Schedule gets tough after bye for S. Oak Cliff

Dallas South Oak Cliff heads into its bye week with a perfect 3-0 record. When the Golden Bears return to action, that record will be seriously tested.

South Oak Cliff opens District 11-4A play against Dallas Carter (0-3) on Sept. 22 and Dallas Kimball (3-0) on Sept. 30. Those two games will likely go a long way toward deciding the 11-4A champion.

But the Golden Bears have looked solid so far. Running back Paul Franklin has 379 yards and five touchdowns while quarterback Jevone Valentine looks like a viable dual-threat, rushing for 247 yards while passing for 412.

SOC's most impressive win came two weeks ago against a scrappy Forney team.

With the Bears trailing by a touchdown in the third quarter, Franklin popped off a 46-yard touchdown run to tie it. In the fourth, the defense pulled down an interception with Forney in the red zone, and Valentine hit Corey Callicutt for an 84-yard touchdown on the ensuing drive, giving South Oak Cliff a 28-21 win.

The Golden Bears also defeated Fort Worth Dunbar (26-13) and Dallas Roosevelt (30-8).