Javelinas take on Mcmurry

Javelinas take on Mcmurry

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Quarterback Trey Mitchell is tackled by Commerce Lions' Devonta Leary during last week's game at AT&T Stadium. Mitchell injured his shoulder in the game.
Quarterback Trey Mitchell is tackled by Commerce Lions’ Devonta Leary during last week’s game at AT&T Stadium. Mitchell injured his shoulder in the game.

The Javelinas look to their next opponents, the McMurry War Hawks, after a crushing defeat against the Texas A&M Commerce Lions.

The game will be played at Wilford Moore Stadium on Sept. 27.

Both teams are fresh off conference opening losses and are looking to establish themselves in the win column. The Javelinas lost to Commerce last weekend in the LSC football festival 55-20 while McMurry opened on the road at Angelo State falling 45-14.

Head Coach David Calloway said this week’s redshirt sophomore quarterback Alex Rios would get the start in place of the injured Trey Mitchell.

“Right now we are going with Rios, unless something unforeseen happens,” Calloway said. “Alex is a dual treat, the thing he does that you saw Saturday is that he can extend plays with his feet,” Calloway said.

“He loves to throw the ball and can run the ball when he has to or is needed to. He does a good job getting his eyes down field.”

The War Hawks offense comes into the game averaging 20 points per game. They average 96.5 rushing yards per game and 260.5 passing yards per contents.

The War Hawks average 357 yards in total offense per game.

Junior quarterback Matthew McHugh enters the game 35-59 with four interceptions completing for 59.32 percent. McHugh has 508 yards with four touchdowns and averages 254 yards through the air.

Leading rusher for the War Hawks is Chris Simpson. Simpson on the year has 102 yards on 23 attempts. He averages 4.4 yards per attempt.

Jeret Smith leads the receiving department with 10 receptions for 155 yards. He averages 15.5 yards per catch.

Defensively for the War Hawks they give up an average of 323 total yards per game with 141 on the ground and 182 in the air per contest.

Leading the defense in tackles for the War Hawks is Desmond Guy. Guy has 23 total tackles, 16 of which are solo tackles.

The War Hawks defense gives up an average of 31 points per game.

Calloway said both teams would be looking to come out and get the victory considering both teams lost in their conference openers.

“They play hard, they got some guys that can make some plays,” he said. “They try to create a lot of confusion defensively with multiple blitz packages. They’re like us right now. We are both trying to get that bad taste out of our mouths.”

James Espinosa
Sports Editor