Texas City at La Marque
7:30 p.m., Etheredge Stadium
LA MARQUE — The spotlight game this week is Texas City at La Marque, which features two longtime rivals that both look to advance a long way in the postseason.
The Battle by the Bay rivalry dates back to 1959, when Ed Staggs’ Texas City team bested Orville Etheredge’s then-Tigers, 19-7.
Overall, La Marque has a 32-12 edge in the series, and the Cougars are on a two-game winning streak, but the Stings won the annual matchup from 2007 through 2010, so there doesn’t seem to be a real trend here.
Texas City (1-0) is fresh off a 48-0 drubbing of Dickinson in the season opener. D’Onta Foreman was the big gun in the Stings’ offense, rushing for 148 yards on just 14 carries and scoring three touchdowns.
Defensively, the Stings were a force of nature, limiting Dickinson to 127 yards of offense and just three first downs.
On the La Marque (1-0) side of things, the Cougars cruised to a 32-7 win over Ball High last week.
The Cougars’ offense was largely ground-based, with 389 yards coming on the turf.
Quarterback Laderrian Ellis-Jones was the big gainer, producing 152 yards on 24 carries. He also was 6 for 11 passing.
Reggie Franklin also had a good night, scoring on a 4-yard burst and providing the highlight of the night when he returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown as time ran out in the first half.
Clear Springs at Dobie
7 p.m. Pasadena Memorial Stadium
PASADENA — Clear Springs (0-1) fell to North Shore last week, 51-14, and will be looking to show that was an aberration.
The Chargers are normally defense-minded but gave up 393 yards of total offense to North Shore. The bulk of those yards — 319 — came on the ground. Clear Springs is likely to have a much better show this time around.
Quarterback Zach Cripps withstood a strong pass rush all night long and had a very uncharacteristic 7-for-23 game.
Dobie (0-1) didn’t show much last week in a 34-7 loss to Atascocita.
The Longhorns gave up more than 400 yards of offense in the game, with air and ground yardage being about equal.
Dobie picked up 124 yards of offense. The passing game was especially suspect, as Longhorn quarterbacks completed just four passes for 23 yards while tossing three interceptions.
Friendswood at Dickinson
7 p.m., Sam Vitanza Stadium
DICKINSON — The Mustangs (1-0) are coming off a good showing last week, where they tamed Alvin, 36-14.
Jake Blumerick took over the quarterback position in high style, completing 10 passes for 219 yards and four touchdowns. Colin Faulk was his favorite end zone target, snaring three passes for 112 yards and scoring on each reception.
Sam Longbotham was the Mustangs’ workhorse, gaining 108 yards on 13 carries.
For Dickinson (0-1), this game is a chance for redemption.
Not a lot went right for the Gators in a 48-0 loss to Texas City, but they should get after it tonight.
Krysten Hammon was District 24-5A’s rushing leader last year, and he is due for a breakout game after last week — he was held to 20 yards rushing on six carries.
Cameron Martin and Grant Mitterlehner split time at quarterback and went a combined 9 for 16 for 98 yards.
Kingwood at Clear Creek
7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Stadium
LEAGUE CITY — Clear Creek (1-0) will be looking to hold on to the top spot in the Galveston County Top 10 after its 41-21 win over Fort Bend Ridge Point in the season opener.
Clear Creek rolled up 496 yards of offense in the contest, with almost equal parts rushing and passing.
Jarrett Hildreth was his usual self passing, throwing for 185 yards and a touchdown on 13 completions.
Kaliq Kokuma showed he knows how to use his feet. He gained 159 yards on 19 totes and scored three times. He also gave Ridge Point a taste of his speed with a 66-yard touchdown romp.
Kingwood (1-0) ran over Elsik, 34-19, in its first game of the season.
The Mustangs got a steady performance out of quarterback Logan Clift, who was 8 for 12 passing for 123 yards and a touchdown.
Sewo Olonilua had some hard gains on the ground, rushing for 66 yards on 13 carries.
Kicker Nathan Walker showed some leg for Kingwood, booting field goals of 39 and 25 yards along with four extra points.
Bay Area Christian at Lutheran North
7 p.m., Ed Richter Stadium
HOUSTON — The Broncos (0-1) had a rough outing in the first week of the season, getting whitewashed by Lutheran South, 47-0.
Bay Area hopes to turn things around tonight when it faces Lutheran North.
The Broncos had a rough go all around, gaining just 65 yards of total offense. The rushing game was especially anemic, picking up just 9 yards.
Those numbers will have to improve if Bay Area has any hopes of getting into the win column.
Lutheran North (0-1) may be just what the Broncos need. The Lions lost to O’Connell, 32-6, last week for the Bucs’ first victory since 2011.
Alvin Living Stones at High Island
7 p.m., Cardinals Nest Stadium
HIGH ISLAND — High Island (0-1) hopes to be an inhospitable host when Living Stones Christian comes to town tonight.
The Cardinals would like nothing better than to get in the win column after last week’s 62-55 setback to Brazosport Christian.
High Island is an oddity in 6-man football, as it has a pounding running game, which can throw teams off.
Oliver Knipe was the leading ground-pounder last week, rushing for 205 yards on 19 carries and scoring four TDs. Dalton DeMoss picked up 103 yards on nine hefts and scored twice.
O’Connell at Mt. Carmel
7 p.m., Clear Lake Christian
LEAGUE CITY — The Buccaneers look to continue their winning ways after downing Lutheran North last week, 32-6.
Quarterback Blake Chapman accounted for three touchdowns in the win, running for two and throwing for another.
Receiver Cole Hardeman caught one scoring strike and also threw for one TD.
Mt. Carmel has a combination of 6- and 11-man games on its schedule this year. The Rebels lost their season opener last week in a close one against Covenant Christian, 32-31.