The Waxahachie Indians look to bounce back from a week two road-loss in their opener Friday night against Flower Mound Marcus at Stuart B. Lumpkins Stadium.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lumpkins Stadium, located at 600 Indian Drive in Waxahachie.
Waxahachie fans now have an FM option on the radio dial to listen to Indian athletics, as KBEC 1390 has added 99.1 FM. Join the "Voice of the Indians," Ken Roberts, and coach Mike Turner for pregame programming at 7 p.m. on either 1390 AM, 99.1 FM or by searching for "KBEC" on the TuneIn app on Apple and Android devices.
Per UIL regulations, all early ticket sales end at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Adult tickets are $6 and students at $3 (cash only) and can be purchased at the Waxahachie Daily Light.
General admission tickets are $7 at the gate.
ABOUT THE INDIANS
Mesquite Poteet ran over (1-1) Waxahachie last Thursday at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, 48-7, just one week removed from the Indians securing a big win against Ennis in the season opener.
The Indians defense surrendered 390 total yards of offense to the Pirates, which included 118 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries for Seth McGowan.
Jaden Watson was the leading rushing for the Indians with 67 yards on 16 carries. As a team, the Indians gained 266 yards of total offense. Quarterbacks DJ Hollywood and Jordan Fay combined to go 5-for-18 through the air for 97 yards and three interceptions.
Fay was held out of the first Waxahachie football game with a left shoulder injury, while quarterback Campbell Sullivan did not play in week two after suffering an injury in the win against Ennis.
On the season, running back Demani Richardson leads the Indians ground game with 198 yards and three touchdowns on 11.7 yards-per-carry. Keshawn Anderson is the leading receiver for the Tribe with 163 yards on five catches. He has also scored two touchdowns.
ABOUT THE MARAUDERS
Flower Mound Edward S. Marcus High was held to 145 total yards in a week-one 25-7 loss to Arlington Bowie. The Marauders offense then tallied 315 total yards of offense in a week-two win 41-28 against McKinney Boyd.
The Marauders did, however, surrender 487 total yards of offense to the Boyd Broncos and 25 first downs. The majority of those yards came through the run game, as the Boyd Broncos ran for 287 yards on 41 carries (7 yards-per-carry).
Garrett Nussmeier (No. 13), the Marauders quarterback, has completed 36-of-60 passes for 312 yards with two touchdowns and one interception on the season.
Ty'son Edwards (No. 22) is the Marauders leading rusher with 43 yards on seven carries, while Justin Dinka (No. 2) has 35 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries (1.4 YPC).
Marcel Brooks (No. 9) is the clear-and-away big-play target for Nussmeier and the Marauders offense with 146 yards on three receptions. Dinka (7-40) and Grant Hutcherson (6-54, ) lead the team in receptions.
Brooks is the leader of the Marauder defense. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound outside linebacker is committed to Lousiana State University. He is a four-star recruit on ESPN and 247Sports and No. 101 in the ESPN 300 rankings for the 2019 graduating class.
The Indians and Marauders have met just once all-time, with the Marcus handing Waxahachie a 51-21 loss in 2011.
Waxahachie begins district play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 on the road against DeSoto.
Flower Mound Marcus takes week three off and then travels to Irving High School for a 7 p.m. kickoff Thursday, Sept. 27.