The Dragons are apt to be bolstered with home field advantage for the first time this season, compiling their record with one away game and two neutral sites. Their match with Brock will be the first of four consecutive games at Dragon Stadium.
The Eagles have displayed usual ‘Brock-like’ tendencies thus far in the season, showing a good amount of resilience late in contests. After holding the lead for most of the contest against Booker last week in Sweetwater, Brock fell behind only to regain the advantage on a final drive that ate away most of the clock. Leddy French crossed the goal line from the two with less than a minute left. French is among a growing group of offensive contributors for the Eagles, with more than a half dozen of its players recording points this season. Point production has been decent for the Eagles, putting up the equivalent of four TDs per game.
The Brock 10-1 defense should face a good test in this match with the numbers Chico has been cranking out the first three weeks of play. Avoiding the big play and forcing the Dragons to grind it out with a bunch of snaps should help keep the score close, with an edge to the Eagles’ finishing capability.
Brock is entering three more weeks of “road-warrioring” before returning to the confines of Eagle Stadium at Brock Jr. High for a rare home match — this time against Fort Worth Christian on Oct. 11. The experience will likely pay dividends for the underclassmen who will be traveling in the next few years.