Thursday night high school football capsule

East Union (8-4) at Houlka (3-8)

football_icon_greenThe Players

East Union: 2013 WR Lane Plunk is scheduled to be the Urchins’ starting QB. … He’ll have a big target in 6-foot-4 Cody Taylor at wide receiver. … Senior LB Triston Lady is the lone returning starter on defense.

Houlka: Senior QB Tyreque Reed is the team’s best athlete. … RB Wyatt Easterly is a tough guy to tackle one-on-one. … Quintavin Beaty, Jr. is one of a trio of ball carriers who go over and play LB.

Four Downs

• The game, at Okolona, marks the opening of Mississippi high school football.

• East Union, testing a new defensive unit, will be tested by athletic Houlka.

• The Urchins run the ball. Houlka has three good LBs in Tyreque Reed, Quintavin Beaty and Wyatt Easterly.

• It’s the first game for new Houlka coach Sid Burt.

Brandon Speck