Brazos Cougars (0-2) at Burton Panthers (0-2)
Friday, September 11, 2020 — 7:30 p.m. — Panther Stadium
The first two games of the Brazos High School football season have been learning experiences.
The Cougars can’t let up late or start slow and hope to end up in the win column.
Brazos will take those lessons to Burton High School on Friday night.
The Cougars’ week three contest will be at Panther Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Brazos has faced Burton in recent memory, but the current Cougars did not impact those games.
The Cougars lost a 55-27 game in Burton in 2017 and won a 46-36 contest in Wallis in 2016, both under head coach Ned Barrier.
Panthers head coach Jason Hodde is still leading the team since the last meeting with Brazos.
Hodde has been in charge of the Burton program since 2012. Hodde is 72-29 during his eight seasons.
After three straight seasons with 10 wins, the Panthers took a step back in 2019 at 6-5.
Brazos and Burton played three of the same opponents last year with Louise, Weimar and Shiner.
The Cougars were 1-2 with a 58-7 win over Louise, a 35-6 loss to Weimar and a 63-6 loss to Shiner.
Burton was also 1-2 with a 47-7 win against Louise, a 49-0 loss to Shiner and a 47-7 loss to Weimar.
In 2020, Burton is 0-2 to start the season with losses against Holland 27-12 and Runge 14-0.
Holland was up a weight class in Class 2A-DI, while Runge was also a Class 2A-DII team.
Burton struggled on offense to start the season, prompting Coach Hodde to make a change at quarterback before Week 2.
Senior Cooper Lucherk was moved out of quarterback against Runge and the Panthers failed to score Yellow Jackets.
The Cougars are 0-2 after losses to Anderson-Shiro (21-15) and Schulenburg (58-6).
Brazos also played around with the quarterback position against Schulenburg with senior Jared Demny and freshman Jeffrey Martinez.
Martinez was on the receiving end of a Demny touchdown pass.
The Cougars were limited to 113 yards of offense against the Shorthorns.
Brazos will hope to get in the win column before District 14-3A DII play starts following by against No. 6 East Bernard at Cougar Stadium.