Port Arthur Memorial at Houston Westside
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Delmar Stadium
Records: Memorial (1-1); Westside (2-0)
Last Year: PAM 31-16
Internet broadcast: Legacy Sports Network (legacysportsnetwork.com)
Directons to Delmar: Take Interstate 10 to Houston and take Exit 775A for the 610N Loop. Merge onto 610W and look for Exit 12 toward Hempstead Road. Merge onto W. Loop South Fwy before turning right on Hempstead Road. Turn right on Mangum Road and the stadium is on the right.
Memorial Capsule: Memorial comes into the game 1-1 after a close lose to Beaumont Central and a defensive win against Beaumont Ozen…Kenny Harrison’s Titans forced a fumble and had two interceptions against the Panthers in last week’s 14-0 win. Ozen was limited to 199 total yards…Travon McClain recovered a fumble for a touchdown…Tayylor Labrie was 14-for-26 passing for 175 yards…Kameron Martin led the Titans in rushing for the second straight week with 54 yards on 10 carries and Albert Jacobs led the receivers with four catches for 110 yards…Martin rushed for 35 yards in the season opener while Labrie threw for 158 yards in the loss against Central on 9-for-17 passing…The Memorial offense has fumbled the ball 11 times through the first two games yet only lost three of the fumbles. Titan quarterbacks have thrown three interceptions to start the season…PAM’s defense has forced 10 fumbles through the first two weeks and has recovered two of their opponents’ miscues.
Westside Capsule: Westside has put up some incredible numbers through the first two weeks of the season, starting with Week Zero’s 51-14 win over Fort Bend Clements…Quarterback Michael Haywood has passed for 454 yards and six touchdowns in Westside’s first two games. He rushed for 104 yards in the season opener…Bobby Hartzog seems to be one of Haywood’s favorite targets. Hartzog had three catches for 195 yards, 65-yard average, with three touchdowns in the first game and five catches for 83 yards and a score in the second game…Two different running backs have had hundred yard games for Westside in 2013. Loten Easly rushed for 105 and three scores in Week Zero while Jacob Guttierez had 145 yards and a touchdown in last week’s 35-21 win over Reagan…Westside’s defense was impressive against Reagan with 11 sacks, an interception, 99 yards allowed and -45 rushing yards allowed in the win.
Harrison said: “They are a very athletic team and obviously have done a good job executing with a lot of weapons over there. They have a sure-handed receiver and are simply a good football team. Defensively we have improved each week on the defensive side of the ball. We were a young team in some areas coming in and our offensive line has really been working hard to get better. We are trying some things to correct the turnover problem we have had because you can’t beat quality teams when you put the ball on the field. We have done some things to encourage the kids to protect the football.”
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