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Waskom vs. Newton Football Playoff Preview Capsule

Dec. 7, 2017 at 10:45 p.m.


WASKOM (9-4)VS. NEWTON (12-0)

Time: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.

Stadium: Abe Martin Stadium, Lufkin

Coaches

Waskom: Whitney Keeling

Newton: W.T. Johnson

Last week: Waskom 57, Garrison 28; Newton 21, West Rusk 7

Up next: Winner will play the winner of Lexington vs. Boling

Players to watch

Waskom: QB Ty Carter (15-36; 264 yards, 5 TDs, 3 INTs) … RB TK Hamilton (175 carries, 1,815 yards, 26 TDs) … RB Jacob Reeves (136 carries, 787 yards, 8 TDs) … RB Da'Lyn Hill (81 carries, 678 yards, 6 TDs) … LB Tristan McDonald (120 tackles, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 INTs) … DB Lamontre Stephens (99 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 2 INTs) … DL Brighton Harris (63 tackles, 3.5 sacks) … DB Brian Holland (74 tackles, 3 INTs)

Newton: QB Josh Foster (92-142, 1,471 yards, 22 TDs) … RB Darwin Barlow (164 carries, 1,734 yards, 33 TDs) … WR Noah Williams (20 catches, 393 yards, 8 TDs) … LB Corbin Foster (178 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles) … LB Jadrian McGraw (89 tackles, 7 sacks, 2 INTs) … DB Tamauzia Brown (11 INTs)

Did you know: Waskom won its first ever state championship in 2014 against the Newton Eagles.

Twitter-sized preview: Waskom has proven a lot of its doubters wrong but making it to this point but stopping the Eagles is no easy task. Expect Newton to advance.

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