Weatherford Democrat


November 14, 2013

Area football playoff capsules - bi-district

— Springtown vs. Wichita Falls Hirschi

Time: 7 p.m., Thursday

Site: Memorial Stadium

        4709 Barnett Rd, Wichita Falls

Type: Class 3A, Division I, Region I, Bi-district match

Last year: Did not play


WF Hirschi Huskies (7-3)

Season: Finished third in District 5-3A (2-2)

Last week: Lost to Graham, 71-39

Players to watch: QB Terrance Cooper (5-9, 175, 4.6); LB Rico Shumpert (6-3, 215, 4.7); CB Torrance Cooper (5-9, 175, 4.6); RB Cedric Battle (5-9, 175, 4.6); DL Reggie Hickman (6-2, 295, 5.3).


Springtown Porcupines (5-5)

Season: Finished second in District 6-3A (4-1)

Last week: Beat FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis, 74-0

Players to watch: LB Kolyn Waldrop (6-1, 225, 4.7), WR Ryan Hester (6-0, 190, 4.8), DB Collin Rector (5-7, 160, 4.7), RB Ryan Snow (6-1, 170, 4.6), WR Dillon Springfield (6-1, 160, 4.4), QB Landry Turner (5-10, 165), WR Dylan Ray (5-11, 160, 4.8).


Game notes: An irony of the one-off division splits this year (next year, the divisions for this classification will be pre-ordained before districts are divvied up) is that Springtown hoped, and expected, to go to the “small-school” playoffs. But Mineral Wells’ woeful season of missing the playoffs pushed Pojo into Division I. Had the Porcupines gone to DII, their opponent would have been fourth-ranked Graham. So as it turns out, Springtown catches a team likely preferred for a bi-district contest.    

The Hirschi passing game represents less than 30 percent of its total yardage, but with a 55 percent completion rate and a TD-to-INT ration of 15-5 by quarterback Terrance Cooper results in a nice compliment to a rushing game that has thus far topped 2,800 yards.

But Cooper (Terrance anyway) is not the only QB Springtown is likely to see in the backfield, as there have been no less than a half dozen players taking snaps to run and/or throw, including Torrance Cooper, whose full-time gig in on the other side of the ball at DB.

Regardless of Hirschi’s modus operandi in trying to advance the pigskin, Springtown’s success will hinge on its defense ... as it has for the past couple of years. The Pojo offense, barring a turnover bug, will put enough points on the board to win a game, but the defenders will need to create the stops, either by takeaways or halting drives.

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