Chances are, not many opposing defenses will completely shut down the Springtown offense this season unless they can spend the night in QB Landry Turner’s hip pocket, so Decatur will need to find several routes to the goal line, and several times, in this game. The Pojo defense gave up 44 points in last week’s barn burner with LCA-Argyle, and are still looking for the turning point on that side of the ball to join the 3A elite.
In addition to Turner’s leather-slinging prowess (more than 300 yards to six different targets last week), the Porcupines offense also received a boost in its ground attack, with junior RB Ryan Snow toting the ball 31 times while topping 210 yards rushing on the night. Another facet of Springtown’s attack defenses will have to defend.
Millsap at Dublin
Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday
Site: Memorial Stadium
700 N. Post Oak — Dublin
Last year’s result: Dublin 23, Millsap 0
Dublin Lions (0-1)
Last season: 3-7 overall, 2-3 in District 5-2A, DII
Last week: Lost to Hico, 48-23
Players to watch: WR/DB Dirk DeVries (6-0, 170, 4.7); FB/DE Rudy Rodriguez (5.9, 205, 4.9); WR Devin Thompson (6-2, 185, 4.7); QB Brady Holloman (Jr).
Millsap Bulldogs (0-1)
Last season: 0-10 overall, 0-7 in District 6-2A, Div. II
Last week: Lost to Alvord, 31-7
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: Despite the seemingly lop-sided result of its opener on Friday against Alvord, Millsap head coach Kyle Coker was upbeat — and for good reason.
It’s defense had two takeaways and the Millsap offense fit the definition of ‘protecting the ball,’ with no turnovers. Alvord owned the first quarter, no doubt about it, but Millsap settled in to produce a competitive performance in the final three quarters.