Southwest 7, Everman 0
A third quarter touchdown pass from Robbie Rhodes to Isaiah Holmes was all Southwest needed to advance to the next round of the playoffs with a 7-0 win over Everman. An injury riddled offense leaned on the Raider defense to hold the Bulldogs scoreless. The Raiders held Everman to 144 total yards, picking off two passes and limiting the Everman rushing attack to 95 yards. Freshman Devin Williams got the start at quarterback for Southwest due to injury and threw for 152 yards. But it was Rhodes who tossed the game winner to send Southwest to the next round. The Raiders will play the winner of the Wichita Falls Rider/Dunbar game.
Wichita Falls Rider (8-2, 6-1) vs. Dunbar (5-5, 5-3), Friday at Clark Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Dunbar comes into tonight’s game as one of the top rushing teams in Class 4A. Behind Taylor Martin, the Wildcats have run for 2,924 yards, with Martin accounting for 1,766 of those yards. Martin has scored 23 times, making him not only the leading rusher in District 6-4A, but one of the top scorers as well. Riders’ defense is good against the run. They give up an average of 151 rushing yards per game and 17 points per game. Offensively, they are a running team, averaging 171 yards per game. This is a good match-up for Dunbar, but they will need to step up on defense and open up holes for the running game on offense if they want to advance.
O.D. Wyatt (6-4, 4-3) vs. Waco (7-3, 5-2), Friday at Eagle Stadium, DeSoto, 7:30 p.m.
O.D. Wyatt and Ladell Marshall are ready for the playoffs. The match-up with the Waco Lions is a favorable one for the Chaparrals. Marshall led Wyatt with 1,001 pass yards and 1,059 rushing yards. He was also the team’s leading scorer with 17 touchdowns. The difference in this game will be the offensive vs. defensive match-ups. Wyatt’s offense averaged 328 yards per game and 24 points while the Waco defense gave up 203 yards per game and 23 points. On the other side, the Waco offense averaged 293 yards per game and 31 points while the Wyatt defense gave up an average of 330 yards per game and 25 points. Give Wyatt a very slight edge due to the caliber of play in District 7-4A.