It might be a non-district matchup and it’s not an annual rivalry game, but rest assured that Friday night’s contest between two Class 2A DI playoff teams a year ago will have some added incentive on Friday the 13th when No. 8-ranked Garrison hosts No. 5 San Augustine to lead a busy area schedule.

The Garrison-San Augustine matchup is a rematch of the third-round playoff contest a year ago that wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter. This year’s contest will be played at Bulldog Stadium, kicking off at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the internet by the Garrison broadcast team at mixlr.com/garrisonbulldogs/.

The Cushing Bearkats (0-2) will be on the road for the first time in 2019, traveling south to Burkeville to face the winless Mustangs (0-2). Other area games Friday include: Alto hosting New Diana in the Yellowjackets’ homecoming game; T.K. Gorman at Tenaha; Big Sandy at Timpson; Gladewater at Center; and Cayuga at Mount Enterprise. All the contests except the Cushing game will get underway at 7:30 p.m.

San Augustine at Garrison — Last season the Garrison Bulldogs (1-0) were hoping to advance past the third round of the playoffs for the first time since the semifinal run of 2011. But the Wolves (1-0) took advantage of a blocked extra point in the second half which was returned for two points as San Augustine claimed a 29-27 win.

The Bulldogs were open during week one of the opening season, then turned in a heart-stopping 38-32 win over Class 3A DI Crockett. It was a sea-saw matchup that went back and forth until the final two minutes. Crockett attempted a 44-yard field goal with 1:22 on the clock with the score tied 32-32. The kick was short and Garrison all-state running back Sabastion Porter was there to catch the ball two yards inside the back line of the endzone. Porter broke a number of tackles and would not be denied until he had reached the endzone 108 yards later for the game-wining score in the 38-32 victory.

San Augustine had a bye week last Friday, opening the season with a dominating 70-7 win over Big Sandy.

Cushing at Burkeville — The Cushing Bearkats have been in both of their games this season, falling to Chilton (24-14) and Mount Enterprise (32-16), and will look to get their first win of the year at Burkeville at 7 p.m.

Burkeville has dropped contests to Hull-Daisetta (70-6) and the San Augustine JV (32-22).

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Friday’s Games

Cushing at Burkeville, 7 p.m.

San Augustine at Garrison (V), 7:30 p.m.

New Diana at Alto (HC) (V), 7:30 p.m.

T.K. Gorman at Tenaha (V), 7:30 p.m.

Big Sandy at Timpson (V), 7:30 p.m.

Gladewater at Center (V), 7:30 p.m.

Cayuga at Mount Enterprise (V), 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Game

Nacogdoches at Tyler Lee, 7 p.m.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.