High School Football Previews (Week 10)

Oct. 26—Jacksonville (0-8, 0-5) at Lindale (5-4, 4-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale

Last Week: Lindale 57, Palestine 49; Jacksonville was idle.

Next Week: Henderson at Jacksonville; Lindale at Chapel Hill

Game Notes: Coming in following a bye last week should do the Indians good. Jacksonville will still be severely short handed due to a plethora of injuries, but with the extra week of preparation, the Tribe should show some improvement. Will that be enough to beat Lindale? That's debatable. The Eagles have a lot to play for. For starters, it will be Senior Night on Friday at Eagle Stadium. Lindale is a game behind first place Kilgore and a half game in front of third place Chapel Hill in the District 9-4A-II standings and can't afford an upset loss against Jacksonville. The Tribe last beat the Eagles, 25-15, in 2017. In the last three meetings against the Tribe, Lindale has gone 3-0 and has won by an average score of 47-27.

Rusk Eagles (4-4, 1-3) at Brownsboro Bears (5-3, 1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Bear Stadium in Brownsboro

Last Week: Rusk 28, Bullard 21; Canton 34, Brownsboro 20

Next Week: Rusk at Canton; Center at Brownsboro

Game Analysis: Rusk vaulted into the playoff picture with last week's win over Bullard. The Eagles control their own destiny at this point. The Eagles got a strong defensive effort last week when they forced Bullard to turn the ball over four times.. That is always a good thing, especially late in the season. Bears are 3-1 at home this season while Eagles are 1-3 on the road. The Red and Black fell to Brownsboro 48-23, last year. Could it be pay back time? Only time will tell. All signs are pointing towards this game being a close one.

Center Roughriders (5-3, 2-2) at Bullard Panthers (5-3, 1-3)

7:30 p.m Friday at Panther Stadium in Bullard

Last Week: Rusk 28, Bullard 21; Carthage 72, Center 27

Next Week: Center at Brownsboro; Bullard at Van

Game Analysis: Center is in third place in the conference standings and needs a win Friday to stay a step ahead of Bullard, Rusk, Canton and Brownsboro, who each have won one district test. The Rider defense is giving up an average of 48 points a game, which should be enough to fire up the Panther offense. Friday will be Senior Night in Bullard. With a complete effort, Bullard could position itself to pull off the upset. The Panthers' pass catching duo of Ayden Barrett to Clifford Douglas III is top form at this point in the season.

Troup Tigers (7-1, 3-1) at Winona Wildcats (1-6, 1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Wildcat Stadium in Winona

Last Week: West Rusk 13, Troup 9; Grand Saline 62, Winona 21

Next Week: Grand Saline at Troup; Winona at Quitman

Game Analysis: This should be a soft spot for the Tigers to land after losing their first game of the season last week. In its games this year, the Wildcats have lost by an average margin of 33 points. Winona's only triumph came on Sept. 22 when the Wildcats got past Edgewood, 41-28. There is a very high probability of the Maroon and White getting back on the winning track on Friday.

Cushing Bearkats (3-5, 0-3) at Alto Yellowjackets (0-8,0-3)

7:00 p.m. Friday at Cam'Ron Matthews Field at Yellowjacket Stadium

Last Week: Tenaha 28, Cushing 7; Overton 48, Alto 20

Next Week: Mount Enterprise at Cushing; Alto at Price-Carlisle

Game Analysis: Despite being winless in district in Week 10, the Bearkats still have a chance at making the playoffs. Cushing is only a game behind Price-Carlisle, who is currently in fourth place in league play. The Bearkats, who are coached by former Alto assist coach Josh Moore, have lost three straight games. Mean Sting played well in the first half against league-leading Overton a week ago. Alto is looking to avoid its first season without a victory in 46 years.

Brook Hill Guard (5-3, 1-1) at Houston The Village School Vikings (3-5, 0-1)

6:00 p.m. Friday at The Village Field in Houston

Last Week: Dallas Christian 55, Brook Hill 3; Village School 31, KIPP Houston 6

Next Week: Brook Hill at McKinney Christian; Village School at Austin Savio

Game Analysis: The Vikings compete at the TAPPS Division V level. Their district also includes Tyler All Saints Episcopal. Village School is located on the west side of Houston, near Alief. The Vikings have had trouble scoring points this year. They average just 16 points a game. The Guard should be able to rebound from last week's district loss to Dallas Christian against the Vikes.