Nederland at Goose Creek Memorial
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Baytown’s Stallworth Stadium
Records: Nederland (0-1); GCM(1-0)
Last year: Nederland 45-20
Radio: KLVI (560-AM)
Nederland capsule : Though the final result did not reflect it, Nederland’s offense had one of its finest games in a few seasons. Larry Neumann’s Bulldogs gained 404 yards of total offense against Crosby. In the past two years, Nederland has only topped 400 yards of offense three times. … New starting quarterback Preston White had a fine debut, completing 52 percent of his passes for 185 yards with three TDs. White also added 26 yards rushing on six carries, giving him over 200 yards of total offense in the game. … Running back Kendrick Hopkins is just the third runner for Nederland since 2003 to top 20 rushing TDs in his career. The leader in that category is Micah Mosley, who had 53 TDs in three seasons. … Colton Kimler is now one receiving TD away from becoming the sixth player since 2003 with double-digit receiving scores. Asa Cardenas leads the way there with 22 TDs.
Goose Creek Memorial capsule: The Patriots have lost four straight games to Nederland and are playing the Bulldogs for the sixth time in three years. GCM played Nederland three times in 2011, scrimmaging them during fall camp and losing twice to the Bulldogs in the regular season and playoffs. … GCM beat Lumberton 23-20 last week, thanks to a second-half surge. With Lumberton up 13-9 at halftime, GCM scored two unanswered TDs to take the final lead. … New starting QB Conner Sollock threw for 92 yards and a TD while Coby Schumaker caught three passes for 64 yards and a TD. …Defensive tackle Darrius Montgomery (6-1, 270 lbs) currently has scholarship offers from three schools, including Houston, North Texas and Texas State.
Neumann said: “They got a win against Lumberton the other night. They have a couple running backs, including one big, strong guy. They’ve got six starters back on defense. They’re a spread team, then they go into an I-form. They go to strengths on the field for different reasons. We don’t know why they move in and out, because they don’t have many tendencies. What we see on video is a blue-collar offense that will come off, hit you in the mouth.”