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Game of the Week (Wk 7 2013) – #9 1A DI West Sabine Tigers (5-0) @ #5 1A DI Alto Yellowjackets (4-2)

Game of the Week (Wk 7 2013) – #9 1A DI West Sabine Tigers (5-0) @ #5 1A DI Alto Yellowjackets (4-2)

2013 Week 7 Texas High School Football Game Of The Week

Alto leads this all-time series 3-0 including a 40-26 victory last year.

2013 Schedules:

West Sabine:
at Beaumont Msgr. Kelly (0-6) (W 27-2)
vs Hemphill (0-6) (W 71-6)
vs Saratoga West Hardin (3-3) (W 65-22)
vs Burkeville (0-6) (W 66-0)
at Shelbyville (3-3)* (W 52-20)
PF (281) PA (50)

Alto:
vs Elkhart (5-1) (L 35-36)
vs Groveton (4-2) (W 47-27)
at Tenaha (5-1) (L 7-42)
vs Frankston (1-5) (W 26-0)
at Trinity (3-3) (W 31-14)
at Cushing (1-5)* (W 45-0)
PF (191) PA (119)

10-1A DI Standings
West Sabine (5-0)(1-0)
Alto (4-2)(1-0)
San Augustine (2-4)(1-0)
Shelbyville (3-3)(0-1)
Cushing (1-5)(0-1)
Grapeland (1-5)(0-1)

Texas high school footballMike Says: This is a battle of new vs. old. Alto has been here in the spotlight many times while West Sabine is just stepping in. West Sabine's game against Tenaha a few weeks ago was cancelled and I was really looking forward to seeing how the Tigers would match-up there. That game would also have helped us with this one as Alto lost to Tenaha 42-7. The Yellowjackets have a strong history and they have not slowed down under new coach Paul Gould. They are well on their way to their 34th winning season out of the last 36 years. They should also add to their 25 year Winning Streak. The Tigers have dominated their opponents but their opponents combined record is only 6-24. Alto has been tested and has learned (even from their loss to Tenaha). The YELLOWJACKETS win it 35-21!!

Texas high school footballChris Says: This one appears to be more of a battle than it really is.  Sure, West Sabine has been rolling opponents but their strength of schedule doesn't come close to what Alto is playing.  The cancellation of the West Sabine/Tenaha game would have told us a lot about the Tigers, but I think we know enough already.  Alto is battle tested and will show it this week.  YELLOWJACKETS win 35-27!!

Texas high school footballLSG Intern Zach Says:  Still bummed the West Sabine-Tenaha game had to be cancelled. Mother Nature owes us for that one. As it stands, we really don’t know much about this Tigers team other than they can really pour on the points, breaking 60 three times so far this season. Alto has been disappointing this season, dropping a heart-breaker to Elkhart in Week 0 and getting rocked 42-7 by Tenaha. See why I’m still thinking about that rainout? Even without that as a basis for comparison, West Sabine has been the better team this season. Tigers 38-24.

Texas high school footballLSG Intern William Says: 56.2 points per game is an absurd number, but that’s just what West Sabine is doing offensively on a nightly basis. This number is deflated from the fact they only scored 27 points in their first game against Kelly Catholic. For Alto however, Jacolby Whitaker is leading this Alto offense with 641 yards and 9 touchdowns so far this year. The senior leadership has accounted for the lack of depth that Alto has, but 56.2 points per game is still ringing in my ear. Tigers win 48-32.

Texas high school footballLSG Writer Scott Says: West Sabine is unbeaten and perhaps would have liked a shot to derail Tenaha in a game that was called due to inclement weather. Tenaha defeated Alto 42-7 in Week 3. Junior quarterback Reshod Williams leads the way for West Sabine and is joined by running back Nick Williams. West Sabine also features three linemen over 250 pounds. Alto is still dangerous despite its two losses. Running back Jacolby Whitaker is vastly underrated and has over 600 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Quarterback Zac Sturns is another senior leader having rushed for more than 500 yards this season for Alto. Alto takes this one, 34-30.

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