It has been a tough season so far for the Fulshear football team, but the Chargers are continuing to fight hard in every game, and almost pulled out an upset on the road last week.
Fulshear had a 27-20 fourth-quarter lead, but lost the lead and despite getting a safety late in the game, the Chargers lost their sixth game of the season to El Campo.
On Thursday, Fulshear has a good chance to break through for its first win of the season when the Chargers host winless Bay City for its Homecoming game at Traylor Stadium at 7 p.m.
“The kids continue to progress and we’re still fighting for everything that we got,” head coach Oschlor Flemming said. “Hopefully we can continue to keep fighting like we did in El Campo, but hope for a different outcome.”
Quarterback Jackson Edge threw for three touchdowns against the Ricebirds, showing that the Charger offense can make plays against tough defenses.
Meanwhile, Bay City comes into the game still trying to put everything together for its first win of the season. The Blackcats boast a tough running attack, led by senior Rodney Mitchell, who ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns last week.
Junior running back Davieyon Curtis also had a big night, running for 103 yards and a touchdown.
“(Bay City) has a big ole running back and they play hard,” Flemming said. “I think the kids know that this will not be an easy game.”
The Blackcat defense did give up 314 rushing yards last week against Needville, but they also got a defensive touchdown on a fumble recovery.
Flemming hopes that the close losses the last few weeks can translate to a strong performance at home, but also hopes the pomp and circumstance of Homecoming week doesn’t become a problem for his young team.
“I just hope we don’t have any Homecoming distractions,” he said. “I just hope our kids can ride it out and have some success this week.”