By DAVID CLAYBOURN
“I think if we can product some points it should be a good game,” said Lions coach Marvin Sedberry. “Our offense will have to score some points. I think it’s a good match.”
Wylie’s averaging 28.4 points and 321.6 yards per game, compared to 9.2 points and 181.2 yards per game for the Lions.
However, Wylie’s been giving up an average of 38.4 points, which is why the Pirates are 0-5 for the season. They’s also lost 21-14 to Mesquite Poteet, 34-33 to West Mesquite and 44-36 to Sachse.
“They throw the ball quite a bit,” said Sedberry. “Offensively, they can put points on the board.”
Wylie’s sophomore quarterback Carson Cook is 82-of-155 passing for 914 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Cook threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates’ loss last week. He was 27-of-52.
Kalen Winkler led the Pirate receivers with 12 catches for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Winkler’s caught 34 passes for the 410 yards and five touchdowns this season.
Leland Dotson is Wylie’s second-leading receiver with 23 catches for 186 yards and one TD. Dotson is also the team’s leading rusher with 185 yards and one score on 34 carries.
Greenville managed 248 total yards in last week’s game, including 226 rushing.
Quarterback Marquist Davis led the Lions last week with 100 yards on 19 carries and was 2-of-7 passing for 16 yards. Davis now has 315 yards rushing for the season and is 23-of-45 passing for 147 yards.
Sophomore Tavoris Anderson, who was promoted from the junior varsity, scored on two of his first four varsity carries for the Lions last week. Anderson rushed for touchdowns of 12 and 40 yards to finish with 76 yards on 10 carries.
Tyler Matthews also rushed for 46 yards on nine carries.
Michael Hernandez tops the Lions’ receivers with eight catches for 55 yards and Neftali Vargas has five catches for 21 yards.
This game at Wylie ISD Stadium should help the Lions feel more comfortable in their surroundings in their next game. They also play next week at Wylie ISD against Wylie East.