After a productive preseason of football, both Tyler Grace Community and Bullard Brook Hill get into district action this weekend as both TAPPS schools host league games.
District 2 Division II is one of the toughest around with the five teams combining for a record of 21-5.
Grace (4-2) plays host to McKinney Christian (4-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium on the GCS campus, while Brook Hill (4-1) meets Dallas Christian (5-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Herrington Stadium on the BH campus in Bullard.
The Guard of Brook Hill has outscored its opponents 99-0 in the last two games — 49-0 over Flower Mound Coram Deo on Sept. 27 at Tom Landry Stadium in Addison and 50-0 over Willow Park Trinity Christian on Oct. 4 at Aledo Middle School Stadium in Aledo.
Guard quarterback Garrett Esposito continues to light up opponents. In the victory over Coram Deo, he tossed three TD passes — all to Seth Moss (19, 18, 38) — and scored two rushing TDs (1, 3). Lane Barter (21-yard run) and Jaylon Caldwell (2-yard run) added scores with Jake Shaffer booting all seven PATs.
Everyone got into the act against the Willow Park squad. Moss started things off with a 65-yard punt return for a TD. Then Esposito hit Moss with a 13-yard TD pass and later he connected with Moss again for a 60-yard touchdown pass.
Others scoring TDs were Petr Svoboad (4-yard run), Fisher Bass (60-yard run), Caldwell (4-yard run) and Chizi Efobi (77 yard run). Shaffer was 4 of 4 on PATs and drilled a 34-yard field goal.
On the season, Esposito has thrown 14 TD passes with just one interception. He has 981 yards through the air.
Moss (23-554, 11 TDs) and Carson Richards (23-274, 2 TDs) are the top receivers. Bass is the leading rusher with 21 carries for 173 yards and a TD, while Caldwell has 142 yards and three TDs on 24 carries.
Nico Flores leads the team with 32 tackles, followed by Barter (29) and Bass (28). Shaffer has two interceptions and Philip Obaseki and Nick LaRocca each have three sacks.
Grace scored a thrilling 25-24 win at Houston Pro-Vision last week at FUN Stadium.
Alvin Skipworth, who has been injured most of the preseason, is back and ready to add his talents to the Grace squad. He played some against the Warriors, hauling in four receptions for 50 yards and a TD.
Jeremiah Milton continues to lead the Cougars in rushing with 1,134 yards and 13 TDs on 97 attempts.
QB Price Williams is filling up the airwaves by hitting 68 of 120 for 1,145 yards with 11 TDs and two interceptions. Peyton Walters is Williams’ top target with 23 catches for 352 yards and four TDs. Other top catchers include Luke Smith (15-175), Emmanuel Milton (14-279, 4 TDs) and Joshua Murray (10-269, 2 TDs).
Isaiah Milton leads his team with 49 tackles, followed by Kaden Ramirez (38), Murray (29), Britton Anderson (27) and Jacob Pena (25). Emanuel Milton has two interceptions with Anderson and John Moore with three sacks each.
After the opening district game, the two area clubs will face off in Tyler on Oct. 18 when Grace plays host.