Lamar Consolidated Mustangs (0-5) vs. Huntsville Hornets (5-0)
Friday, November 6, 2020 — 7:30 p.m. — Guy K. Traylor Mem. Stadium
Friday’s game at Traylor Stadium will feature two teams on different ends of the spectrum of football joy.
The Huntsville Hornets are coming off arguably the best matchup in Texas last week with a 27-7 win over A&M Consolidated at Bowers Stadium to improve to 5-0.
The Lamar Consolidated Mustangs had a bye week last week after dropping to 0-5 with a 56-0 loss to A&M Consolidated.
Now, these two teams on the highest highs and the lowest lows will tangle Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Rosenberg.
The previous games for both teams reveal the game plan for success.
For Huntsville, the Hornets defensive line has been a dominating force.
The Hornets have allowed the fewest offensive yards per game entering Week 11, 213.4, to be exact.
It has been near impossible to run the ball against Huntsville; the Hornets allowed an average of 61.8 yards per game.
That fact may not hurt the Mustangs too much on Friday.
Lamar Consolidated has struggled to run the ball in 2020. The Mustangs are averaging 47.4 yards per game.
The Mustangs have found success through the air.
Junior Dylan Garrett has given Lamar Consolidated’s passing game new life since getting his varsity legs under him.
Garrett has completed 53% of his passes (56x106) for 908 yards and six touchdowns against five interceptions.
Turnovers will be vital to keeping the Mustangs in Friday’s game.
Huntsville is one of three teams in the district with a positive turnover differential. The Hornets have forced 17 turnovers on defense, including 10 fumble recoveries.
At the moment, the Mustangs have the worst turnover differential at minus-seven.
Lamar Consolidated will attempt to get the ball back from the No. 6 offense in 10-5A DII.
The Hornets average 304 yards per game with a near balance between passing (704) and rushing (834).
Junior running back Jaylon Johnson is fourth in the district in rushing with 446 yards and three touchdowns on 103 carries. He is one of only two rushers with over 100 carries.
The other is Lake Creek junior Justin Freeney, who has 134 carries in six games than Johnson’s five.
Huntsville junior quarterback Anthony Wilson has completed 56% of his passes for 689 yards and four touchdowns against three interceptions.