Linebackers Kolyn Waldrop and Josh White have led the charge, defensively. Waldrop figured in seven tackles against Lake Worth, three of those for losses, while White is the top tackler for the season. The Pojo defense has the opportunity to gain another confidence boost this week against a struggling Rams’ passing game (4 TDs, 13 INTs), which should allow Springtown defenders in the secondary to fudge a bit closer to the box to stop the Rams running attack.
Millsap vs. Scurry-Rosser
Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Site: Bulldog Stadium
Type: District 6-2A-Div II contest; Senior Night
Last year’s result: Scurry-Rosser 75, Millsap 7
Scurry Rosser Wildcats (8-0, 5-0)
Last season: 5-5 overall, 4-3 in District 6-2A. Div. II
Last week: Beat Rio Vista, 40-8
Players to watch: LB/RB Collan Jasien (5-10, 200, 4.9); WR Jalen Blanton (6-1,165, 4.9); QB/FS Paten Snell (6-2, 185, 4.8); WR/ATH Dylan Foster (5-10, 165, 4.6).
Millsap Bulldogs (2-6, 1-4)
Last season: 0-10 overall, 0-7 in District 6-2A, Div. II
Last week: Lost to Life Oak Cliff, 51-28
Players to watch: LB Timothy Newberry (6-1,195, 4.8) RB/LB Dylan Burton, OL/DL Tre Newby, OL/DL Mitchell Coker, RB/DB Coleman Hutchison, WR/DB Kaden King, OL Clint Holloway.
Game notes: After failing to make the playoffs last season, S-C is back in 2013 with a vengeance, already securing a postseason berth and undefeated through its eight contests. With a solid core of talent playing on both sides of the ball, the Wildcats look to close out the district slate the same way its has begun. Sophomore QB Snell and ATH Foster are forces on both sides of the ball.
Although preseason district-champ favorite Corsicana Mildred has faltered already with a loss to Tolar and may not prove as daunting as in previous seasons, Scurry-Rosser still looks to Mildred as its last big obstacle to an undisputed district title and could be prone to look past the Bulldogs.