Needville Blue Jays (9-2) vs. Boerne Greyhounds (7-3)
Friday, Nov. 22 — 7 p.m. — Elgin, TX — Wildcat Stadium
The Needville High School football team has already made history this season with the program’s first district title since 1987.
The Blue Jays are now seeking their first area playoff victory since 1989.
Needville has reached the area playoff round for the second straight year, where last year the Blue Jays fell to La Feria, 49-34.
Needville (9-2) will seek that elusive area victory on Friday against the Boerne Greyhounds at Wildcat Stadium in Elgin.
Boerne (7-3) enters the contest as the No. 3 seeded team from District 15-4A DI behind Beeville Jones (11-0) and Gonzales (8-2).
The Greyhounds defeated Hidalgo 34-7 in the bi-district round.
Like Needville, Boerne has struggled to get out of the area round in recent years. Sealy knocked out Boerne in round two last season, 56-28.
The Greyhounds have been the polar opposite of Needville offensively this season. Boerne relies on getting yards through the air 73 percent of the time.
The passing attack is led by sophomore quarterback Rashawn Galloway, who has completed 56 percent (177x317) of his passes for 2,339 yards and 24 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Galloway has spread the ball all over the place with seven receivers having at least 10 receptions.
The group is led by junior Matt Michalec with 44 receptions for 735 yards and six touchdowns and senior Collin Fisher with 31 catches for 459 yards and four touchdowns.
When the Greyhounds do run, it is with senior running back Brandon Steiffert. He has 605 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season.
Needville senior running Ashton Stredick nearly matched Steiffert’s season total in one playoff game last week. Stredick had 508 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
It will be a tall order for Borene to stop Stredick on Friday night.