PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

November 29, 2012

Nederland-Dawson kickoff capsule


The Port Arthur News

HOUSTON — Nederland vs. Pearland Dawson

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Reliant Stadium

Records: Nederland (11-1); Dawson (12-0)

Last year: Dawson 33-25

Series: Dawson leads 1-0

Radio: KLVI AM 560, legacysportsnetwork.com

Internet videostream: www.panews.com Saturday at noon and thereafter

Nederland capsule: Nederland needs to score 22 points against Dawson

to top 400 for the season. The last time the Bulldogs scored that many

points was in 2004. It’s also the third time in the last 10 years that

Nederland’s offense has averaged over 30 points per game. The Bulldogs

are averaging 31.5 per game this year. They averaged 30.5 in 2008 and

33.7 in 2004. … Senior linebacker Korbin Stampley topped 120 tackles

for the season with 12 against Pflugerville Connally. Junior end De

Shawn Washington also reached a milestone, getting to 10 sacks with

three against Connally. He trails senior end Koby Couron by three

sacks for the team lead. … Junior running back Kendrick Hopkinsat, 1,924 yards, is

close to topping 2,000 yards rushing for his career, but he’s also

close to surpassing former backfield mate Troy Benjamin’s 2,111 career

yards for second place under Larry Neumann. … With 18 yards against

Dawson, Carson Raines will also pass Dustin Hood for the most passing

yards since 2000 with 3,849. Raines currently sits at 3,831. …Since

2002, no Nederland runner has averaged more yards per carry than

senior receiver Michael Shaw. For his career, Shaw is averaging 12.30

yards on 23 carries. No other runner has topped 10 yards per carry

over that stretch.

Dawson capsule: After beating Nederland in the regional round last

year, Dawson beat Angleton 27-23 before losing to eventual state

champion Lake Travis in the state semifinals. … In addition to Texas

A&M commit RB James White, Dawson has three other players drawing

college interest. Junior receiver Tony Upchurch is drawing interest

from Texas A&M, Texas and LSU. He caught 40 passes for 789 yards last

season, his first playing football after focusing on basketball

previously. In last year’s game against Nederland, Upchurch caught one

pass for 25 yards. He has 41 catches for 905 yards and 11 TDs this

season. … Junior offensive lineman Braxton Kelly, who is 6-foot-1, 260

pounds, is also drawing interest from colleges, along with senior

6-foot-3, 175 pound receiver Corstian Hill, who has caught 12 passes

for 192 yards and two TDs this season. … Eight different Eagles have

rushed for TDs this season. White leads the way with 28, but

quarterback Josh Sharp has eight, RB Shawn McDuff has seven and Brett

Winnegan has three. Five different backs have rushed for at least 300

yards, including Upchurch, who has added 313 yards on 28 carries with

a TD to his receiving total.

LINEUPS

Nederland

OFFENSE

QB – Carson Raines (18)

RB – Kendrick Hopkins (24)

RB – Brandon Dial (27)

WR – Michael Shaw (2)

WR – Seth Barrow (4)

WR – Colton Kimler (9)

OL – Justin Byrd (69)

OL – Jacob Brinkley (66)

OL – Cole Brown (62)

OL – Brock Pryor (55)

OL – Dannis Latiolais (63)

DEFENSE

DE – De Shawn Washington (90)

DT – Caleb Malveaux (49)

DT – Brock Pryor (55)

DE – Koby Couron (92)

LB – Jordan Wood (25)

LB – Korbin Stampley (33)

CB – Zach Taylor (11)

S – Sage Seay (10)

S – Colton Kimler (9)

S – Bryce Whaley (8)

CB – Seth Barrow (4)



Dawson

OFFENSE

QB – Josh Sharp (4)

RB – James White (2)

WR – Tony Upchurch (11)

WR – Jordan Mattox-Williams (15)

WR – Corstain Hill (9)

WR – Colby Trahan (8)

OL – Braxton Kelly (60)

OL – Josh Lewis (72)

OL – Jacob Aguirre (51)

OL – Malcolm McLemore (70)

OL – Folabi Akanbi (79)

DEFENSE

DE – Charles Watts (99)

DT – Jasper Riley (76)

DE – Eric England (75)

LB – Ryan Woods (13)

LB – Alan Galloway (22)

LB – Adrian Reed (37)

CB – Mario Thomas (1)

S – Josh Moten (5)

S – Tyler Bernier (3)

S – Tevonte Moody (16)

CB – Chris Hosanna (24)