Northwest has cruised through the first two weeks of the season, including last week’s 49-14 win over Grapevine.
To stay undefeated, the Texans this Friday must take down their toughest opponent so far. Northwest (2-0) travels to Midlothian (2-0) with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
“We played better,” coach Bill Patterson said about Friday’s win. “We clicked on all cylinders, and our coaches did a great job getting our kids ready to play.”
Northwest put up 42 points in the first half against Grapevine. Quarterback Jessie Drummer was a perfect 11 for 11 with five touchdowns – all of it coming in the first three quarters.
Running back Dennis Adrole ran for two touchdowns of his own.
Things could get tougher this week against a good Midlothian team. The Panthers upended the Texans last year 21-9.
“We are stepping up in class this week,” Patterson said. “Midlothian is a playoff team for sure. They do a lot of stuff on defense, and they run the ball well. It will be a good test.”
Midlothian has outscored its first two opponents, Waxahachie and Timber Creek, 103-21.
“It’s good to get some wins, but we also need to play a good team,” Patterson said. “This team is like a lot we’ll see in district.”
And that will come soon. The Texans have a bye next week before opening district at Keller.
NORTHWEST (2-0) AT
at MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium
Northwest: Harris Rating 218
Notable: Texan quarterback Jessie Drummer was 11 for 11 last week with five touchdowns.
Midlothian: Harris Rating 236
Notable: The Panthers are averaging 351 yards per game rushing.
Harris line: Midlothian by 24