Blooming Grove has not displayed a tendency for a shut-down defense, which means that for the finale, the Bulldog defense will likely provide the best opportunity for Millsap to pick up its third win of the year, with the help of three or more TDs from the Millsap offense.
Brock at Dallas Roosevelt
Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Site: Jones Stadium
4100 Merrell Rd — Dallas
Type: Regular season game
Last year’s result: N/A
Dallas Roosevelt Mustangs (2-7, 1-2)
Last season: 1-9 overall, 0-3 in District 11-3A
Class 3A Bi-district finalist
Last week: Lost to Ferris, 33-0
Players to watch: DE Dequaone Shaw (6-5, 190, 4.6), WR Tarrin Mitchell (5-11, 165, 4.6), DB Joseph Nicholson (6-0, 170, 4.6)
Brock Eagles (7-2)
Last season: 2-0 varsity record
Last week: Beat Eastside Memorial, 35-0
Players to watch: QBs Joseph Earl, Seth Boleman, RBs Leddy French, Matthew McCartney, Kolbin Mills, O-line Jake Earl, Cooper Gore, Tyler Collier, D-line Hunter Pittman, Billy Tedford, Titus Gossett.
Game notes: Somewhere in the Brock football history book, there should be at least a footnote for a trio of seniors who ushered in the Eagles’ first season of varsity football.
In a season of success, worthy of a postseason in any other year, Slaten Gough, Jared Bottom and Cole Thomasson provided upperclass leadership for future Brock teams who will compete in established UIL districts and, it is hopeful, with playoff games in the cards.
Brock filled its schedule with a late-scheduled match against Eastside Memorial, which was played last week in Waco. The Eagles conclude its schedule against Class 3A Dallas Roosevelt, who looks decidedly bigger (while still decently quick) in its front lines, but has had mostly woes in its 2-7 season.
Despite the troubles the Mustangs have had this season, they are a lock for a playoff spot (with only four teams in their district and four available slots), they will want to garner a win going into postseason. But even with their size and athleticism, face a Brock team eager to put an exclamation point on its inaugural season.