The Northwest Texans’ district winning streak ended at three games last week, but they are anxious to start a new one.
Timber Creek (2-5, 2-2) travels to Northwest (5-2, 3-1) Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Northwest is licking their wounds after a 45-0 loss to Southlake, the defending 5A state champion.
“We got overwhelmed early,” Northwest coach Bill Patterson said. “We had some chances early and couldn’t connect. Southlake doesn’t get a lot of credit for their defense, but it is really good.”
Patterson said the Texans moved on quickly from the Southlake setback and started turning all their attention to Timber Creek early Saturday morning.
“We’ve got to win this game to keep control of our own destiny,” Patterson said.
Northwest will have the task of trying to slow a very potent Falcon rushing attack.
Cale Davis leads Timber Creek in rushing with 555 yards and two other backs have more than 300. The team averages 185 on the ground.
“They run the ball very well,” Patterson said. “We have to be solid up front defensively.”
The Falcons have dropped league games to Southlake Carroll and Keller Central. They defeated Haltom, and their latest victory was a 20-6 thumping of Richland.
A win by the Texans would allow them to keep control of their own destiny for second place in District 4-5A.
TIMBER CREEK (2-5, 2-2) AT NORTHWEST (5-2, 3-1)
7:30 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium
NORTHWEST: Harris Rating 220
NOTABLE: Northwest is only allowing 18 points per game.
TIMBER CREEK: Harris Rating 200
NOTABLE: The Falcons’ only two victories have come during district play.
HARRIS LINE: Northwest by 20