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Terry sophomore Trumaine Mitchell fights for extra yards against Foster.

Terry Rangers (3-2) vs. Kempner Cougars (2-2)

Thursday, November, 5 — 7 p.m. — Guy K. Traylor Mem. Stadium


It has been a rough first two games of District 10-5A DI play for the Terry Rangers.

The Rangers have been outscored 96-to-14 over two games against Foster and Katy Paetow.

But Terry still has plenty to play for with only five games under their belt.

The Rangers will start with a home game on Friday at Traylor Stadium against Kempner.

A win for either team will set up the Rangers or Cougars with the No. 3 spot in the zone that includes Foster, Paetow, Terry, Kempner and Houston Wisdom.

Wisdom has already canceled the remainder of its season.

The top three seeds from each zone will start the process of claiming the four playoff spots for District 10-5A DI.

A loss on Thursday will have either Kempner or Terry on the outside looking in.

In the comparison of these two teams, the most significant difference has been Kempner’s defense.

The Cougars have allowed the second-fewest yards through four games at 211.75 per contest.

The average includes 77.75 rushing yards per game.

That number has been skewed a bit by contests against Alvin and Wisdom.

In district contests, the Cougars are allowing 240 yards per game, including the Wisdom contest, where the Generals tallied a total of minus-29 years in a 67-0 loss to Kempner.

Both teams will be looking to run the ball. Terry and Kempner have just over 800 rushing yards each through the early part of the season.

The most significant difference between the two is the Rangers’ ability to throw the ball.

Senior Ranger Kellen Stewart is sixth in the district through the air, passing for 254 yards and two touchdowns against two interceptions. He is completing (30x56) 54 % of his passes.

Stewart is also the Rangers’ leading rusher with 410 yards and six touchdowns on 67 attempts.

Senior Joseph Trim leads the offense for Kempner. The running back is second in the district on the ground with 511 yards and seven touchdowns on 71 attempts.

Trim is one of five rushers in the top 10 in rushing yards to average over seven yards per carry.

The Cougars will face a Terry ranked sixth overall, allowing 286.8 yards per game.

The Rangers have allowed the same passing and rushing yards through five contests: 717 yards passing and 717 yards rushing.

The Terry defense has forced seven turnovers, including four fumble recoveries.

The Kempner defense has caused nine turnovers, including five fumble recoveries.

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