RIDER VS. CANUTILLO
When/where: 4 p.m. Friday, Grande Communications Stadium, Midland
Live updates: Follow @Hull_TRN on Twitter. Listen on 94.9 FM or www.network1sports.com/station/riderraiders.
Records: Rider 11-1, Canutillo 11-1.
Last game: Rider 37, El Paso Andress 13; Canutillo 27, Canyon Randall 24
Players to watch: Rider, Anquan Willis (RB/DL, Jr.), Jack Pitts (QB, Jr.), Kaden Jones (WR/DB, Jr.), Tobias Oliver (WR, Jr.), Coleman Bledsoe (LB, Jr.); Canutillo, LJ Martin (RB, Sr.), Devin Granados (QB, Sr.), Jesus Carrillo (LB, Jr.), Abel Gallardo-Perez (LB, Jr.), Edward Carrillo (DB, Fr.).
The rundown: Canutillo is making its deepest postseason push since 2014 when the Eagles became the first team from El Paso County to win a region and advance to the state semifinals. Rider attempting to make a fourth consecutive trip to the Class 5A Division II state quarterfinals. … Canutillo is headlined by standout tailback L.J. Martin, who has rushed for 2,592 yards and 28 TDs on 250 carries. He’s also caught 14 passes for 348 yards and six TDs. Martin holds college offers from Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas State, UNLV and UTEP. As a team, Canutillo has rushed for 4,281 yards. Quarterback Devin Granados has attempted more runs (118 for 786 yards, 13 TDs) than he has attempted passes. Granados has completed 59 of 107 passes for 996 yards, 12 TDs and two interceptions. Martin is the team’s leading receiver. … Rider is allowing 157.4 rushing yards per game. Opponents average 4.7 yards per carries against the Raiders. Rider’s defense allows 20 points per game and has surrendered more than that number three times this season. Canyon Randall scored 23 during district, while Odessa High posted 43 and Midlothian High had 27 in non-district action. … Randall is the only common opponent between Rider and Canutillo. Rider defeated Randall, 45-23, last month. Canutillo edged Randall, 27-24, last week. … The Raiders boast their own running back with Division I college offers. Anquan Willis has rushed for 1,536 yards and 24 TDs on 197 carries. He is one rushing TD shy of equaling Deron Royster school record of 25 set in 14 games in 2010. Willis holds offers from Texas Tech and SMU. The Raiders are more balanced on offense that Canutillo, averaging 215.3 rushing and 224 passing per game. Quarterback Jack Pitts has completed 63 percent of his 238 attempts for 2,602 yards, 25 TDs and six interceptions. Pitts is flirting with the program record for completion percentage currently held by Shavodrick Beaver (63.18%).
PigskinPrep.com says: Rider by 9.
REGION I-4A DIVISION I SEMIFINALS
HIRSCHI VS. DUMAS
When/where: 3 p.m. Friday, Sherwood Memorial Stadium, Plainview
Live updates: Listen on www.network1sports.com/station/hirschihuskies.
Records: Hirschi 10-2, Dumas 9-2.
Last game: Hirschi 53, Clint 19; Dumas 31, Fort Stockton 6
Last meeting: Dumas 22, Hirschi 17 (2019 bi-district)
Players to watch: Hirschi, A’Marion Peterson (RB, Jr.), Jamarion Carroll (WR, Jr.), Jewel Fletcher (WR/DB/KR, Sr.), Jaleal Minniefield (WR/DB, Sr.), Latravius Dever-Wiley (OL/DL, Sr.); Dumas, James Bednorz (RB/LB, Sr.), Brayden Boggs-Rushing (QB/LB, Sr.), Joshua Flores (WR/DB, Sr.), Parker Dunnam (DB, Jr.), Aurelio Medrano (LB, Jr.).
The rundown: This is Hirschi’s first three-round push into the postseason since 2018. The Huskies haven’t advanced to the state quarterfinals since 2017. This is a third straight season the Demons have advanced at least this far in the playoffs. They last made the state quarterfinals in 2019. … Dumas has had more positive results than negative playing Wichita Falls ISD teams in the past few seasons. Since 2018, the Demons boast at least one win over all three WFISD programs, defeating Rider, Hirschi and Old High in 2019. They are 4-2 against WFISD programs during that span, losing to WFHS, 47-35, in 2018 and 38-18 to Rider in the 2021 season opener. … Dumas is on a seven-game win streak, holding opponents to 24 points or less in each game. The Demons are allowing 17.1 points per game. On offense, they tend to run the ball twice as often as throw it. James Bednorz is the team’s top runner with 1,146 yards and 15 TDs on 201 carries. Quarterback Brayden Boggs-Rushing is a dual-threat, who runs the ball nearly as often as he throws it. He’s completed 51 of 97 passes for 793 yards, 11 TDs and two interceptions, while rushing for 527 yards and nine TDs on 86 carries. … Hirschi is on a 10-game win streak, allowing 20.3 points per game. Only two teams have topped 20 points during that span. Hirschi’s starting defensive line has combined for 29 sacks this season, highlighted by an area-best 13 by sophomore Javian Frazier. The Hirschi offense is explosive and centered around Division I college prospect A’Marion Peterson, who has 1,405 yards and 23 TDs on 179 carries. Peterson has offers from Texas Tech, SMU and Kansas. The Huskies continue to utilize freshman Jimmell McFalls and junior Terrius Causey at quarterback, although McFalls has begun to see more reps and has thrown for nearly 389 more yards. The Huskies have a trio of game-changing receivers, including seniors Jewel Fletcher (39-500, seven TDs) and Jaleal Minniefield (34-694, seven TDs) along with junior Jamarion Carroll (51-857, 10 TDs).
PigskinPrep.com says: Hirschi by 5.
REGION II-3A DIVISION II SEMIFINALS
HOLLIDAY VS. BELLS
When/where: 3 p.m. Friday, Collins Stadium, Denton
Live updates: Follow @CoryHogueSports on Twitter.
Records: Holliday 12-0; Bells 9-3.
Last game: Holliday 35, Leonard 28; Bells 67, Eastland 37
Last meeting: Holliday 27, Bells 14 (Sept. 24); Holliday leads all-time series 2-0.
Players to watch: Holliday, Peyton Marchand (QB/DB, Jr.), Austin Jones (RB/DB, Sr.), Jaxx Johnson (RB/LB, Jr.), Cason Foster (OL/LB, Sr.), Parker Jones (DB, Fr.); Bells, Bo Baker (RB/DB, Sr.), Brock Baker (RB/LB, Jr.), Spencer Hinds (RB, Jr.), Blake Rolen (QB/LB, Sr.), Cooper Smith (DL, Jr.).
The rundown: Holliday has tied the program record for wins. The Eagles previously won 12 games in 1996, 2003, 2006 and 2018. None of those years involved an undefeated record in the regular season. Amazingly, every other time Holliday finished a regular season undefeated, including in 1971, 1973, 1981, 1998 and 2008, it lost in the first round of the playoffs. Bells is attempting to reach double digit wins for just the third time in program history. The Panthers previously achieved the feat in 1989 (10-1-1) and 1996 (11-1). … The Eagles own a 27-14 victory against Bells during non-district action. The Panthers challenged the Eagles for a half. Holliday pulled away in the third quarter. Both teams feature run-heavy traditional offenses. Bells lines up in the slot-T, while Holliday deploys the wing-T. … Bells has rushed for 4, 610 yards and 62 TDs this season. The Panthers are headlined by the Baker brothers. Senior Bo Baker is the team’s leading rusher with 1,322 yards and 13 TDS on 137 carries. Junior Brock Baker had 1,006 yards and 12 TDs on 121 carries. Spencer Hinds also figures heavily into the offense, totaling 763 yards and 10 TDs on 114 carries. The Panthers have six players with at least 200 rushing yards. … Holliday has rushed for 2,975 yards this season and don’t feature a bell cow back. Senior Austin Jones is the top rusher with 684 yards and 12 TDs on 83 carries. Junior Jaxx Johnson has 608 yards and 10 TDs on 94 carries. The Eagles have six players with at least 300 rushing yards.
PigskinPrep.com says: Holliday by 11.
REGION II-2A DIVISION II SEMIFINALS
WINDTHORST VS. SANTO
When/where: 1 p.m. Friday, Newton Field, Graham
Live updates: Follow @trnsports on Twitter. Listen on www.mixlr.com/Windthorst.
Records: Windthorst 11-1, Santo 11-1.
Last game: Windthorst 42, Archer City 40; Santo 33, Roscoe 12
Last meeting: Windthorst 27, Santo 12 (2019); Windthorst leads all-time series 8-2.
Players to watch: Windthorst, Haven Vieth (RB/LB, Sr.), Zane Hackley (WR/DB, Sr.), Eddie Llamas (OL/DL, Sr.), Jayden Friddle (OL/DL, Sr.), Adrian Larios (OL/DL, Sr.); Santo, Case Procter (QB/DB, Sr.), Sam Henderson (RB/LB, Sr.), Jaime Sandoval (RB/LB, Jr.), Elijah Pennington (DL, Sr.), Brayden Newcomb (WR/DB, Jr.).
The rundown: Santo is attempting to advance past the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 1994 and only the second time in program history. Windthorst is defending its Class 2A Division II state title. … Windthorst has won seven straight against Santo, dating to 1995. Every meeting between the two programs have been during district play. Only one of those games was decided by one score, with Windthorst’s 33-26 victory against Santo providing a memorable finish. Awtry Blagg caught a game-winning TD pass from Hunter Wolf with 16 seconds left in the game. … Santo features a run-heavy offense that totaled 312 rushing yards against Roscoe last week. Quarterback Case Procter led the charge with 136 rushing yards and three short TDs on 17 carries. But it’s the Wildcats’ defense that has keyed their deepest playoff run in 27 years. The Wildcats allow 10.9 points per game and have allowed just 14 total points in the last three games combined, including a 31-0 victory against Petrolia. … Windthorst’s defense has also been stout, giving up just 12.6 points per game. However, the Trojans allowed 40 points to rival Archer City last week. The previous high for the season was 21 surrendered to Petrolia on Oct. 28. The Trojans got a herculean effort from Haven Vieth in the win against Archer City, carrying the ball 44 times for 206 yards and three TDs. He also caught a 24-yard TD pass. Vieth is now fourth in the area with 1,314 yards and 24 TDs on 194 carries.
PigskinPrep.com says: Windthorst by 7.
This article originally appeared on Wichita Falls Times Record News: Rider-Canutillo, Hirschi-Dumas Holliday-Bells 2021 football previews
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