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The Sealy Tigers head into the second week of the season aiming to accomplish something their opponent was not able to do in the season opener; win at home.

The Navasota Rattlers will make the trip to Sealy following a 34-28 loss to Bellaire Episcopal although there were plenty of notable performances on the film.

Head Coach Shane Mobley mentioned quarterback Zack Dyer’s athleticism and the problems he creates for defenses once he’s outside of the pocket.

He did note that with the Episcopal linebackers playing man defense and running to cover their responsibilities, once the defensive line forced Dyer to step up, he had the whole field to take advantage of.

On top of that, the receivers’ route-running ability also caught Mobley’s eye and has been an emphasis this week despite Mother Nature playing a little cat-and-mouse with quick bursts of rain.

Coach Mobley mentioned that he and his staff had three game plans put together for Tuesday's practice, preparing for a few different scenarios.

Of course, none of them ended up happening and there was a break in the clouds; “And we went with game plan number four and just ran with it and put it together on the fly,” Mobley said with a laugh.

“But it was good we got our full offensive practice in and once the rain came back we had enough time to get the defense in the gym and walkthrough some things.”

The Tigers open the home portion of their schedule before the district competition and this year there are updated policies for attending games at T.J. Mills Stadium.

The gates will open at 6:15 p.m. but no outside food or drinks may be brought into the stadium and there will be no re-entry allowed.

No students under the age of 12 will be admitted without accompaniment by a supervising adult (18 or older) and they must sit with that adult.

Also, anyone without a field pass may not enter the field area before during or after the game.

No special pass will be needed to pick up a copy of our Fall Sports Preview at the entry gate, though, profiling all the local teams featuring Sealy team photos from Clay Middleton and Image2C.

Coach Mobley ended by saying playing at home is a big pride deal and that it is important to come out in the best shape and the most physical team they can be in front of such a supportive community.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Mark Chapman field at T.J. Mills Stadium.

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