Foster Falcons (4-2) at Angleton Wildcats (3-2)
Friday, Oct. 18 — 7 p.m. — Wildcat Stadium
The Foster football team suffered a tough 34-32 loss to Friendswood last week, putting the Falcons in a place where there is no more margin for error.
Now with a district loss, the Falcons enter its toughest stretch of the season with Friday’s game at Angleton, a 7 p.m. kickoff at Wildcat Stadium.
The winner will have a firm grip of fourth place in District 10-5A DI and the last playoff spot, while the loser will be in danger of missing the playoffs.
The Falcons aren’t dwelling a lot over last Friday’s loss, but head coach Shaun McDowell is hoping to fine-tune his offense and get better at special teams, which had two missed extra points last week.
“We’re just getting back to basics and putting our heads down to go to work,” he said. “Every game in this district is important, and it’s where we want to be, playing against good players and good teams.”
The Falcon offense looked strong last week with 400 yards of offense against Friendswood, with quarterback Ryan Stubblefield throwing for 259 yards and four touchdowns. Receiver Cody Jackson had six catches for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
After two tough losses to Shadow Creek and Hightower, the Wildcats got back on track with a 33-7 win over Terry last week. Running back Jordan Jones led Angleton with 141 rushing yards and a touchdown, while J.T. Anderson had two touchdown runs.
Jones, a senior, leads the district with 628 rushing yards on 82 carries. As a team, Angleton averages 247.4 rushing yards per game. Anderson is seventh with 342 yards on 52 carries.
But Foster’s defense has played well against the run so far this season, holding teams to only 129.3 yards per game.
“We feel like we match up well with (Angleton),” McDowell said. “They’re the kind of program that reloads every year. We also got to stop their passing game, they get some teams to fall asleep and hit them with a big play.”