Brazos ready for win No. 2

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With Brazos coming off its first win in District 15-2A play, Weimar will be coming off its first loss of the season, 52-7 to Shiner – who moved to 8-0 on the season.

The Cougars improved their overall record to 3-4 but moved into a first-place tie with Shiner (2-0) as the undefeated teams atop the standings ahead of Weimar (1-1), Kenedy (0-1) and Yorktown (0-2).

Brazos needed only 18 points to emerge victorious over Yorktown last week, racing out to a 12-0 lead thanks to a pair of Malcolm Toles touchdowns of 16 and 30 yards as part of a 10-carry, 178-yard performance.

Although the Wildcats countered with a touchdown before the halftime break, the Cougar rushing attack prevailed in the fourth quarter to put the visitors ahead, 18-7, after Elijah Johnson’s 2-yard score contributing to a 10-carry, 66-yard output.

Yorktown closed the scoring on a 1-yard run and two-point conversion but couldn’t manage anything else although it ended up running eight more plays than Brazos.

The Cougars needed only 58 plays to travel 420 yards, 312 of which came on the ground. The Wildcats compiled 148 yards through the air and 100 on the ground over 66 plays, finishing 8-of-14 on third-down conversions compared to Brazos’ 4-for-8 mark.

The Cougars will look to keep the momentum going into their matchup with a Weimar Wildcat squad that opened district play with a 40-6 win over the Kenedy Lions where they raced out to a 20-point lead in the first quarter.

Last week, Shiner held a 21-7 lead over Weimar after the first quarter and eventually won by the 52-7 margin to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season while nearly matching their point allowance over the previous seven games (60). The 7-point slump dropped Weimar’s point per game average from 34.5 to 31.1 while Brazos’ point allowance per game sits at 26.4.

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