Running through traffic

George Ranch sophomore Hymond Drinkard running the ball against Strake Jesuit.

George Ranch Longhorns (5-6) vs. Humble Wildcats (10-1)

Saturday, Nov. 23 ­­— 4 p.m. — Houston, TX — TDECU Stadium


 

The George Ranch High School football team will be treading on familiar ground for the program on Saturday at TDECU Stadium.

The Longhorns have made multiple trips to the home of the Houston Cougars during their playoff runs in Class 5A.

Now George Ranch makes its first postseason trip in 6A against the Humble Wildcats.

George Ranch (5-6) will have to bottle up an athletic Humble squad to get a ticket to round three.

“They are very athletic,” George Ranch head coach Nick Cavallo said. “They get the ball into space and they can get the ball over the top.”

Humble enters the contest with the No. 2 offense in District 22-6A, averaging 392.1 yards per game.

The Wildcats have been relatively even in their pass-run ratio.

Senior quarterback Dexter Wyble leads the way with 1,621 air yards and 19 touchdowns against four interceptions on 60 percent passing (89x148) during the regular season.

Wyble’s top target has been senior Dontee McCray with 38 catches for 569 yards and eight touchdowns.

Humble has two running backs the team leans on with senior Zaveri Harris and junior Syn’Savier Sidney. The pair has combined for over 1,000 yards rushing, 10-plus touchdowns and eight yards per carry.

The Humble defense allowed 206.1 yards per game in the regular season, second-best in District 22-6A.

“They are big,” Cavallo said. “They have two defensive linemen that are special and they fly around on defense.”

George Ranch will hope to replicate last week’s offensive output with nearly 600 yards of offense including 227 yards rushing from sophomore running back Hymond Drinkard.

The running game set up receivers junior Javon Gipson (6 catches, 124 yards, 3 TDs) and senior Faybin Marks (1 catch, 86 yards, 1 TD) for break out games last week against Clear Falls

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