Weatherford Democrat


October 24, 2013

Parker County football game capsules — Week 8


Last year: Springtown 60 Lake Worth 13

Lake Worth Bullfrogs (5-2, 2-0)

Last season: 5-6 overall, 3-2 in District 6-3A

    Class 3A, Div.II Bi-district finalist

Last week: Beat Mineral Wells, 16-6

Players to watch: QB Kelton Versey (6-1, 185, 4.5); OL Juan Maza (6-2, 250, 5.2); LB/RB Tim Woods (5-9, 235, 5.2); LB Luis Gutierrez (6-0, 240, 5.0); WR Mario Rios.

Springtown Porcupines (2-5, 1-1)

Last season: 6-5 overall, 4-1 in District 6-3A

    Class 3A, Div. II, bi-district finalist.

Last week: Beat Castleberry, 56-8

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:  Lake Worth QB Kelton Versey had a tough passing night against the Rams last week, but more than made up for aerial inequities with his running, finishing the night with 161 yards on 19 attempts. But the game was not atypical for a Bullfrog  offense that depends upon its run game two-thirds of the time (or more). Versey gets run help from RBs Tim Woods and Cris Pringle, but shoulders most of the load himself, and has the attributes to do so at 185 pounds and purported 4.5 (40-yard dash) speed.

While Springtown can afford to concentrate most of its efforts to stop Versey, LW has scored eight TDs through the air and has a few capable receivers. In the district scheme of things, Lake Worth is probably the most serious threat left in the slate to upend the Porcupines’ plans to capture the runner-up crown.

Barring a significant anomaly (e.g., interceptions and/or fumbles), Pojo should have no trouble scoring on the Bullfrogs. In the weeks remaining in district play, while tuning up for the postseason, Springtown will be working hard to defend the run more effectively, led by linebacker Josh White, who recorded 15 tackles against Castleberry last week. Lake Worth should provide a good test for that progress. 

As for the offense, keeping the passing touchdowns on the current pace (three per game) will suit the Porcs just fine, but they will also aspire to be much stingier with the air ball (15 INTs on the season).  

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