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5A Week Three Preview and Big Game of the Week

The Old Coach and Scout come together to preview the big games and players you need to know about in 5A for week three of Texas High School Football action...

TOC Big Game of the Week

No. 10 Waxahachie (2-0) vs. No. 24 Ennis (1-1)

The 'Hachie Indians will be coming into this game riding a high after knocking off a talented Highland Park squad and now has itself as a favorite to march deep into the 5A playoffs.

The team features a great 1-2 punch on offense led by running back and TCU Horned Frogs commit Kenedy Snell and Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver commit Jalen Reagor. Reagor had a video game highlight clip last week (below) and the duo has put up an average of 43 points per game in its first two contests. 

Ennis will match-up with a big offensive front and try to control the ball, but it will be a game that is won by superior play on defense, a defense that was pushed by John Tyler last weekend and will be pushed again this week. 

Scout 100 Prospect Watch: Jack Anderson

Dallas Wilson (2-0) vs. Frisco (2-0)

The Old Coach DFW Storyteller Matt Diggs will be live at the Frisco Star to see the cross-town battle that will feature the up front blocking of the talented No. 1 rated center and Texas Tech Red Raiders commit Jack Anderson and his Raccoons teammates.


Jack Anderson 2016 Evaluation: It's easy to see what makes Anderson special as a prospect. He is so fast off the ball at times it seems he is going to be getting called for a false start. He can be a grimy blocker in the trenches, but his feet and agility are good enough that he can get to the second and third level with relative ease. In the game he had a pancake block that he held for almost five full seconds and a block where he as able to knock two defenders to the turf on the same play. Fun stuff, Mr. Pancake.

Frisco is currently undefeated and runs an option attack that usually goes behind the blocks of the four-star OL prospect. But Frisco High has a dual-OL threat as it will also feature Dawson Deaton, a three-star OL who is  also committed to Texas Tech.

Wilson will rely heavily on running back D.J. Green on offense, who earned the nickname "speedy", you know because he's fast. 

Scout on the Town

No. 1 Denton Ryan (2-0) vs. Wylie East (2-0)

It's the Raiders vs. Raiders. 

Denton Ryan will be a heavy favorite, but it should be tested by East, a team that was a strong playoff team in 2015. 

We will be out at Wylie ISD Stadium on Thursday to see No. rated team in 5A take on a Wylie East team that is led by senior running back Eno Benjamin, who is getting snaps at quarterback so far this season. 

Benjamin has been the star of the show now for two years and he rarely has to pass the rock, but getting the ball in his hands on every snap is optimal for the Wylie East offense. 

Ryan is led on offense by a duo of of 2018 Scout 300 prospects in wide receiver Gabriel Douglas and quarterback Spencer Sanders and on defense by a duo of 2017 Scout 300 defensive linemen in Earnest Brown IV and Javaris Steward

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