The Guyer Wildcats will make their second of four trips to Keller on Thursday, to take on the Fossil Ridge Panthers.
The Panthers offensively run the power, counter, and QB read game from spread formations. They are led by QB #4 Bryce Baccarini and one of the district leading rushers RB #20 Anthony Smith. Both guys run with power and speed and are the catalyst for their running attack. The vertical threat from the receiver spot is #2 Max Akin, who has a team leading 22 catches for 321 yards and an average of 15 yards a catch.
Defensively, the Texans are a 4-3 scheme, and are the #3 defense in the district behind Guyer and Ryan. To run this scheme effectively, you must have quality defensive ends, and the Panthers have two good ones in #48 Travis Beaver (6’4 215) and #6 Tyler Mitchell (6’3 205). The Panthers have a played a host of linebackers that understand their responsibility and fly to the ball. In the secondary, they have held good passing teams to an average of 155 yds a game passing on the year.
Keys to victory
1. WIN THE TURNOVER RATIO!!!!!!
2. Cut the penalty count in half from last week.
3. Continue to have balance on offense.