Fresh off of a win the 97th Battle of 287, the Waxahachie Indians football team plays the second of three pre-district ballgames Thursday against the Pirates of Mesquite Poteet.
The Pirates fell in the season opener to Denton Ryan, 28-14.
The game will be held at Mesquite Memorial Stadium, located at 2500 Memorial Blvd in Mesquite.
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 6:30 p.m. on either 1390 AM or 99.1 FM.
Per UIL regulations, all early ticket sales end at 11 a.m. Thursday. Adult tickets are $6 and students at $3 until the early cutoff (cash only) and can be purchased at the Waxahachie Daily Light until 11:30 a.m. Friday.
General admission tickets are $7 at the gate.
ABOUT THE INDIANS
The Tribe began its first season under longtime varsity assistant coach and 1990 Waxahachie graduate, Todd Alexander, with a 54-32 win against Ennis in week one.
Demani Richardson (senior) led the Tribe with 161 rushing yards and three touchdowns on nine carries against the Lions.
Jaden Watson added 120 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, while quarterback Campbell Sullivan accounted for 54 yards on nine carries.
Fellow quarterback DJ Hollywood completed 5-of-7 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns, with both scores through the air going to Keshawn Anderson (4-158).
The defensive unit, led by first-year Waxahachie defensive coordinator, Jeff Berry, featured several sophomore starters in the week one win against the Ennis Lions. It will look to pick up where the Denton Ryan defense left off on Friday, as the Raiders allowed just 197 yards of total offense and 14 points.
Because of their efforts, the Indians were named Dave Campbell's Texas Football 6A US Army values team of the week.
ABOUT THE PIRATES
Poteet surrendered a touchdown in each of the four quarters Friday night against perennial power Denton Ryan.
In fact, the Pirates lone two touchdowns during the 28-14 loss came on a 60-yard pass from quarterback Dalton Dale to Devon Martin and a 75-yard pass from Dale to Louis Moore.
Dale finished the game with 165 yards passing on 9-of-16 through the air.
Seth McGowan led the Poteet rushing attack with 59 yards on 18 carries.
The Indians and Pirates have met just twice all-time. Poteet won 56-38 in 2010 and then 46-41 in 2011.
Waxahachie plays its first home game of the 2018 season at 7:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 14 against Flower Mound Marcus. Poteet will travel to Mansfield and Newsom Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff against Mansfield Summit next Friday.