Friday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
Rattler Stadium, Navasota
Last Matchup: 2018: Navasota 14, Sealy 38;
Sealy scored the first 22 points against Navasota in their last matchup, and Navasota struggled to move the ball through the air completing only 7-21 of its passes for 21 yards. The Tigers gained 416 yards on offense.
Series Record: Navasota leads series 4-1; 2015: NAV (W) 31-7; 2014: NAV (W) 65-6; 2011: NAV (W) 40-13; 2010: NAV (W) 33-17;
Last Week: Wharton 0, Sealy 55; Navasota 3, Bellaire Episcopal 28;
Sealy- The Tigers beat Wharton in a 55-0 lopsided affair but struggled to get its offense going early in a scoreless first quarter. Sealy racked up 444 yards on offense and held Wharton to 83.
Matthew Lord had rushing touchdowns of 5 and 37 yards for Sealy. He finished with 142 yards on 11 carries.
The Sealy offense also scored on a 9-yard run, passes of 42 and 10 yards and a 23-yard field goal. Defense also scored on two fumble returns.
Navasota- Navasota could only muster a lone 44-yard field goal from Miguel Alvarado as they lost to Bellaire Episcopal 3-28. The Rattlers managed just 122 yards on offense including 86 rushing yards and only 36 passing yards. Episcopal accumulated 346 yards on offense with 219 yards on the ground and 127 through the air.
Key Matchup: Navasota was inefficient moving the ball with its passing game during its week one loss. Navasota quarterback Zack Dyer looked uncomfortable in the pocket against a great defense. If the Rattlers want to upset the Tigers the offensive line of Navasota must win the matchup against Sealy’s defensive line. If the Tigers are able to pressure Dyer in the pocket then the Rattler passing game, and offense as a whole, could suffer in consecutive weeks.