Week Three Games To Watch In East Texas

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​Liberty-Eylau​ ​at​ ​Texas​ ​High

This​ ​game​ ​features​ ​two​ ​0-2​ ​schools​ ​from​ ​Texarkana,​ ​but​ ​don’t​ ​let​ ​the​ ​records​ ​fool​ ​you​ ​these
teams​ ​are​ ​good.​ ​Liberty-Eylau​ ​is​ ​probably​ ​the​ ​best​ ​0-2​ ​team​ ​in​ ​the​ ​state​ ​hands​ ​down.​ ​The Leopards​ ​have​ ​lost​ ​both​ ​games​ ​by​ ​a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​11​ ​points​ ​to​ ​Gilmer​ ​and​ ​Carthage.​ ​

Texas​ ​High​ ​is still​ ​playing​ ​with​ ​heavy​ ​hearts,​ ​after​ ​SMU​ ​commit​ ​Leonard​ ​Parks​ ​passed​ ​away​ ​in​ ​his​ ​sleep​ ​the Saturday​ ​following​ ​the​ ​Tigers​ ​first​ ​game​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season.​ ​Last​ ​week​, ​Texas​ ​High​ ​lost​ ​a​ ​hard​ ​fought battle​ ​with​ ​rival​ ​Arkansas​ ​High​ ​7-0.

Last​ ​Meeting​ (​2016): Texas​ ​High​ ​48​, Liberty-Eylau​ ​37

​Carthage​ ​at​ ​Whitehouse

Carthage​ ​hasn’t​ ​skipped​ ​a​ ​beat​ ​since​ ​winning​ ​their​ ​5th​ ​State​ ​Championship​ ​since​ ​2008​ ​last
season.​ ​The​ ​Bulldogs​ ​are​ ​2-0​ ​and​ ​have​ ​scored​ ​97​ ​points​ ​and​ ​allowed​ ​45​ ​points​ ​in​ ​those​ ​games. Whitehouse​ ​is​ ​2-0​ ​also​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Wildcats​ ​have​ ​averaged​ ​27​ ​points​ ​per​ ​game​ ​in​ ​their​ ​victories. Carthage​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​toughest​ ​team​ ​that​ ​Whitehouse​ ​has​ ​faced​ ​so​ ​far​ ​this​ ​season​ ​and​ ​the Wildcats​ ​defense​ ​better​ ​be​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​contain​ ​the​ ​Ingram​s ​from​ ​Carthage.

Last​ ​Meeting​ (​2016): Carthage​ ​23​, Whitehouse​ ​13

​Alto​ ​at​ ​Arp

Alto​ ​is​ ​coming​ ​into​ ​this​ ​game​ ​with​ ​a​ ​1-1​ ​record​ ​and​ ​a​ ​21​ ​point​ ​victory​ ​over​ ​Big​ ​Sandy​ ​last​ ​week.
Arp​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​0-2​ ​falling​ ​to​ ​Tatum​ ​and​ ​Hughes​ ​Springs.​ ​Arp​ ​has​ ​played​ ​well​ ​on​ ​defense,​ ​but the​ ​Tigers​ ​offense​ ​has​ ​struggled​ ​to​ ​put​ ​points​ ​on​ ​the​ ​board​ ​this​ ​season.​ ​

Alto​ ​has​ ​put​ ​up​ ​95 points​ ​on​ ​offense​ ​in​ ​their​ ​2​ ​games,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​defense​ ​has​ ​also​ ​given​ ​up​ ​75​ ​points.​ ​Arp​ ​will​ ​need get​ ​the​ ​kinks​ ​worked​ ​out​ ​of​ ​their​ ​offense​ ​quick​ ​and​ ​their​ ​defense​ ​led​ ​by​ ​UT​ ​commit​ ​DeMarvion​ ​Overshown will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​slow​ ​down​ ​the​ ​Alto​ ​offensive​ ​attack.

Last​ ​Meeting​ ​(2016):Arp​ ​27, Alto​ ​7

​San​ ​Augustine​ ​at​ ​Groveton

The​ ​Wolves​ ​of​ ​San​ ​Augustine​ ​have​ ​ran​ ​their​ ​way​ ​to​ ​a​ ​2-0​ ​record.​ ​Groveton​ ​has​ ​only​ ​played​ ​one
game​ ​this​ ​season,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​Indians​ ​were​ ​victorious​ ​as​ ​they​ ​beat​ ​Grapeland​ ​33-12.​ ​The​ ​defense from​ ​Groveton​ ​will​ ​need​ ​another​ ​stellar​ ​performance​ ​this​ ​week​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​the​ ​San Augustine​ ​rushing​ ​attack.​ ​San​ ​Augustine​ ​has​ ​scored​ ​62​ ​points​ ​this​ ​season​ ​and​ ​only​ ​given​ ​up 22.

Last​ ​Meeting​ ​(2016):San​ ​Augustine​ ​58​, Groveton​ ​54

​John​ ​Tyler​ ​at​ ​Lufkin

The​ ​CUJO​ ​and​ ​Pack​ ​will​ ​face​ ​off​ ​in​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​anticipated​ ​game​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Piney​ ​Woods.​ ​John
Tyler​ ​is​ ​on​ ​a​ ​roll​ ​this​ ​season​ ​and​ ​the​ ​experience​ ​from​ ​last​ ​season’s​ ​young​ ​team​ ​is​ ​paying​ ​off​ ​in 2017.​ ​The​ ​Lions​ ​are​ ​averaging​ ​453​ ​yards​ ​of​ ​offense​ ​and​ ​38​ ​points​ ​per​ ​game.​ ​

Lufkin​ ​is​ ​1-1​ ​on the​ ​season​ ​and​ ​responded​ ​well​ ​last​ ​week​ ​with​ ​a​ ​45-28​ ​victory​ ​over​ ​Nacogdoches,​ ​after​ ​dropping the​ ​season​ ​opener​ ​to​ ​rival​ ​Longview​ ​35-16.​ ​The​ ​Pack​ ​will​ ​have​ ​their​ ​hands​ ​full​ ​on​ ​defense​ ​with the​ ​Lions​ ​running​ ​game​ ​and​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​match​ ​them​ ​score​ ​for​ ​score​ ​if​ ​they​ ​plan​ ​on​ ​coming away​ ​with​ ​the​ ​victory.
Last​ ​Meeting​ ​(2016): John​ ​Tyler​ ​50​, ​Lufkin​ ​49
 

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