Hughes Springs (2-0) vs. Waskom (1-1)

Time: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Stadium: Wildcat Stadium, Waskom

Coaches

Waskom: Whitney Keeling

Hughes Springs: Chris Edwards

Last week: Hughes Springs 30, Arp 8; West Rusk 35, Waskom 19

Up next: Tatum at Waskom; Hughes Springs at Paul Pewitt

Players to watch

Waskom: OL Joe Louton … OL Charles Brickett … OL Kynton Jimmerson … OL Ezequil Vasquez … OL Alex Garcia … RB Tesean Hamilton (27 carries, 267 yards, 4 TD) … Josh Reeves (25 carries, 126 yards, 3 TD; 4 of 13 passing, 32 yards) … Zay Thomas (4 catches, 55 yards) … Ariss Wilson (17 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries) … Detrich Byrd (20 tackles, 4 TFL)

Hughes Springs: OL Tanner Byrd … OL Jace Ratley … OL Skyler Henderson … OL Gustavo Soto … OL Mikey Lanier … RB Travyion Kennedy (14 carries, 132 yards, 2 TD vs. Arp) … Isaiah Bolden (8 carries, 117 yards vs. Arp) … Andrew Gaul (1 rushing TD vs. Arp)

Did you know: Hughes Springs and Waskom have met once in the playoffs, with Hughes Springs rolling to a 49-0 win back in 1988 … The teams have met nine times since 2004. Hughes Springs won five in row (42-20 in 2004, 28-14 in 2005, 47-0 in 2010, 54-12 in 2011 and 55-26 in 2012), but Waskom has won the last four meetings (56-38 in 2013, 49-29 in 2014, 58-36 in 2015 and 21-7 in 2018)

Twitter-sized preview: These two teams play old-fashioned smashmouth football, throwing about as often as it rains in East Texas during July and August. The team that wins up front wins this one.

Jack Stallard

Jack Stallard