WHO: Bishop Lynch Friars vs O.D. Wyatt Chaparrals
WHERE: Roffino Stadium, Dallas
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pm
RECORDS: Bishop Lynch (1-2); O.D. Wyatt (1-2)
LAST GAME: Bishop Lynch def. Centennial 42-3; Wyatt def. Trimble Tech 50-14
RANKINGS: Bishop Lynch is ranked No. 7 in TAPPS Division I; Wyatt is unranked
The Chaparrals put up an average of 27.7 points and 352 yards per game, with 216.6 yards through the air and 135.3 on the ground. Senior quarterback (#12) Larry Fields is mobile and possesses a strong arm, having thrown for 650 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. Fields loves to throw the ball up to 6'3" receiver (#6) De'Corian Clark, who can go up and get it to make big plays for the offense. Clark had touchdown catches of 62 and 89 yards against Seagoville in a game that saw him rack up 239 yards receiving. Fields threw for 389 yards and 4 TDs in the contest. (#5) Ricky Cox and (#2) Deandre Hickerson also have big-play potential.
The Chaparral secondary has yet to allow a touchdown pass this season, however, that can be a little misleading considering they've faced three run-heavy offenses that have attempted a combined 30 passes. Wyatt's defense surrenders 323.7 yards and 20 points per game, with 273 yards and 9 TDs coming on the ground. (#8) De'cedrick Askey is a playmaker with good range, which helps mask the lack of size by the Wyatt secondary, and lack of tackling at times by the unit as a whole.
BISHOP LYNCH OFFENSE
The Friars got a much-needed shot of adrenaline last week in the form of junior Charles Crawford, who started in the backfield and ripped off 135 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 8 carries in an impressive 42-point outing last week, helping their season averages climb to 25 points and 226 yards per game. Jordan Hudson finally found some breathing room and ran for 68 yards and a score and the Friars totaled 304 yards on the ground (364 total). Sophomore quarterback Kaidon Salter threw his first varsity TD pass and ran for his first varsity score.
BISHOP LYNCH DEFENSE
The Friars looked like their old self last week, holding Centennial to just 141 yards and only 40 yards on 43 carries. In addition, they also recorded 19 tackles for loss, 6 sacks and blocked a pair of Centennial punts in an all-around dominant effort. Gabriel Murphy had 10 tackles, Grayson Murphy had 9 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and forced a fumble. Warren Walls had 1.5 sacks and 5 tackles for loss. Michael Schwartz (2 TFL, ½ sack, FR), Caleb Ajakaiye (2 TFL, sack), Caleb Williams (TFL, ½ sack, blocked kick) and Ayden Howard (2 TFL, sack) helped the Friars dominate at the line of scrimmage.