The Duncanville Panthers meet up with the Arlington Bowie Volunteers in the Division 1 UIL regional semi-finals on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium.
Duncanville (10-2) comes into the game having defeated Hebron 52-7 last week. Bowie (10-2) downed Midland 37-30 to advance in the playoff.
Trezon Connley will be leading the Panthers and is 65-104 in passing for the season with 752 yards, 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Also seeing time at quarterback has been Jalan Mclin. While both players are a running threat, 28 carries for 230 yards and 3 touchdowns, Mclin is used more as a runner than a passer, going 2-4 for 40 yards and 1 interception.
Keilon, junior running back, has emerged as the big dog in the backfield when it comes to the rushing game. Elder is currently averaging 6 yards per carry with 536 yards on 77 carries and 6 touchdowns. Tre Siggers has also stepped up in the rushing game after Jayin Nelson went down due to injury. Siggers either lines up in the backfield, or carries on sweeps from his wide receiver position. Siggers has 46 carries for 395 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Siggers is also the leading receiver with 68 catches for 729 yards, averaging 10 yards a catch, with 3 touchdowns. Behind Siggers is Isaiah Upshaw with 38 catches for 520 yards and 7 touchdowns, and Mackendrick Jackson with 18 catches for 501 yards and 6 touchdowns.
For the season, Duncanville averages 422.8 yards per game on offense and only allowed 251 yards per game on defense. The Panthers are also scoring an average of 33.3 points per game, while only giving up 17.8.
Coming into the game, the Volunteers are averaging 377.8 yards per game, giving up 274.2 yards per game on defense, only scoring 29.8 points per game and giving up 23.3 points per game.
At quarterback for the Volunteers is Donoven Davenport. Dvenport is 155 of 288 passing for 2,031 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions. While Davenport is also a running threat, the leading rusher for Bowie is Branden Ellis with 907 yards for the season on 140 carries and 10 touchdowns. The leading receiver for the Volunteers is Braydon Johnson with 37 catches for 650 yards and 9 touchdowns.
The winner of this game will take on the winner of the game between San Angelo Central and Allen. Central and Allen play at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at San Angelo Stadium.