South Grand Prairie Warriors (6-4) vs. Belton Tigers (7-3)
Friday, November 11 – 7:30 p.m.
Tiger Stadium – Belton, Texas
Belton and South Grand Prairie tangle in bi-district action as the Class 6A Division I playoffs begin this week. The Tigers closed out the regular season on a three-game winning streak and enter postseason as the top seed in Division I from District 8-6A.
Conversely, the Warriors finished their regular season on a two-game losing streak, falling to playoff bound Cedar Hill and DeSoto. South Grand Prairie qualified as the Division I second seed from District 7-6A.
In its last game, Belton crushed Copperas Cove 56-21 as the Tiger offense rolled up 616 yards. Quarterback Peyton Mansell, an Iowa commit, passed for 272 yards with 10 completions in 13 attempts including five touchdown tosses covering 19, 70, 33, 7, and 68 yards. Mansell threw only once in the second half, resulting in a 68-yard scoring catch by tight end Reminton Lutz.
For the season, the senior quarterback has passed for 2,169 yards, completing 158-of-221 attempts for 30 touchdowns with six interceptions. Mansell also rushed for 914 yards on 116 carries with 13 scoring runs.
Against the Bulldawgs, Davion Peoples paced Belton’s ground game with 155 yards on 15 carries and scored an 80-yard gallop on his final touch. In 2016, Peoples has gained 881 yards on 142 carries including 13 touchdowns.
South Grand Prairie lost its last game to undefeated DeSoto 37-31. Quarterback Nakia Brown passed for 243 yards with a 10-for-21 effort, throwing two interceptions and a single touchdown pass. In the regular season, Brown collected 1,320 yards through the air with 76 completions in 145 attempts, tossing 13 touchdown passes and four interceptions.
Against the Eagles, Brown added 62 rushing yards on 16 carries, scoring two touchdowns. For the year, Brown leads the Warrior ground game with 582 yards on 139 carries and six touchdowns.
This season, Brown’s favorite target has been J’vain Jackson, who leads the team in receiving yards with 336 on 16 catches including four for touchdowns. In the DeSoto contest, Jackson snared six receptions for 168 yards.