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In their second week of district play, the South Oak Cliff Bears are headed into a matchup against the Dallas Spruce Timberwolves. With both teams fighting for another victory to add to their record, VYPE DFW takes a look at their seasons and what fans can expect heading into this Friday night battle!
Focused on their season, the Bears haven't had the start that they expected. Opening play in a 34-13 loss on the road to Duncanville, South Oak Cliff immediately bounced back for a 42-21 home opening victory against Lancaster. Week three saw a disappointing loss to DeSoto (54-14), the Bears pulled themselves back up for a final non-district victory over Parish Episcopal (49-14).
Last week, South Oak Cliff opened district play against Dallas Adamson in a 55-0 victory. Carter Kopecy tallied over 300 passing yards (340) and six passing touchdowns in the victory. Daveon Ennis led the team in receiving with 87 yards and one touchdown while Trey Jackson wasn't far behind with 73 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Others at the end of Kopecy's touchdown passes included Rickey Evans (who recorded 53 receiving yards, one touchdown), Jaylen Moore (33 receiving yards, one touchdown), and Eli Baesa (20 receiving yards, one touchdown). The team will look to showcase offensive power over Spruce on Friday night.
A little bit different of a start to the season than the Bears, Dallas Spruce opened up their schedule with three consecutive victories. A home-opening 44-0 shut-out victory over Fort Worth Polytechnic followed by a convincing 46-6 victory on the road against Dallas Roosevelt left the Timberwolves feeling confident early in the season. Week three saw another non-district win for the Timberwolves as they outlasted North Dallas in a 21-17 battle. During their final non-district matchup, the team fell in a tough loss to Seagoville (44-7).
Last week, the team opened district play against Dallas Kimball. Fighting hard through tough moments, the Timberwolves eventually fell in a 38-15 loss. Led by Jaylon Warren, Kelvin Jones, Evan Fairley, Xzavion Beard, Vinyuan Coehn, and others, the team will look to improve against South Oak Cliff on Friday.
Last season, South Oak Cliff hosted Dallas Spruce in a 48-0 shut-out victory over the Timberwolves. Looking to remain dominant in their district and seeking another state title, fans can expect the Bears to enter the game ready to set the tone, take charge, and pull away. Fired up and ready to showcase their ability to hang with the big dogs, Dallas Spruce just might have a few tricks up their sleeve. Looking to post their first victory in a couple of weeks (and their first in district play), the team will fight hard against South Oak Cliff.
Kick-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29 at Pleasant Grove High School.
Off to an unexpected 2-2 start to the season, the back-to-back defending state champions are looking to enter district play with determination and focus. VYPE DFW takes a look at what has happened so far for the Golden Bears and what fans can expect as they enter district play this week!
With a back-and-forth district record, the South Oak Cliff Bears have had a start to the season that isn't quite what fans expected. Traveling to open their season, the team posted a 34-13 loss against Duncanville in week one. Regrouping and geared up for action, the team went into week two with their heads held high and defeated Lancaster by a score of 42-21 in a home opener for the season. With DeSoto breathing down their necks in a week three 54-14 loss, South Oak Cliff bounced back last week to defeat four-time (consecutive) defending TAPPS state champion Parish Episcopal in a 49-14 trouncing.
Opening district play in a Thursday night matchup against Dallas Adamson, fans can expect to see this team ready to flourish. Led by the likes of Ricky Evans, Trey Jackson, Deveon Ennis, Khalil Ewell, Danny Green, Brandon Jones, Jayden Shelton, Semaj'Dre Gasaway, Perry Grundy, Jamarion Phillips, and more, this team knows exactly what it wants: a 3-peat.
Fired up with a chip on their shoulder, fans can expect South Oak Cliff to take control of their district standings and enter playoffs with ease. Keep your eyes on this crew as they attempt to continue showcasing their talent and ability through the 2023-24 season.