It’s been a long wait for the Northwest Texans to get back on the football field. They were left with a bad taste in their mouths after their performance against Midlothian that resulted in their lone loss of the season two weeks ago.
“We didn’t play well on either side of the ball,” Northwest coach Bill Patterson said. “Usually after a performance like that you want to get right back on the field.”
Instead Northwest headed into their bye week where they worked to improve for a tough district schedule.
Northwest (2-1) hosts the Keller Indians (0-3) Friday at 7:30 p.m.
“We lifted, ran and worked on fundamentals,” Patterson said about the bye week. “Overall it went well. We did a lot of good things.”
It also gave Northwest a chance to heal up some bumps and bruises, as they bring a pretty healthy team into the district schedule.
Getting off to a good start in league play will be important, according to Patterson.
“Six of the seven teams are pretty even,” Patterson said. “Carroll is ahead of everyone. We just have to do things right. It will come down to who makes the fewest mistakes.”
Keller has struggled so far this young season, going winless in their pre-district schedule.
“Offensively they will run every formation you can think of,” Patterson said. “We have to be really prepared.”
Offensively nothing went right the last time the Texans took the field. Patterson says they just need to do the simple things to be successful against Keller.
“We’ve got to run the ball, and if guys are open we have to hit them,” Patterson said. “We’ve got to be better in both those areas.”
KELLER (0-3) AT NORTHWEST (2-1)
7:30 p.m. at Northwest ISD Stadium
Northwest: Harris Rating 214
Notable: The Texans have rushed for more than 100 yards in every game this season.
Keller: Harris Rating 205
Notable: The Indians are only averaging 11 points per game this season.
Harris line: Northwest by 10