Fulshear Chargers (4-2) vs. Rudder Raiders (4-3)
Friday, November 13, 2020 — 7:30 p.m. — Guy K. Traylor Stadium
The Fulshear Chargers enter Week 12 off a bye week. The young team has received two weeks of coaching after the Chargers suffered their first losses of the season against Lake Creek and Montgomery.
Now Fulshear hopes to make the push for the playoffs for the first time in program history over their final four games, starting Friday night at Traylor Stadium against Bryan Rudder.
The young Chargers defense will have to step up against the No. 2 offense in District 10-5A DII.
Rudder is averaging 463.6 yards per game, including a staggering 296 passing yards per game.
The Rangers’ offense is lead by junior quarterback EJ Ezar, he has completed 65% of his passes for 2,059 yards and 20 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.
Ezar is also the Rangers’ top rusher with 77 carries for 491 yards and six touchdowns.
Ezar leads the district in passing, and his No.1 target tops the district standings in receiving yards: senior Keithron Lee.
Lee has 55 receptions for 988 yards and 14 touchdowns; he is averaging 17.96 yards per reception.
The No. 2 receiver isn’t far behind at No. 3 in district receiving. Senior Marcus Diles has 37 catches for 623 yards and four touchdowns.
Defensives have kept Rudder down in recent games: Huntsville, Lake Creek and Montgomery kept the Rangers right around 300 yards, including two games where Rudder didn’t get over 100 yards on the ground.
All three games were losses for Rudder.
If Fulshear can repeat the Rangers’ recent opponents’ effort, the Chargers have a chance to make it four losses in a row for Rudder.
Fulshear has the No. 2 defense in the district, allowing 236.5 yards per game. The Chargers have given up the fewest passing yards of any district team, allowing just over 100 yards per contest.
Fulshear is also tied for third in 10-5A DII in interceptions with seven.
Senior quarterback Jackson Edge will try to get the Chargers offense on track; he is averaging just over 200 passing yards per game. He is second in the district, passing touchdowns with 18.
Rudder has the No. 3 district defense, allowing 264.3 yards per game. The Rangers are allowing 136 passing yards per game.