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Tenaha Football Playoff Capsule

Dec. 6, 2017 at 10:34 p.m.


CLASS 2A DIVISION II REGION II STATE QUARTERFINALS

TENAHA (13-0) VS. TIMPSON (11-2)

Time: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Stadium: Bulldog Stadium, Carthage

Coaches

Tenaha: Craig Horn

Timpson: Kerry Therwhanger

Last week: Tenaha 35, Iola 14; Timpson 67, Grapeland 28

Up next: State semifinals vs. either Burton or Falls City

Players to watch

Tenaha: C.J. Horn (126 of 160, 2,573 yards, 25 TD, 3 Int; 61 carries, 593 yards, 14 TD) ... Onterio Thompson (149 carries, 2,024 yards, 26 TD) ... Trai Gardner (49 catches, 1,020 yards, 13 TD) ... Jay Lloyd (33 catches, 600 yards, 9 TD) ... Cody Foshee (21 catches, 544 yards, 7 TD) ... T. Giles (161 tackles) ... Christian Ashton (112 tackles) ... Trenton Soto (97 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries) ... Jaurmez Brock (103 tackles, 4 sacks) ... Jatorian Calloway (3 interceptions)

Timpson: Jordan Osby (284 yards, 6 TD vs. Grapeland)

Did you know: Tenaha has outscored opponents by a combined 676-77 this season, including 160-14 in the playoffs ... Timpson fell to the Tigers, 40-6, on Nov. 10 in the regular season finale for both, but the Bears rebounded to outscore Hull-Daisetta, three-time defending state champion Bremond and Grapeland by a combined 138-75 in the playoffs ... Tenaha and Timpson have played 60 previous times, but never in the playoffs. Timpson holds a 37-18-5 advantage in the series, but Tenaha has won 10 in a row and 11 of 12 ... Timpson won 16 in a row against the Tigers from 1963-1977 ... Thompson carried 15 times for 206 yards and two TDs in the previous meeting against the Bears back in November

Twitter-sized preview: Longtime rivals meet for the first time in the postseason. Timpson played giant killer two weeks ago against Bremond, but Tenaha simply has too many weapons.

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