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Cody's Corner Week 1
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:45:18 PM »
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Stephenville @ Aledo

 

The Wardogs stepped up big time last week in the 4th quarter against Monterrey. The defense shut down the Barregos delivering a win against the only team to beat the 2012 State Champs. The Jackets appeared in complete control at half time leading 14-3. But to Monterrey's credit they brought the pressure in the 2nd half disrupting the high octane Jacket offense. While the offense sputtered in the 3rd quarter the Barregos were able to take the lead 16-14 on a long TD run and capitalize on a short field after a Jacket turnover. After Monterrey's last score the Wardogs bowed their neck and limited Monterrey to only 3 first downs and less than 100 yards of offense. It was an INT from All-State safety Mookie Carlile that set up the winning FG drive for the Jackets. Stephenville marched down to the Barregos 13 after Carlile's INT and Luis Garcia was true from 30 yards out. The defense sealed the victory for the Jackets.

 

It is time for one of the best rivalries over the last decade. The Jackets travel north to take on the 4A #2 Aledo Bearcats. Aledo dominated Highland Park last week 44-3. The Bearcats return 5 offensive and 6 defensive starters from last year's team. This years Aledo squad appears to be loaded with talent. They are a legit title contender in 4A this year. Stephenville and Aledo have played 14 times since 2002 and the series is tied 7-7. These two teams bring out the best in each other and I expect nothing less this Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.

 

#2 Stephenville Yellow Jackets (1-0) @ #2 Aledo Bearcats (1-0):
Here are your projected starting lineups.

 

Aledo

 

Offense
Position Player Class Height Weight
LT #50 Ernie McQuade Sr. 6'2 265
LG #78 Wes Harris Fr. 6'3 295
C #51 Caleb Buchanan Sr. 5'10 215
RG #61 Preston Bradham Sr. 5'11 281
RT #76 Hunter Harris So. 6'0 230
TE #6 John Whatley Sr. 6'0 196
WR #11 Quanel Williams Sr. 5'11 170
WR #17 Ryan Newsome Jr. 5'9 165
WR #7 Taco Anderson Sr. 5'10 170
QB #4 Luke Bishop Jr. 5'9 165
RB #3 Daythan Davis Sr. 6'2 225
 
Defense
DE #82 Hershel Gardner Sr. 5'11 210
DT #54 Cory Stitle Sr. 6'1 260
DT #50 Ernie McQuade Sr. 6'2 265
DE #35 Zach Hyles Sr. 5'11 210
OLB #14 Tyson Mauser Sr. 5'8 170
MLB #46 Jordan Mittie Sr. 6'2 215
OLB #22 Matthew Hawkins Sr. 5'11 170
CB #5 Jonathan Durham Jr. 5'11 160
CB #2 Johnny Carter Sr. 5'9 165
S #8 RC Anderson Sr. 5'9 171
S #1 Brock Parker Sr. 5'11 173

 

Stephenville Yellow Jackets

 

Offense
Position Player Class Height Weight
LT #58 Noah Perez Jr. 5'11 197
LG #53 Matt Diaz Sr. 5'9 269
C #51 Tyler Ferguson Sr. 5'10 238
RG #52 Raul Rocha Sr. 6'0 268
RT #61 Max Jones Sr. 6'0 230
TE #38 Brock Morrison Jr. 5'11 195
WR #2 Zach Jones Sr. 6'2 164
WR #32 BJ Walker Sr. 5'11 213
WR #5 Ben Martin Jr. 5'9 180
QB #1 Jarrett Stidham Jr. 6'3 186
RB #21 Will Brock Sr. 5'8 150
 
Defense
DE #11 Dakota Messer Sr. 6'2 203
NG #62 Cameron Reynolds Jr. 6'0 280
DE #35 Jonah Noah Sr. 6'1 218
LB #6 Logan Levisay Sr. 5'9 155
LB #40 David Jackson Sr. 5'10 176
LB #31 Kobe Beavers Sr. 5'10 187
LB #27 Josh Gillespie Jr. 5'10 176
CB #16 Brandon Stevens Sr. 5'11 168
CB #15 Malik Taylor Sr. 5'8 147
SS #8 Tyler Isham Sr. 5'11 172
FS #13 Mookie Carlile Sr. 6'1 196

 

By the numbers:

 

Aledo
Team offense

273 avg. rush yards
187 avg. pass yards
460 avg. total yards
44 avg. points

 

Team defense
130 avg. rush yards allowed
138 avg. pass yards allowed
268 avg. total yards allowed
3 avg. points allowed

 

Stephenville
Team offense
134 avg. rush yards
164 avg. pass yards
298 avg. total yards
17 avg. points

 

Team defense
235 avg. rush yards allowed
81 avg. pass yards allowed
316 avg. total yards allowed
16 avg. points allowed

 

Individual Offensive Leaders:

 

Aledo
Stephenville
Passing C-A-I Yards TDs
Luke Bishop 15-22-0 153 0
Jarrett Stidham 15-25-1 164 1
 
Rushing Attempts Yards TDs
Daythan Davis 17 111 3
Jarrett Stidham 23 75 0
 
Receiving Receptions Yards TDs
Taco Anderson 8 89 0
Brock Morrison 5 79 1

 

Key Personnel and Scouting Report

 

Offense
There is nothing new about Aledo's offense. They will run plays out of shotgun most of time but can line up under center in power formations as well. The Bearcats have another big physical offensive line. Bad news for the Bearcat opponents there is another Bishop under center. Luke Bishop the younger brother of 3 time state champ Matthew Bishop is the signal caller for the Bearcats. Everyone has been raving about Daythan Davis at running back. The senior moved over to offense from his linebacker position for 2013. Davis is a beast at 6'2 225 and punished Highland Park last week for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Taco Anderson is the go to receiver and he is also a returning starter. Tight end Whatley is another good receiver for the Bearcats. He made a great one handed catch against the Scotties last week.

 

Defense
The Aledo defense was even more impressive against Highland Park. They limited the Scots to only 3 points and owned the line of scrimmage all night. The Bearcats base out of the 4-3 and are led by their standout middle linebacker Jordan Mittie. Mittie is a 3 year starter and their top play maker on defense. Aledo absolutely dominated HP up front and defensive tackle Cory Stitle is a good one. The Bearcat secondary is loaded with speed, returning starter Johnny Carter is their best cover corner.

 

Special Teams
Aledo appears to be solid in the kicking game this year. The Bearcats have some cats that can fly and the Jackets must be disciplined in their kick coverage assignments.


Prediction

Last year the Jackets struggled in their loss to Monterrey and Aledo was coming off a dominant performance against HP. I remember thinking, I just want to see improvement from the previous week for Stephenville regardless of the outcome. The Jackets did more than just improve from the Monterrey game they dominated Aledo from the get go. Anyone who was at last years game know the game was not as close as the final score 41-28 Stephenville. I know Aledo is better than last year and I believe the Jackets will make big strides in their quality of play from last week as well. Will it be enough to knock off the 4A #2 team at their house. The homer in me says yes. When in doubt always go with your inner homerism.
Stephenville 31 Aledo 28


Now for the rest of the 7-4A picks.

 

Alvarado Indians (1-0) @ Mexia Blackcats (0-1): Alvarado beat Bridgeport last week 42-30. Mexia meanwhile got throttled by China Spring 49-28. The Blackcats finished 0-10 last year and are picked last in district 19-3A in 2013. This one will get ugly for Mexia.
Alvarado 49 Mexia 13

 

Glen Rose Tigers (0-1) @ China Spring Cougars (1-0): The Tigers appear down this year after their loss to a not very good Carrollton Ranchview. China Spring is a consistent 3A playoff team and this is somewhat of a rivalry game. I expect the Cougars to roll in this one.
China Spring 42 Glen Rose 14

 

Hillsboro Eagles (0-1) @ Hamilton Bulldogs (0-1): I thought Hillsboro might be improved from last year with 14 returning starters. I guess I thought wrong as they were hammered by 2A Buffalo. The Eagles get another 2A team this week as they travel to Hamilton. The Bulldogs were beat convincingly last week by Comanche 32-7. This will be one of just a few games Hillsboro can get a "W".
Hillsboro 21 Hamilton 14

 

Venus Bulldogs (1-0) vs. Dallas Jefferson Patriots (0-1): I was a little surprised by Venus' 7 point victory last week over FW Poly. I thought the margin of victory would of been larger. There is no easy way to put this, Jefferson is one of the worst football programs in Texas. They lost last week to Dallas Adamson 19-12. Venus rolls this week..
Venus 35 Jefferson 6

 


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