At this point in last year’s season, Skyline was 2-0, averaging 23.5 points per game and had just downed South Grand Prairie (23-12) and Arlington Martin (24-22). In their final non-district game the Raiders lost to Cedar Hill by a score of 20-10. Skyline went on to a 9-3 season and went two deep in the playoffs.
In 2015 Duncanville was 0-2 and struggling to find themselves under the tutelage of their new coach, Reginald Samples. Duncanville lost to Arlington High 57-37 and Mesquite Horn 44-41. The Horn game was later credited to Duncanville as Horn had to forfeit the game due to an ineligible player. Duncanville went on to a 3-7 year and missed the playoffs again.
The Panthers are 2-0 in non-district play, and averaging 37 points in those games. The Raiders hold an 0-2 record and only average 6.5 points per game. The Raiders suffered an embarrassing 7-55 loss to Arlington Martin, and a 5-44 loss to Mesquite Horn.
While Duncanville is averaging 483 yards per game, they are giving up 345 yards on average. Skyline is only averaging 277.5 per game, and giving up 358.5 yards per game. The Raiders have also allowed 49.5 points per game, while the Panthers have allowed opponents to average 27.5 points per game.
Duncanville is led by senior quarterback, and Texas State commit, Jaylin Nelson with 549 passing yards and 3 touchdown passes. Nelson is also the leading rusher with 163 yards and 2 touchdowns, to give him 712 total offensive yards. The leading receive for the Panthers is senior Tre Siggers with 18 receptions for 255 yards and 1 touchdown.
Terreon Randolph, senior, is the quarterback for the Raiders. Randolph has 218 yards and 1 touchdown. The leading rusher is sophomore Velton Gardner with 102 yards rushing and the leading receiver is junior Jarvis Williams with 85 yards.
The game will be played Friday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Kincaide Stadium. The Stadium is located on South Polk St., Dallas, just south if IH-20.