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Travis senior running back Joshua Edwards runs away from an Austin defender during the Tigers’ District 20-6A opener.  

It hasn’t taken long for the Travis Tigers to get back into rhythm on offense despite a significant roster overhaul this offseason due to graduation.

The Tigers are already the No. 2 offense in District 20-6A through three games, averaging 350.6 yards per game.

Junior quarterback Anthony Njoku has the Travis offense humming early as the No. 1 district passer. Njoku has completed 66% of his passes (50x76) for 639 yards and seven touchdowns.

Now the Njoku and Tigers face Dulles in the second week of zone play Friday at Mercer Stadium.

Travis, Dulles, Bush and Austin will battle it out for seeding over the next three weeks in District 20-6A.

Like the Tigers, the Vikings are of the three teams in 20-6A that left Week 9 with a win in the opening week of district play.

Dulles didn’t take an easy road to start the season with losses against Willowridge (12-11), Mayde Creek (28-7) and Conroe (47-7). The Vikings opened district play with a 28-6 win over Bush last week.

The defense has been leading the way for the Vikings to start this season. Dulles has allowed the second-fewest yards among district teams at 264.5 yards per game. The run-pass split is nearly even at 531 rushing and 527 passing.

The Vikings will have to stop Njoku rushing as well as his passing. The junior Tiger has 289 yards rushing on 43 carries.

On offense, sophomore Viking Devin Graham is the No. 2 rusher in the district with 378 yards and two touchdowns on 87 carries.

Junior quarterback Marc Tisdell has completed 54% of his passes (27x50) for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

The Tigers’ No. 4 defense in District 20-6A will attempt to count Dulles. Travis has allowed 299.3 yards per game, including 492 yards rushing through three games.

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