Positive yardage earner

Staff photo by Albert Villegas

Wharton running back Keijon Waddell runs for positive yardage during a game against Stafford.

A short week could be what cures the ailing Wharton Tigers as they take a 0-7 season record, 0-2 in district play into their next game.

The Tigers will go on the road to play the La Marque Cougars (2-4, 2-0) this Thursday, Oct. 22.

With only three games remaining for the Tigers, playoff hopes are dwindling. A win over the Cougars could provide the spark they need to close the season and challenge for a playoff spot.

The Cougars’ offense hasn’t blown teams away averaging 14.3 points a game. La Marque last week scored 10 points in their overtime win over Brookshire Royal.

Wharton’s defense is allowing 49 points a game this season. The Tigers have not held a team under 30 points.

The Tigers against Sweeny had the run game working with senior running back Keijon Waddell picking up 145 yards, his fourth

time eclipsing 100 yards this year. Wharton’s pass game was slowed, gaining only 55 yards. La Marque this season is allowing 22.5 points a game.

Wharton will be back in action next Friday night against the Sealy Tigers.

 

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