Power through

Foster senior Parker Hearon runs the ball against Hightower. 

Foster Falcons (6-0) at Manvel Mavericks (4-1) 

Friday, November 13, 2020 — 7 p.m. — Alvin Memorial Stadium


It doesn’t get bigger than this during the regular season.

Two teams will be playing for a district championship.

Both No. 5 Foster and No. 6 Manvel are state-ranked in Class 5A-DI entering Friday’s game at Alvin Memorial Stadium, seeking the District 10-5A DI crown and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Both teams are undefeated in zone play, with Foster getting wins against Terry, Kempner, Wisdom and Paetow. Manvel took care of Hightower, Angleton and Milby.

Even with the small sample size of five or six games, one fact is clear for Friday night: these offenses will put up yards and points.

Both teams have scored over 200 points this year and are averaging around 400 offensive yards per game.

Manvel enters the game with the No. 1 offense in the district, averaging 488.6 yards per contest.

The Mavericks have been balanced overall, but Manvel has leaned on two running backs to get the offense moving: juniors Ty Harris and De’Monte Seymore.

The duo has combined for 910 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

Harris is one of two running back at the top of the district standings in rushing that is averaging over 10 yards per carry.

Senior Gabriel Larry is under center for the Mavericks; he is second in district passing with 1,026 yards and nine touchdowns against two interceptions on 64% passing (48x74).

The only quarterback ahead of Larry in every category is Foster senior quarterback Philip Amy.

Amy has completed 66% of his passes for 1,430 yards and 16 touchdowns against one interception.

On the defensive side, Foster has a clear advantage based on the stats.

The Falcons lead the district in yards allowed with 200.17 while Manvel is seventh with 395.6 yards allowed per game.

Foster also leads Manvel in defensive takeaways with 10 total, including seven fumbles recovered and three interceptions.

Manvel defense has collected five fumbles and four interceptions through five games.

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