SEAGOVILLE – The Seagoville Dragons will be looking to notch their first win of the young season when the Samuell Spartans visit James Ray Henry Stadium tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Seagoville (0-2) missed a golden opportunity to move into the win column last week in a disappointing 21-13 setback to Newman Smith. However, the Dragons will be favored against a Spartans’ defense that surrendered 337 rushing yards – and 6.2 yards per carry – in a 33-19 loss to R.L. Turner a week ago.
Senior defensive lineman Tommy Lawton spearheaded a Dragons’ defense that put the hometown team in a position to claim a win last week. The Seagoville native, who spent several years playing football in Michigan, is quickly establishing himself as one of the top interior lineman in the Dallas ISD.
Samuell (1-1) pounded an awful Fort Worth Polytechnic squad, 55-0, to open the season and are led by sophomore quarterback John’Turius Shaw and senior Darionta Choice, an all-purpose running back and receiving threat.
The Dragons’ offense features senior quarterback Isaiah Brown, who ran for 116 yards and passed for 57 yards, in Week 2. Sophomore receiver Xzavier Phillips returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and took a screen pass 43 yards for another score, in an impressive outing last week.
OUTLOOK: Seagoville should have no problem running the ball against the Spartans, which bodes well for an offense that has sputtered so far this season. But Samuell has a decent passing game which could expose the Dragons lackluster secondary. However, if Lawton and company can dominate the trenches, Seagoville will claim its first win of the season.
PREDICTION: Seagoville 27, Samuell 20
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