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October 25, 2013

Memorial-Sterling kickoff box

BAYTOWN — Port Arthur Memorial at Baytown Sterling

When: Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where: Stallworth Stadium

Records: Memorial 4-3, 2-1; Sterling 2-6, 1-3

Last Year: PAM 35-0

All-Time Series: Memorial leads series 9-1

Internet broadcast: Legacy Sports Network (legacysportsnetwork.com)

Directions: Take I10 toward  Houston and take Exit 795 towards Sjolander Road. Go under the overpass by taking a Sjolander Road then in just over a mile take a right on E. Archer Road.

Titans Capsule: Kenny Harrison’s Titans come into this game after having an off week last week. The last time the Titans stepped on the field, North Shore defeated Memorial 49-20…Memorial’s offense is now ranked third in District 21-5A by averaging 352.6 yards a contest…Because of having one less game, quarterback Tayylor Labrie is now second in the district in passing with 1,129 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions…Kameron Martin is fifth in the district in rushing with 660 yards on 87 carries. Martin has scored nine touchdowns…Corey Dauphine continues to give Memorial a great rushing duo with 373 yards and five touchdowns…Albert Jacobs leads the receivers with 25 receptions for 349 yards…Roderic Rucker has 18 catches while Trenton Swinton leads the receiving group with four touchdowns…C.J. Levine is part of a defense that allows an average of 331.7 yards a game. Levine is tied for the district lead with three interceptions. He returned one 86 yards for a touchdown against North Shore…The Titans have seven fumble recoveries and have seven interceptions.

Rangers Capsule: The Rangers have the district’s last rated offense and second-to-last rated defense…Sterling averages 242.3 yards per game…Running back Dajuan Hill has rushed for 560 yards on 122 carries with three touchdowns…Quarterback Archie Moyers has thrown for 973 yards on 75-for-155 passing with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions…Hill also leads Sterling in receptions with 24 catches for 231 yards…Kane Vigier has hauled in 16 receptions for 196 yards…Elijah Chenier has a team-high five receiving touchdowns…Sterling’s defense has given up an average of 408.4 yards a contest…The Rangers have been outscored 156-58 in District 21-5A play, an average score of 39-14…Sterling only has one game left on the schedule after facing Memorial — Nov. 7 against Beaumont West Brook.

Harrison said: Sterling has played tremendously hard in every game. They have had the hardest schedule to start 21-5A play. The Channelview game was a great game. They were down 13 points and came back to win, 36-35. Those kids showed a lot of fight and heart to win that game. The off week gave us a chance to heal and forget. The kids are very focused for these last three games in district. They approached the off week with a positive attitude and worked real hard on the small things. Our players came back this week with the same focus. Playing on a Saturday can be tough, especially a day game. You get into a routine of playing on Friday nights and it is different playing a day game. We tried this week bringing in the guys earlier in the day so they will be ready for the 2 p.m. start. It is an adjustment but no matter the time we should be ready to go come Saturday afternoon.

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