The Trojans of and Longhorns of have had to wait two years to face each other on the gridiron, and with both teams off to 2-0 starts, tonight's 7:30 grudge match at Frank Fillman Stadium will be about more than bragging rights.
Both Kell and Lassiter turned in impressive performances in their last games. The Trojans put up 42 points in the first half against Sprayberry and cruised to a 49-3 victory. Lassiter's offense racked up 442 yards, with runningback Lane Jackman earning his first-ever 100 yard rushing game.
The walls of Troy were as strong as ever, limiting the Jackets to 84 net yards. The defense netted 12 tackles for loss and Senior safety Patrick Levandoski returned an interception for a touchdown, the first in his career.
Not to be outdone, the Longhorn defense stifled the Woodstock Wolverines, allowing no touchdowns in . The only Woodstock points came from field goals and two safeties resulting from bad punt snaps. Julian Burris recovered a fumble and returned it 75 yards for a Longhorns touchdown.
Runningback Jamari Moore racked up 119 yards and a touchdown in the contest, with 117 of those yards coming in the first half. His breakout play was a 68 yard touchdown run. Michael Valero caught a touchdown pass, and the ever dangerous Brendan Langley made an impact on both sides of the ball.
Despite leading the Lassiter offense with four touchdown passes last week, quarterback Eddie Printz received a tough shock earlier this week, when . It remains to be seen whether or not this will rattle Printz, who is a target for many big name college programs.
The all-time series between the two football powerhouses is tied at three games apiece, with Lassiter taking the last game 28-17 in 2009. Lassiter's coach Jep Irwin has never faced the Longhorns before, while his opposite number Derek Cook is 1-1 all time against the Trojans.