High school football - Navarro, Marion previews
Posted on 9/14/2018 5:00:00 AM.
Navarro (2-0) vs. Marble Falls (1-1)
 
Where and when: Erwin-Lee Field, Geronimo, 7:30 p.m.

The coaches: Navarro - Rod Blount (1st year). Marble Falls - Michael Birdwell (2nd year)

Navarro results: Def. Gonzales 55-35, def. Marion 50-36

Marble Falls results: lost to Canyon Lake 22-0, def. Burnett 34-14

Navarro leaders: RB Johnny Alegria (349 rushing yds., 6 TD, 3 rec., 118 yds), RB Euler DeLeon (282 rushing yds., 5 TD), QB Bryan Butler (4-6 passing, 126 yds.)

Marble Falls leaders: QB Luke Nail (23-44, 333 yds. passing, 3 TD), RB Cooper Wilson (8 car., 133 yds., 1 TD), WR Andrew Rodriguez (7 rec., 161 yds., TD)

Coach Blount on slowing the Marble Falls offense, whether Nail or 6'5" senior Andrew Stripling (injured the first two games) starts at QB: "We've got to prepare for both. The guy they've got now, he's doing a great job. Left handed quarterback, so there will be a lot of change with that if Stripling does play. But we're preparing for both. They've got some good receivers as well, and a good running-back, so we've just got to be prepared for everything."

Marion (1-1) @ Blanco (2-0)
 
Where and when: Panther Stadium, Blanco, 7:30 p.m.

The coaches
: Marion - Ryne Miller (1st year). Blanco - Bill Tesch (2nd year).

Marion results
: def. Luling 71-6, lost to Marion 50-36.

Blanco results: Def. Lago Vista 20-7, def. Austin-St. Michaels 20-14

Marion leaders
: QB Tayler Mills (72%, 442 yds., 7 TD, 2 Int. passing, 325 yds., 4 TD rushing.), WR Jackson Allen (13 rec., 161 yds., 3 TD) WR Jacob Wallace (11 rec., 134 yds., 3 TD).

Blanco leaders
: RB Cade Felps (229 rushing yds., 7.9 per carry, 3 TD), QB Baylor Smith (6-12, 86 yds., 1 TD), WR Tristan Fortner (4 rec., 65 yds., TD).

Coach Miller on RB Cade Phelps and slowing Blanco's Slot-T offense:
"Number one, he's extremely fast," Miller said. "He was a state 100 kid last year, so he's definitely got the speed on his side, and like any Slot-T, they're just so disciplined, and they do a great job of putting kids in position to be successful. We just got done playing a Slot-T, so it's really the same offense we're going to see two weeks in a row. So I think our kids are up the challenge to see another Slot-T team, and really stop those backs."


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