District action for area teams opens this weekend of the gridiron for all the teams in Garvin County with the exception of Wynnewood and Paoli.
Paoli, in its 10-team district, has already played two-district games. Wynnewood would have played out of their district this week in their seven-team district but couldn’t find anyone to play them this week.
With the “First” part of the season in the book, the “Second” part of the season will determine who advances to the playoffs in November.
Several teams went on the road last week for the first time but are returning home to begin district play. Pauls Valley and Elmore City-Pernell return to the friendly confines of home while Maysville, Paoli and Stratford hit the road again.
Purcell at Pauls Valley
After facing their rival to the west in Lindsay last week, the Panthers turn to the north to face another rival in Purcell.
The Dragons are 2-1 after back-to-back wins against Class 2A rivals Washington and Lexington. Both PV and Purcell have a common opponent in Lindsay and the Leopards defeated both schools in non-district action.
New coach Shannon Watford is guiding the Dragons. Watford won back-to-back titles at Hennessey and is now looking to guide the Dragons there.
Jonah Woodly is the workhorse for the Dragons with 70 carries and 9 touchdowns. Woodly had three touchdowns last week against rival Lexington but it was the passing of Drew Rolin that grabbed the headlines.
Rolin threw for a career best 350 yards against Lex and had four touchdowns. His favorite target was Jonah Northcutt who had over 100 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
The Dragons defense has bee solid the last two weeks. They held Lex to less than 130 yards and held Washington in check giving up only 14 points.
Parker Bay and Barrett Huey have led the Dragon defense with 40 tackles between.
Northcutt and Erik Gonzales head the secondary and have an interception each.
Bother teams are looking to get of on a good foot in district play. Pauls Valley wants to get the bug-a-boo off their back and play four full quarters this week and get into the win column.
Kick off at Thompson Field in 7:30 p.m.