Weatherford Democrat


August 30, 2012

Parker County football game capsules — Week 0


Weatherford vs. Richland

Time: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Site: Kangaroo Stadium

Type: Season/home opener, non-district

Last year: Did not play


Richland Rebels (0-0)

Last season: 4-6 overall, 3-5 in District 6-5A

Last week: N/A

Players to watch: WR Kumani Armstead (6-1, 180, 4.6), DT Stephen Coffey (6-1, 260, 5.0), DB Payton Murrell (5-9, 185, 4.6),  Samir Zeqiraj (6-4, 300, 5.6), WR Trent Clark (5-11, 150, 4.7)


Weatherford Kangaroos (0-0)

Last season: 3-7 overall, 2-5 in District 4-5A

Last week: N/A

Players to watch: OG Hayden Davis (6-1, 250, 5.4), OT Jordan Gray (6-3, 286, 5.6), C Sammy Stephens (6-2, 253, 5.6), DE Slade Hodge (6-2, 200, 4.8), DT Kent Sanner (6-1, 232, 4.9), DT Andrew Cape (5-11, 270, 4.9)

Game notes: The evolution of the Roo offense continues in 2012, as the option pitch remains in the repertoire, but little else, with the formations and schemes more conducive to the passing attack while the run remains a staple. The offensive line brings experience and some size to the mix. And offensive coordinator Larry McBroom has and will be putting in his own touches to make the attack more unpredictable.

Look for both quarterbacks, Colton Mallory (senior) and Grant Werts (junior) to take snaps, as the Roos hope to take advantage of each player's strong suits.

Weatherford's seniors are a formidable presence on head coach Reid Waller's squad in this year's campaign, in hopes that the defense can stymie the big plays that were prevalent in 2011.

Richland looks to open up its offense as well under head coach George Kates. A storehouse of accomplished and upcoming wide receivers are on hand for the Rebels, but remaining to be seen is if their two underclassmen quarterbacks will deliver the ball with consistency. And with just four starters returning on its defense, the Rebels' new seniors will need to step up quickly. 

While the non-district games remain a precursor to the all-important district slate, Weatherford hopes a successful start will ensure some momentum heading into the 3-5A maelstrom. An opening win, in front of the home crowd, could only help that cause. 

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