Still floating from their decisive 40-14 drubbing of the South Gray Rebels last Friday, The Mavericks are primed to give their homecoming crowd the first home game win of the season.
The Kiowa County Mavericks (1-1) will face a #13 Seth Filbert-less Macksville Mustangs (0-2) on the hometown gridiron on Friday. The official homecoming game may be a slam-dunk for the Mavericks, as the re-tooled Mustangs are without the brazen offense of seasons past.
The Mustangs finished their 2011-2012 campaign (11-1) behind QB-phenom Filbert, who amassed 2,466 passing yards last season, averaging 224 passing yards per game.
He blew away the Mavs defense last year passing for 206 yards in the 56-22 Oct. 14 Mavs loss, which also produced Mavs QB Ross Binford’s season ending foot injury.
This season the Mustangs have had trouble matching last year’s offensive output with the QB tandem of freshman #14 Alan Ibarra and junior #12 Tanner Tranbarger.
Opponents are outscoring the Mustangs at a 1:3.29 ratio (opponents are scoring 3.29 touchdowns for every one Mustang TD) in their first two contests.
Comparatively, the Mavericks are out scoring their opponents with a 1:0.9 ration (opponents are scoring 0.9 touchdowns for every one Mavericks TD) in their first two contests.
Number 8 Trever Powell seems to be warming up, after his 210-yard performance last week in Montezuma. Expect to see big games from # 18 Trevor Tyree, who has been handling the passing duties and #24 Creighton McDonald.
This game should be a no-brainer for the Mavs who, on paper at least, are a vastly superior team.