Pottsboro (7-1, 3-0) at Van Alstyne (6-2,2-1)
Fans at Panther Stadium on Oct. 28 may get to see a battle of backup quarterbacks.
Pottsboro junior Hunter Watson, who took over the starting role two games into his first season with the Cardinals, left last week’s game in the second quarter with an ankle injury.
Carson Rein stepped in and guided the Cardinals to a 42-14 win over Pilot Point.
Rein, No. 11, scored a couple of touchdowns in Pottsboro’s win, rushing for 100 yards on 16 carries.
Heath Hunter, No. 3, another Pottsboro quarterback, completed 9-of-15 pass attempts for 127 yards.
Myles Mutchusson, No. 7, was held to just two catches for 22 yards, but he scored on a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter.
The projected return of Van Alstyne starter sophomore Gage Proctor is unknown at this time, but he is listed as questionable by the Panther medical staff.
Pilot Point (2-6, 2-1) at Howe (5-3, 1-2)
The quarterback situation is a little muddled at this time in Pilot Point as Bearcat starter Quincy Kemp took a big hit on the sidelines after punting in the third quarter of last weeks’ game against Pottsboro and did not return to the action.
Kemp, No. 1, threw two touchdown passes against the Cardinals before going out with the injury. He is expected to return for the Howe contest.
“We took him out as a precautionary measure, in terms of health he is fine,” Pilot Point head coach Rob Best said.
Throw out the 0-5, non-district start for the Bearcats because they come into Friday’s game with a 1-game lead over the Bulldogs.
Roy Brown, No. 11, and Rance Kenney, No. 5, caught the scoring passes for the Bearcats in the Pottsboro game.
Howe came out of the win over Whitesboro injury free, although junior Cade Courtney missed his second game. He is probable for the game on Oct. 28.