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Brazos Christian Eagles (2-1) @ Anderson-Shiro Owls (3-0)

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Last Meeting:2016:

Brazos Christian 28,

Anderson-Shiro 0;

Series Record: Brazos Christian leads the series 2-0. The two teams were scheduled to square off last year, but inclement weather forced the game to be canceled. 2016: Brazos Christian 28, Anderson-Shiro 0; 2013: Brazos Christian 24, Anderson-Shiro 20;

Last Week: Brazos Christian 54, KIPP Houston 0; Anderson-Shiro 26, Iola 0;

2019: Brazos Christian- At Brentwood Christian (L) 40-6; VS Snook (W) 48-38; At Kipp Houston (W) 54-0; Anderson-Shiro- VS Rosebud-Lott (W) 32-0; AT Leon (W) 41-20; VS Iola (W) 26-0;

The Matchup:

Brazos Christian likes to air it out on offense. Senior quarterback Bryce Steel has completed 64% (56-87) of his passes for 877 yards and 13 touchdowns. He spreads the ball around to multiple receivers but Jacob Smith 19 catches, 377 yards, six touchdowns is his most productive target. Trevor Collins has caught 19 passes for 261 yards and two touchdown receptions.

Anderson-Shiro is led by its defense and ground attack. Offensively Zaccarius Haynes has put together video game numbers against opposing defenses. He capitalizes on huge holes created by his offensive line. Haynes was named Texas High School Football’s Player of the Week for his 400-yard, six touchdown, week two performance against Leon. The defense has been stingy posting two shutouts in three games.

Keys to Victory: Brazos Christian will need to limit pressure on its quarterback if they plan on continuing to spread the ball around through the air. The Owls have a talented defensive-secondary so the Eagles will need to find ways to get the ball to their playmakers in space. Defensively the Eagles must win the battle in the trenches to prevent Haynes from racking up huge chunks of yards on the ground.

Anderson-Shiro needs to continue to dominate on both sides of the ball. The Owls haven’t lost the battle in the trenches on offense or defense which has propelled them to an undefeated start. Defensively the Owls must apply pressure on Steel and not allow him time to pick apart the secondary. If the Owls continue their consistent play on both sides of the ball, they should be able to wrap up non district undefeated.