The Tigers enter week two on a high note and will look to defend their home turf against the Navasota Rattlers at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
Sealy is coming off a convincing 56-14 win over a Wharton team that went 1-8 last year but the Tigers were certainly not satisfied with the product, knowing they can be better.
Navasota faced the Bellaire Episcopal Knights in their opening week and suffered a 34-28 defeat in their home stadium. However, Rattlers quarterback Zackery Dyer still piled up 158 yards and three scores through the air as well as 77 yards rushing.
Five other players from Navasota also registered passing attempts though, racking up another 153 yards to round out its aerial attack which seemed to keep them in a game in which they trailed early on.
Dyer was able to extend drives by scrambling and if not running for the first down himself, finding a receiver to do so, and led a few scoring drives that way but could not lead his team all the way back.
The Tigers’ defense understands that feeling of an early lead and performed well to keep it that way last week. One of the keys to executing that was the gang tackling Head Coach Shane Mobley has been stressing.
On almost every play in Wharton, multiple white jerseys and black helmets surrounded the ball carrier in order to make a stop and Mobley will surely be looking for a repeat of that performance.
Despite the win, the Texas High School Coaches Association Coaches Poll bumped Sealy down to #5 just behind the Boerne Greyhounds, who just defeated the Class 3A DI state-semifinalist Yoakum Bulldogs, 47-28.
Last year, Navasota finished 6-5 and nearly faced Sealy in the playoffs, however, the same Henderson team that ended the Tigers’ season, ended the Rattlers’ season the previous week.
The 2018 season is indeed a new one and it continues to roll along with the next stop at T.J. Mills Stadium where the Sealy Tiger Band and Tigerettes are having a reunion and will perform at halftime.
Current and former members will team up to deliver a memorable performance so make your way down to the stadium Friday night and be sure to pick up your copy of the fall sports preview at the gate.