HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Previews For Fridays Bi District Games In Wichita Falls Area

CARROLLTON CREEKVIEW AT RIDER

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium

Live updates: Follow @Hull_TRN on Twitter. Listen on www.network1sports.com/station/riderraiders. Watch on WFISD’s YouTube channel.

Records: Creekview 6-4; Rider 9-1.

Last game: Creekview 37, FW North Side 21; Rider 58, WFHS 12.

Players to watch: Creekview, Sean Sallis (WR/TE, Sr.), Garrett Palacio (QB, Sr.), Isaiah Evans (RB, Sr.); Rider, Anquan Willis (RB/DL, Jr.), Kaden Jones (WR/DB, Jr.), Jack Pitts (QB, Jr.).

The rundown: Creekview has never won a playoff game. The football program was established in 2000 and this is the Mustangs’ seventh postseason appearance. It’s their first since 2015. Meanwhile, Rider is making its 12th consecutive postseason appearance, having advanced to at least the state quarterfinals in three straight seasons. … Creekview features Sean Sallis, a Division I prospect at receiver. While his 6-6, 220-pound frame projects him as a tight end at the next level, Sallis (41-794 receiving, nine TDs) is often treated like a receiver in the Creekview offense. He’s verbally committed to the University of Connecticut. … Rider’s defense had arguably its best performance last week against Wichita Falls High. The Raiders recorded nine sacks in the 58-12 victory, including two each for Jailyn Gibbs, Luke Gambs and Chase Stafford. The Raiders are giving up 19.5 points per game.

PigskinPrep.com says: Rider by 36.

REGION I-4A DIVISION I

HIRSCHI VS. PAMPA

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Peoples Bank Stadium, Wolfforth

Live updates: Listen on 94.9 FM or www.network1sports.com/station/hirschihuskies.

Records: Hirschi 8-2; Pampa 6-4.

Last game: Hirschi 29, Lake Worth 17; Dumas 48, Pampa 21.

Last meeting: Hirschi 56, Pampa 23 (2018 bi-district); Pampa leads all-time series 2-1.

Players to watch: Hirschi, A’Marion Peterson (RB, Jr.), Jamarion Carroll (WR, Jr.), Jewel Fletcher (WR/DB, Sr.); Pampa, Sam Anguiano (QB, Sr.), Cornelius Landers (RB, Sr.), Rhett Hill (DL, Sr.).

The rundown: This is Pampa’s seventh straight postseason appearance and Hirschi’s sixth. The Harvesters and Huskies met in the bi-district round of the 2018 playoffs with Hirschi winning 56-23 at Vernon’s Lion Stadium. … Pampa enters the playoffs on a three-game losing streak after winning six straight. The Harvesters have allowed 59.7 points per game during this losing streak. … The Huskies are on an eight-game win streak and continue to find ways to score on defense and special teams. Hirschi averages 40.6 points and 354.9 yards per game. Hirschi has scored nine special teams touchdowns on kick or punt returns and three defensive touchdowns.

PigskinPrep.com says: Hirschi by 27.

REGION I-4A DIVISION II

GRAHAM VS. SANGER

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Bearcat Stadium, Aledo

Live updates: Follow @CoryHogueSports on Twitter. Listen on PositiveRadio.net.

Records: Graham 6-3; Sanger 5-5.

Last game: Graham 28, Mineral Wells 14; Celina 70, Sanger 0.

Last meeting: Graham 55, Sanger 14 (2017); Graham leads all-time series 2-1.

Players to watch: Graham, Noah Jilek (RB, Jr.), Ty Thompson (QB, Fr.), Hugo Murillo (DB, Sr.); Sanger, Rylan Smart (QB, Sr.), Colby Lewis (RB, Sr.), Jyreese Jones (DL, Jr.).

The rundown: The Steers are back in the playoffs for a 13th straight season. They’ve won at least one playoff game in five consecutive seasons. Sanger hasn’t advanced past the first round of the playoffs since 2015. … Sanger features dual-threat quarterback Rylan Smart on offense, but he didn’t play in last week’s loss to Celina. Smart was apparently injured in the Indians’ loss to Van Alstyne two weeks ago. His status against Graham is unknown. … The Steers have won five straight, relying on a stout defense during that span. They’ve allowed just 7.4 points per game during that span, with no one posting more than 14 points. Junior running back Noah Jilek has become the centerpiece of the Graham offense and has 893 rushing yards on the season.

PigskinPrep.com says: Graham by 13.

IOWA PARK VS. VAN ALSTYNE

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Ranger Stadium, Saginaw

Live updates: Follow @trnsports on Twitter. Listen on 104.7 FM.

Records: Iowa Park 5-4; Van Alstyne 7-3.

Last game: Iowa Park 56, Vernon 7; Aubrey 44, Van Alstyne 10.

Players to watch: Iowa Park, Jaydon Southard (RB/DB, Sr.), Ty Cunningham (QB, Sr.), C.J. Miser (RB/LB, Jr.); Van Alstyne, Gavin Montgomery (QB, Sr.), Jaden Mahan (RB/DB, Jr.), Jackson Allen (WR/DB, Jr.).

The rundown: Both programs are perennial playoff contenders with Iowa Park making its eight straight postseason appearance and Van Alstyne making its seventh. The two programs have never met before despite these streaks. That’s partially due to Van Alstyne’s struggle to get out of the first round. The Panthers have won just one playoff game in the past six seasons. Iowa Park has won at least one playoff game during its current streak of postseason appearances. The Hawks have advanced to at least the third round in the past three seasons. … Van Alstyne averages 34 points per game with an offense led by dual-team quarterback Gavin Montgomery, who has thrown for 1,468 yards and 13 TDs and rushed for 717 yards and 16 TDs. … Iowa Park doesn’t boast the explosive offense of recent seasons and has relied on a stout defense allowing 18 points per game. The offense is more dependent on the run, totaling 2,009 rushing yards compared to 992 passing.

PigskinPrep.com says: Iowa Park by 9.

REGION II-3A DIVISION II

HENRIETTA VS. MILLSAP

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Birdville FAAC, North Richland Hills

Records: Henrietta 7-3; Millsap 5-5.

Last game: Holliday 56, Henrietta 13; Millsap 40, Jacksboro 33.

Last meeting: Henrietta 41, Millsap 40 (Sept. 3); Henrietta leads all-time series 9-2.

Players to watch: Henrietta, Braden Bell (QB/LB, Sr.), Baron Brown (WR/DB, Sr.), Klein Essler (WR/LB, So.); Millsap, Lawson Nairn (QB, Sr.), Waylan Dunn (RB/LB, Sr.), Isaac Bourdelais (WR, Sr.).

The rundown: This is the first time Millsap has made consecutive postseason appearances in the history of the program. The Bulldogs started playing football in 1964. It’s only their eighth playoff berth ever. Henrietta is back in the playoffs for a ninth straight season. … These two teams met in a thriller back in Week 2, with Henrietta rallying from 34-20 third-quarter deficit to win 41-40. The Bearcats stopped Millsap running back Waylan Dunn on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, securing the victory. … Millsap has been in playoff mode for two weeks, having to defeat Dublin, 44-41, and Jacksboro, 40-33, to earn a playoff berth. Those two wins moved the Bulldogs from out of the postseason to the No. 2 seed. … The Week 2 win against Millsap was the start of a seven-game win streak that ended when the Bearcats dropped their final two games to Callisburg and Holliday.

PigskinPrep.com says: Henrietta by 3.

CITY VIEW VS. EASTLAND

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Fair Park Stadium, Seymour

Live updates: Listen on www.network1sports.com/station/cityviewmustangs.

Records: City View 4-6; Eastland 5-5.

Last game: City View 53, Nocona 24; Eastland 40, Dublin 39.

Last meeting: Eastland 56, City View 7; Eastland leads all-time series 2-0.

Players to watch: City View, Jourdain Durham (RB/LB, Sr.), Jeremiah Durham (RB, So.), Mason Hill (OL/DL, Jr.); Eastland, Keaton Hicks (QB/LB, Sr.), Cooper Wright (QB/LB, Sr.), Judson Beard (RB/LB, Sr.).

The rundown: After a slow start to the season, Eastland regrouped to win the District 5-3A Division II title outright, placing the Mavericks in the playoffs for a 13th straight year. City View is continuing the best period of football in its young program’s history, advancing to the postseason for the third straight year. It’s the first time the Mustangs have achieved that feat. … Both teams depend on the ground game to ignite its offense. While Eastland throws the ball efficiently, it’s a commitment to running the ball that turned the Mavericks’ season around. They’ve rushed for at least 164 yards in their last eight games, surpassing 300 yards on three occasions. … City View quarterback Jordan Petty missed last week’s game against Nocona, and his status against Eastland wasn’t clear at press time. Senior Jourdain Durham filled in for Petty and rushed for 147 yards and three TDs. Durham was joined in the backfield by his brother, Jeremiah, who is the team’s leading rusher, and sophomore Ki’Auntre Gresham.

PigskinPrep.com says: Eastland by 13.

REGION II-2A DIVISION II

PETROLIA VS. SANTO

When/where: 7 p.m. Friday, Newton Field, Graham

Records: Petrolia 8-2; Santo 9-1.

Last game: Muenster 53, Petrolia 6; Santo 63, Meridian 2.

Last meeting: Santo 45, Petrolia 20 (2019); Santo leads all-time series 7-0.

Players to watch: Petrolia, Cooper Watson (QB/DL, Sr.), Quade West (TE/LB, Sr.), Gage Bowers (WR/DB, Jr.); Santo, Sam Henderson (FB/LB, Sr.), Case Procter (QB/DB, Sr.), Billy Sandoval (RB/LB, Jr.).

The rundown: Last season, Petrolia won its first playoff game since winning the Class 2A state title in 2002. The Pirates are in the postseason for consecutive seasons for the first time since 2016-17. Santo is making its eight straight playoff appearance but hasn’t won a playoff game since 2018. … The Indians run a flexbone offense, making good use of the triple-option. Senior quarterback Case Procter directs the offense, which is averaging 36 points per game. … Petrolia is scoring 33 points and allows 22.1 points per game. However, the latter total has jumped a lot the past two weeks after surrendering 42 and 53 points to Windthorst and Muenster, respectively. The Pirates have routinely hit big plays in their passing game featuring quarterback Cooper Watson.

PigskinPrep.com says: Santo by 7.

FRIDAY’S OTHER AREA GAMES

Knox City vs. Borden County, 7 p.m., Jayton

Lake Worth vs. Hereford, 7 p.m., Vernon

Gold-Burg vs. Lueders-Avoca, 7:30 p.m., Woodson

This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Creekview-Rider, Pampa-Hirschi 2021 high school football previews

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