LAST WEEK: The Hawks routed Nevada Community, 55-14, and won the Class 4A, Div. II bi-district championship at Hawk Stadium.
THIS WEEK: Pleasant Grove (10-1) takes on Salado (8-3) at The Star in Frisco, Texas, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in a Class 4A, Div. II area playoff game.
OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Bruce Garrett racked up 100 rushing yards on just seven carries and a touchdown. Ben Harmon hit on 8 of 10 passes for 93 yards and two TDs. Sergio Rodriguez caught four passes for 55 yards and a score. Logan Johnson had 79 yards on just three totes and a touchdown. KJ Hicks, Shayne Nelson, Imahd Hicks and Reece Elrod each had a rushing TD. Corbin Shine scored on a reception.
DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Sergio Rodriguez had a 33-yard interception return. Dylan Hopkins led the defense with seven tackles. Marcus Burris had four tackles and a sack, Antonio Watkins had three tackles and a sack while Landon Jackson caused and recovered a fumble to go with four stops. Shayne Nelson had five tackles and Nick Martin made four stops.
COACH JOSH GIBSON'S COMMENTS: "Having eight different kids score a touchdown is pretty cool. Things like that are the coolest school records; not when one kid does it, but when many kids do it. And that is how our team is. We have a lot of unselfish guys that don't hang their heads when they aren't getting as many touches as they'd like. They are happy for their teammates. The more guys we have carrying our offense, the harder we are to stop.
"Our guys heated up pretty quickly in this cold weather. A lot of the guys aren't wearing sleeves. They enjoy it. We talk about it and any weather is Pleasant Grove weather. If it is raining, our offense is built to run in the rain. If it's cold, our kids are built to get a mental edge. I think they like it. They like playing in different elements. We get to play football together, and it's fun."