PORT ARTHUR — Memorial (6-6) enters the game against Nederland after winning three of its last four at the Bulldog Classic. Before that, the Titans had lost three straight, falling to Beaumont Central twice and Silsbee once. The Titans reached the title game at the Classic, but fell 44-27 to HCYA.
Nederland (8-5) had won four straight games before dropping two in a row on the final day of the Classic. Nederland is 6-3 in its last nine, with its only other loss in that stretch coming at the hands of Central in the YMBL semifinals.
This will be the second straight season the two teams have played, as Nederland beat Memorial 47-41 last season at the Dog Dome. Nederland beat Memorial again in last year’s Bulldog Classic 44-42. The last time Memorial beat Nederland was in 2009, when the Titans won 69-37 at the Dog Dome.