Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Stadium: Eagle Stadium, Lindale
Van: Jared Moffatt (10th year 79-30 at Van)
Lindale: Chris Cochran (3rd year, 13-11 at Lindale)
Last week: Gilmer 41, Van 21
Up next: Pittsburg at Van; Lindale at Marshall, Sept. 27.
Players to Watch
Van: QB Jayton Moffatt, Sr. … WR Javontae Thomas, Jr. … OL Carson McCoy, Sr. … DL Jayden Jacobs, Sr. … DL Beau Thompson, Sr.
Lindale: RB Jordan Jenkins, Jr. … DB/WR Airik Williams, Sr. … QB Brayson Campbell, Sr. … QB Luke Poe, Soph. … WR Conner Boyette, Sr. … DL Matthew Grady … Jaret Allen … Kolton Primeaux … DB Corey Sanders … Ethan Thornton
Did you know: This will be Lindale’s first game at the newly renovated Eagle Stadium … Van took a 50-28 win over Lindale in 2018 … Lindale has outscored its opponents 85-10 this season … Campbell is 18 of 32 passing for 224 yards with a touchdown, and he has 137 rushing yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns. Poe is 12 of 14 passing for 167 yards and three touchdowns … Jenkins has rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries … Boyette has hauled in 12 grabs for 154 yards and one touchdown … Williams has picked off three passes ... According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine in conjunction with Jerry Forrest of PigskinPrep.com, Lindale is favored by 7 points.
Twitter-sized preview: Lindale will look to show off its new digs and also its defense that has held opponents to five points per game, but Van will try to counter with an offense that is averaging 27.5 points per game in an attempt to spoil the Eagles’ housewarming. BRANDON OGDEN