Before The Score: Friday's playoff capsules

Published on Thursday, 22 November 2012 20:06 - Written by Shane Stark

Atlanta vs. Gilmer

What: Class 3A Division II area playoff

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: Lobo Stadium, Longview

Records: Atlanta 5-6; Gilmer 10-1

Last Week’s Results: Atlanta 72, Wills Point 32; Gilmer 51, Canton 36

Last Meeting: Gilmer 31, Atlanta 17 (Aug. 30)

Quick Slant: The teams opened the season against one another at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Gilmer’s Tanner Barr, in his first season at quarterback, enjoyed a breakout performance by completing 12 of 18 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Atlanta has won three consecutive games after losing two of the previous three.

Next Up: Winner vs. Argyle-Melissa winner, regional round.

 

Winnsboro vs. Boyd

What: Class 2A Division I area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium, Rockwall

Records: Winnsboro 7-3; Boyd 7-4

Last Week’s Results: Winnsboro, bye; Boyd 21, Farmersville 13

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Winnsboro is on a roll after three consecutive losses to Tatum (22-14), Mineola (41-21) and Mount Vernon (42-7). The Raiders have won their last six matchups in convincing fashion, allowing only one opponent to within 15 points — a 42-28 victory against Quitman.

Next Up: Winner vs. Callisburg-Daingerfield winner, regional round.


Pottsboro vs. Malakoff

What: Class 2A Division I area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Royse City ISD Stadium, Royse City

Records: Pottsboro 10-0; Malakoff 8-3

Last Week’s Results: Malakoff 28, Redwater 22; Pottsboro, bye

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Malakoff running back Damontes Dowell put together a big-time performance against Redwater, rushing for 202 yards and three touchdowns to help the Tigers win a playoff game in back-to-back seasons for the first time in program history (according to the Athens Daily Review). His night included a 78-yard TD on the Tigers’ first play of the game.

Next Up: Winner vs. New Boston-Commerce winner, regional round.

 

Grandview vs. White Oak

What: Class 2A Division I area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Van Memorial Stadium, Van

Records: Grandview 8-2; White Oak 9-2

Last Week’s Results: Grandview, bye; White Oak 52, Anahuac 15

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Quarterback Dylan Gale passed for more than 200 yards with two touchdowns in the rout of Anahuac. Both of the scores went to receiver Jansen McCurdy, who accounted for 136 yards receiving and three overall touchdowns.

Next Up: Winner vs. Newton-Teague winner, regional round.

 

Nocona vs. Edgewood

What: Class 2A Division II area playoff

When: 6 p.m. today

Where: Goldsmith Stadium, Lewisville

Records: Nocona 10-0; Edgewood 10-1

Last Week’s Results: Nocona, bye; Edgewood 75, Tom Bean 21

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Edgewood started the playoffs with a bang against Tom Bean, taking a 35-7 lead in the first quarter never looking back. The Bulldogs finished with 608 yards on the ground, much of which was produced by Carlos Bolton (284 yards, four touchdowns) and Jacob Sharff (180 yards, three touchdowns). Nocona outscored opponents a combined 347-111 during the regular season en route to winning district.

Next Up: Winner vs. Gunter-Tolar winner, regional round.

 

Arp vs. Crawford

What: Class 2A Division II area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Buffalo Bison Stadium, Buffalo

Records: Arp 8-2; Crawford 10-1

Last Week’s Results: Arp, bye; Crawford 27, Corrigan-Camden 26 (OT)

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Arp enters the matchup with one of the area’s top offenses, averaging 425.9 yards and 41.5 points per game during the regular season. Tigers running back Marcalas Johnson leads the way with 100 carries for 917 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Michael Roberson has 49 carries for 796 yards and seven touchdowns and Mikechell Potts has 76 carries for 793 yards and 10 TDs.

Next Up: Winner vs. Deweyville-Elysian Fields winner, regional round.

 

Lindsay vs. Cayuga

What: Class 1A Division I area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Burleson Stadium, Burleson

Records: Lindsay 8-2; Cayuga 8-3

Last Week’s Results: Lindsay, bye; Cayuga 28, San Saba 21 (OT)

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: After scoring on its first possession of overtime, Cayuga survived San Saba with a goal-line stand on the final play of the night. Wildcats quarterback Chandler Rigdon, a sophomore, led the way with 225 yards on the ground for the night. Rigdon is also a passing threat, having thrown for 1,500 yards during the regular season.

Next Up: Winner vs. Goldwaite-Wolfe City, regional round.

 

Hull-Daisetta vs. Alto

What: Class 1A Division I area playoff

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

Records: Hull-Daisetta 7-3; Alto 9-2

Last Week’s Results: Hull-Daisetta, bye; Alto 35, Harleton 9

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Alto took advantage of five turnovers in the victory against Harleton. The Yellowjackets finished the regular season averaging 408 yards on offense, having stepped off 3,311 team yards on the ground. Jacolby Whitaker leads the way with 191 carries for 1,855 yards and 25 touchdowns. Teammate Zac Sturns has 141 carries for 809 yards and nine TDs.

Next Up: Winner vs. Joaquin-Bosqueville winner, regional round.

 

Tenaha vs. Overton

What: Class 1A Division II area playoff

When: 2 p.m. today

Where: R.C. Beauchamp Stadium, Beckville

Records: Tenaha 6-4; Overton 7-4

Last Week’s Results: Tenaha, bye; Overton 34, Wortham 7

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Overton captured its first playoff win since 2005 against Wortham, thanks in large part to quarterback K.J. Luster and running back Jamal Kelly. Luster passed for 140 yards and three touchdowns while Kelly accounted for 160 yards and two scores via the ground. Tenaha, the defending state champion, bounced back from early season struggles to win its last four games and capture a district title.

Next Up: Winner vs. Hubbard-Bremond winner, regional round.

 

Maud vs. Mount Enterprise

What: Class 1A, Division II area playoff

When: 7:30 p.m. today

Where: Bulldog Stadium, New Chapel Hill

Records: Maud 5-5; Mount Enterprise 8-3

Last Week’s Results: Maud, bye; Mount Enterprise 40, Lovelady 7

2011 Result: Did not play

Quick Slant: Before the big win against Lovelady to open the playoffs, Mount Enterprise closed the regular season with 2,906 yards on the ground and 473 yards through the air to average 375.4 yards per game. Hunter Ammons led the way with 182 carries for 1,859 yards and 23 touchdowns. Maud won a tie-breaker to receive a first-round bye despite falling 34-30 to Detroit in the regular-season finale.

Next Up: Winner vs. Chilton-Frost winner, regional round.