While it’s unfortunate for the Indians that zero week went about the same in 2013 as it did in 2012, they are hoping that week two goes just like it did in 2012.
After stewing on its big loss to Midlothian in 2012, Waxahachie came out and dominated West Mesquite en route to a 42-0 victory at home.
The Wranglers don’t have a win yet in two games and are struggling to find a groove on offense.
The Wranglers are scoring just eight points per game, but is averaging about 300 yards of offense per game. The big issue has been turnovers. West Mesquite has turned the ball over seven times.
West Mesquite’s biggest weapon has been quarterback Chason Virgil. He has thrown for 344 yards on 25 completions, but just one touchdown to two interceptions. He is also averaging almost five yards per carry.
Considering how poor the Wranglers’ offense has been, the fact that their defense has allowed just 44 points is impressive. Teams have thrown for just 250 yards against West Mesquite so far. A big reason for that is safety Dylan Sumner-Gardner, who has already committed to play football for Texas A&M.
Look for the Indians to ride sophomore running back Trevon Smith, who had an impressive varsity debut with 110 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Waxahachie will also be hoping to get its starting quarterback Max McCulloch back from an injury. He rolled his ankle during a scrimmage a few weeks ago and played very sparingly against Midlothian. His return will only help the Indian offense get going after it scored just two touchdowns against Midlothian.
The Indians (0-1) and the Wranglers (0-2) will both try for their first win at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Mesquite ISD’s Memorial Stadium.
Midlothian’s secondary will get put to the test by a really good quarterback, Justin Northwest’s Jesse Drummer.
The junior was a perfect 11 for 11 on pass attempts last week and threw for 216 yards and five touchdowns. On the season, Drummer has thrown just four incomplete passes, zero interceptions and seven touchdowns.
His favorite target this year has been senior Chase Morrison, who has 10 catches for 249 yards and four touchdowns.
Through two games, Midlothian has rushed for almost 700 yards and 11 touchdowns. Like Drummer, Midlothian quarterback Jimmy Fouse has only thrown four incomplete passes, but he has just 179 yards and one touchdown. Fouse is more of a threat with his legs than Drummer is though.
Midlothian’s Victor Williams has rushed for 220 yards on 13 carries. Najee Mustafaa has 111 rushingyards and three touchdowns.
Both the Panthers (2-0) and Texans (2-0) will aim to remain undefeated when the team’s square off at 7:30 p.m. in Midlothian.
Red Oak at Crowley
The Hawks got a big second half to knock off Corsicana last week.
Logan Thompson completed seven of nine passes for two touchdowns and he ran 17 times for 108 yards and two more touchdowns.
The Hawks (2-0) scored the final 28 points in their 49-21 victory.
Crowley (2-0) has survived a pair of tough tests already this year. The Eagles beat Kennedale by one-point and outlasted North Crowley by 10 points.
The Eagles give up more than 380 yards of offense a game so Thompson could be poised for another big game.
North Forney at Ennis
The Lions blew out Burleson Centennial in zero week, but had a tougher time getting past Lewisville last week.
Ennis (2-0) has been led by wide receiver Tre Elliot’s seven catches for 149 yards and two scores. Devin Smith has thrown for 359 yards and four scores.
North Forney (1-1) needed a big second half to beat Royse City. The Falcons are led by running back Armani Watts, who ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score last week.