). ... According to Dave Campbell’s Football Magazine in conjuction with Jerry Forrest at PigskinPrep.com, the computer ratings have Gorman favored by 19 points over the Dragons. ... On TexasFootball.com, Redwater is ranked No. 97 in Class 4A Division I, down from No. 94 last week. Gorman is No. 75 in 11-man private school rankings, down from No. 69 last week.

Twitter-sized preview: Both squads were blanked last week so the Dragons and Crusaders are anxious to get back on the field.

PHIL HICKS

TWITTER: @PhilHicksETFS

Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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