Lone Star Gridiron

(Week 2: 2011) 3A Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs (2-0) @ 3A Carthage Bulldogs (1-1)

 

Tyler Chapel Hill @ Carthage

 

This is a game between state championship participants last season. Carthage won their 3rd consecutive state championship while Tyler Chapel Hill fell to Henderson in the Division I game. Tyler Chapel Hill has shown an explosive offense so far this season scoring 133 points in 2 games while Carthage beat 4A Jacksonville in week 0 but fell to Lindale last week in one of LSG's games of the week. Tyler Chapel Hill won this game in big fashion last year 46-14 snapping a 10 game winning streak by Carthage in the series. Carthage leads the series over the last 25 games 20-5.

Game History: (Last 25 games)
2010: Tyler Chapel Hill 46, Carthage 14
2003: Carthage 35, Tyler Chapel Hill 26
2002: Carthage 24, Tyler Chapel Hill 7
1999: Carthage 33, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1998: Carthage 49, Tyler Chapel Hill 14
1997: Carthage 37, Tyler Chapel Hill 6
1996: Carthage 44, Tyler Chapel Hill 15
1995: Carthage 14, Tyler Chapel Hill 10
1994: Carthage 17, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1993: Carthage 31, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1992: Carthage 13, Tyler Chapel Hill 10
1989: Tyler Chapel Hill 17, Carthage 0
1988: Tyler Chapel Hill 30, Carthage 6
1987: Tyler Chapel Hill 23, Carthage 0
1986: Carthage 28, Tyler Chapel Hill 10
1985: Carthage 28, Tyler Chapel Hill 6
1984: Carthage 43, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1983: Carthage 55, Tyler Chapel Hill 21
1982: Carthage 36, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1981: Carthage 41, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1980: Carthage 13, Tyler Chapel Hill 7
1979: Carthage 34, Tyler Chapel Hill 7
1978: Carthage 23, Tyler Chapel Hill 0
1977: Tyler Chapel Hill 14, Carthage 12
1976: Carthage 26, Tyler Chapel Hill 12

Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs 2011 Schedule
08/26/11 @ Palestine Westwood W 74-23
09/01/11 Whitehouse W 59-49

Carthage Bulldogs 2011 Schedule
08/26/11 Jacksonville W 43-12
09/02/11 @ Lindale L 21-33

Mike Says: The big question is: Can the Carthage defense slow down the Tyler Chapel Hill offense led by quarterback Avery Saenz. Saenz is completing 76% of his passes and has already thrown 10 TD passes. Carthage lost 2 in a row last season falling to Chapel Hill and then Nacogdoches the following week. After that they won 12 in a row to win their 3rd consecutive 3A crown. Tyler Chapel Hill is back stronger than ever this year. Carthage falls in their 2nd consecutive LSG Game Of The Week. Tyler Chapel Hill wins 34-17!!!

Chris Says: Lindale exposed Carthage not as a bad team, but as someone capable of taking their eye off the prize for a night.  That said, this is likely the game they were looking ahead to when Lindale beat them last week.  Tyler Chapel Hill however has not tripped up, unless you count giving up 49 points to Whitehouse as a stumble.  Both teams were given a wakeup call last week.  No one will be sleeping so it will just come down to the better team.  That just happens to be Tyler Chapel Hill right now as they get the win 34-20!!

What are your thoughts?