Few things went right for the Northwest Texans against Fossil Ridge last week. They went down 14-0 and couldn’t recover in a 28-10 loss. The loss put the Texans in a must-win situation to get back in control of their own destiny this week.
Northwest (4-1, 1-1) travels to take on the Haltom Buffaloes (2-2, 1-1) Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
“They are a good football team,” Northwest coach Bill Patterson said of Fossil Ridge. “They are well coached, and they had a good scheme for us.”
Northwest quarterback Jessie Drummer was under heavy pressure all night, and the Texans never could get in a flow offensively.
On top of that they lost their most explosive offensive player, Emmanuel Moore, to a chest contusion. He is expected to return by the Southlake game Oct. 18.
“He’s a tough kid, and he wants to be out there,” Patterson said. “He hates standing around.”
Haltom opened district with a win over Timber Creek and fell to Richland last week, 28-7.
“This is the biggest game of the year for us,” Patterson said. “With Southlake coming up next, we need this one. We don’t want to be having to depend on help from people at the end of the year.”
To do that the Texans need to get the offense back in gear, without Moore in the lineup at least for another week.
“We’ve got to move the ball and establish a running game,” Patterson said. “We have to play better or we arent’t going to beat anybody.”