Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Stadium: Wildcat Stadium, Emory
Whitehouse: Marcus Gold (2nd year, 8-5 at Whitehouse)
Melissa: Matt Nally (1st year, 1-1 at Melissa; 14-19 overall)
Last week: Whitehouse 46, Chapel Hill 39; Frisco 48, Melissa 41
Up next: Mount Pleasant at Whitehouse, Sept. 27; Melissa at Cedar Hill Trinity Christian
Players to Watch
Whitehouse: ATH Carter Adams … QB Kaden Casey … RB/LB Peyton Kennedy … LB Nick McGrew … WR/DB/K/P Cooper Clemons … WR Skyler Trevino … DB Jack Clark … DL Jerry Kennedy … Trae Hawkins … Omar Lopez
Melissa: QB Brendon Lewis … RB JaBray Young … LB Braylon Brown … WR Antonio Robinson … WR/DB Chase Mapps … DB Chance Mapps … DB Chanse Holiday … WR Damon Youngblood … DB Ezra Monroe ... WR Tyler Burton ... WR Antjuan Turner
Did you know: Melissa took a 27-23 win over Whitehouse last season … Since starting the program in 2004, Melissa is 119-58 with a state title in 2001 … Adams is second in District 9-5A Division II with 199 rushing yards — 167 in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over Chapel Hill … Nally was the head coach at Frankston from 2012-14 … Lewis was selected as the Class 4A Preseason Offensive Player of the Year by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine … Lewis is a three-star quarterback who is committed to Colorado … Young is a three-star running back with offers from Boston College, Colorado State, Nevada, North Texas, SMU, Syracuse and Virginia Tech … Lewis has thrown for 627 yards and eight touchdowns in two games. He has also rushed for 140 yards and two scores ... Chase Mapps has 265 yards receiving and two touchdowns; Burton 191 yards and three touchdowns; and Turner 167 yards and three scores ... According to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine in conjunction with Jerry Forrest of PigskinPrep.com, Melissa is favored by 14 points.
Twitter-sized preview: Coming off an emotional win over rival Chapel Hill, Whitehouse will play its second consecutive neutral site contest against a talented Melissa squad.