SPORTS HEADLINES

Texans face stiff test

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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
MIDLOTHIAN (2-0)

7:30 p.m.
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

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