Heading into their penultimate district contest of the year, the Bellville Brahmas (2-1) have a chance to upend the La Grange Leopards (3-0) and knock their hopes of a district crown down a peg, for now.
Bellville will hit the road for its Week 9 tilt after sandwiching wins in its first three District 12-4A-D2 games over Smithville, 23-20, on Oct. 11, and a 27-7 win over Caldwell last week. Giddings, the other 3-0 team in district play, handed the Brahmas their lone loss so far on the season, 30-16.
La Grange collected wins over Royal (42-12), Caldwell (25-15) and Smithville (14-13) before hitting a bye week last week ahead of its final pair of district clashes. The Leopards fell in just one matchup in their pre-district play, 55-22 to the Navarro Panthers who sit atop District 13-4A-D2, and have compiled a point per game average of 31.2.
By comparison, Bellville (5-3 overall) owns a point per game average of 21.1 but has allowed an average of 18 per game while La Grange has yielded an average of 24 points per game.
Both teams are better on the road with the Leopards owning a spotless 5-0 record outside of La Grange and winning two of three home contests. The Brahmas have picked up three wins in four away games and own a 2-2 record at the Pasture of Pain this year. This Friday’s contest will be played at Leopard Stadium.
Caldwell and Royal will meet at Falcon Stadium in a meeting of 0-3 teams in the other District 13-4A-D2 action this week while Smithville (1-2) remains idle.