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Whitehouse set to face John Tyler for district championship

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Whitehouse Wildcats (9-0, 4-0)
vs.
No. 2 John Tyler Lions (8-1, 4-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday
TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler

Coaches
Whitehouse: Randy McFarlin
John Tyler: Ricklan Holmes

Last week
Whitehouse: def. Corsicana, 54-28
John Tyler: def. Nacogdoches, 50-7

Playmakers

Whitehouse

  • QB Patrick Mahomes, Jr., 6-3, 180 (165 of 284, 2,626 yards, 33 TDs, 7 INTs; 62 carries, 211 yards, 5 TDs)
  • WR Dylan Cantrell, Sr., 6-2, 202 (49 catches, 1,003 yards, 11 TDs; committed to Texas Tech)
  • WR Jake Parker, Jr. (48 catches, 677 yards, 5 TDs)
  • WR Coleman Patterson, Jr. (36 catches, 578 yards, 8 TDs)
  • WR Jaylon Dews, Jr. (26 catches, 409 yards, 5 TDs)
  • FS Justin Dunning, Soph., 6-3, 185 (42 tackles, 5 INTs, 5 pass break-ups, 1 fumble recovery)
  • SS Colby Campbell, Sr. (55 tackles, 1 INT, 3 pass break-ups, 1 forced fumble, 1 recovery)
  • CB Nate Brooks, Soph. (34 tackles, 4 INTs, 4 pass break-ups)

 

John Tyler

  • QB Greg Ward, Sr., 5-11, 165 (135 of 198, 2,150 yards, 25 TDs, 0 INTs; 102 carries, 387 yards, 6 TDs; committed to Houston)
  • WR Fred Ross, Sr., 6-1, 185 (41 catches, 736 yards, 11 TDs; 19 carries, 126 yards, 3 TDs; committed to Oklahoma State)
  • WR/DB Darion Flowers, Sr., 6-0, 180 (32 catches, 587 yards, 5 TDs; 21 tackles, 1 INT, 2 pass break-ups)
  • WR Justice Liggins, Sr., 6-1, 190 (27 catches, 324 yards, 4 TDs)
  • TE Tyus Bowser, Sr., 6-3, 230 (40 tackles, 7 sacks, 7 QB pressures, 1 pass break-ups, 3 forced fumbles, 2 recoveries)
  • ATH DeQuante Woods, Sr., 5-11, 185 (56 carries, 250 yards, 7 TDs; 15 catches, 151 yards, 1 TD; 33 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT)
  • LB Richard Gipson, Sr., 6-2, 220 (81 tackles, 2 forced fumbles)
  • RB Reggie Gipson, Jr., 5-9, 175 (33 carries, 215 yards, 1 TD; 11 catches, 238 yards, 2 TDs)

Just the facts

  • Friday's matchup between Whitehouse and John Tyler will be just the third all-time meeting, and all in the last three years. JT won both encounters, 21-14 in 2010 and 42-14 last season.
  • The Wildcats have had a remarkable turnaround on defense. Last season, Whitehouse allowed 43.5 points per game. But through nine games this year, the Wildcats surrender just 23.8 while forcing 25 turnovers (19 interceptions).

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