Decatur looks for 3 straight

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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It took all 48 minutes, but the Decatur Eagles came back to get a win at Burkburnett Friday.

Quarterback Grayson Muehlstein accounted for all six of his team’s touchdowns, and he will need another big game against Wichita Falls Hirschi this week if the Eagles are to keep their win streak going.

Decatur (2-1) hosts the Hirschi Huskies (3-0) Friday for homecoming at Eagle Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Hirschi has struggled the past few years, but everything seems to be coming together for them this season. They are off to a 3-0 start and have outscored their opponents 169-30, including a 70-9 win over Holliday last week. They defeated Mineral Wells 68-0 the week before.

“They are very explosive,” Decatur coach Kyle Story said. “They have speed all over the field and have always been a scary football team.”

The Huskies are doing most of their damage on the ground, averaging 275 yards rushing per game, scoring 24 touchdowns in just three games.

“They will show you a lot of different looks in different situations, but they are mostly a spread team,” Story said. “They have five or six guys that can really hurt you when they get out in space.”

Hirschi will prove to be another tough test for a Decatur defense that has struggled all year. The Eagles allowed 286 rushing yards to Burkburnett’s Marquis Askew.

“We’ve got to make open field tackles,” Story said about the match-up. “They have guys that can break it at anytime.”

Decatur’s offense may need to put up a bunch of points again to keep up. After a slow start last week, the Eagle offense responded in a big way, especially the 20-point fourth quarter.

“We can’t come out and go three and out the first two times again,” Story said. “We need to get in a rhythm and stay more consistent.”


7:30 p.m.
Eagle Stadium

Decatur: Harris Rating 210

Notable: Decatur rolled over the Huskies last year 49-9.

WF Hirschi: Harris Rating 207

Notable: Hirschi is already 3-0 after starting last season 0-4.

Harris line: Pick

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