The Brock Eagles (3-2, 0-1) will look to get to .500 in district play when the team hosts the Bowie Jackrabbits (0-4) in a District 4-3A, D-I game at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium.
Brock, which fell to Pilot Point in the teams’ district opener last week, has played well in 2019, owning a positive point differential of 89-65.
However, turnovers and defensive miscues, two areas Head Coach Chad Worrell highlighted after last week’s game versus the Bearcats, have hurt the Eagles at times.
Through five weeks, the Eagles have seen opponents score touchdowns eight times on plays of 20-plus yards as well as struggling with the effects of 10 turnovers (lost fumbles or interceptions).
Despite these numbers, Brock has powered its way to an above .500 record, something the team will look to build on against Bowie.
The Jackrabbits have had their own share of struggles this season, sitting at 0-4, with three of those losses coming on deficits of 27 points or more.
Still, Bowie possess a number of weapons, perhaps the most notable being junior running back Ty Harris.
Harris finished with more than 800 yards of offense last season, lining up in a number of positions including wide receiver and quarterback in addition to his work in the backfield.
With that said, Brock’s defense, which has allowed no more than 21 points in any game this season while holding opponents to an average of 13 points per game, should prove a difficult test for Bowie.
Conversely, the Eagles have attacked opposing defenses with a potent ground game which has churned out 1,381 rushing yards (five games) this season, with the team putting up 230-plus yards on the ground in each of those five contests.
Those numbers bode well against a Jackrabbits’ defense which has surrendered a combined 149 points in four games this year.
With the team’s bye on the horizon (next week), Brock enters Friday with an opportunity to even its district record at one and head into the break with momentum.