Pre/Game: Bracken Warriors vs. Prairie Lea Indians
Bracken Christian vs. Prairie Lea Friday Sep. 13 Warriors (1-1) Indians (0-2)
History: First game with these teams.
Season Results: BCS 38 Austin Hill Country 61 Indians 07 Selma River City Believers 24 BCS 34 Sugar Land Logos 30 Indians 19 SM Hill Country Christian 39
This game has a good chance of being Bracken’s first 45 mercy game this year.
How can The ReSporter be so sure? Take these morsels of information and see if you can come up with another result.
Last season this Indian squad finished with a 2-8 record. In those games played one was Boerne Geneva’s JV squad that won the game 51-6.
SA The Winston 45ed this team last year and one of their victories was against another JV team Austin Veritas.
Bracken 45ed SA The Winston last season giving you an idea of how far the gulf in talent gap might be between these two teams.
Seven of Prairie Lea’s 10 games were mercy games and their record was 1-6 in those games.
Selma River City Believers beat the Indians on opening night this year and that squad last season had a 1-7 record and have not struck fear in many opponents in their history.
How about this line taken from Texas Football Magazine, Prairie Lea has not had a winning season since they returned to playing football back in 2002.
This Indian squad has the longest drought of not making the playoffs dating back to 1944.
Prairie Lea has five returning starters with two on the offensive side and three on defense.
Not a lot of depth and that certainly can play against a team having players going both ways.
Bracken has enough depth that those rested players can seem a lot faster as a game gets older.
Look for that same scenario in this game as this Indian squad will want to have a reservation to Hawaii as this game reaches the halfway mark.
Bracken is working on several players in different positions and so this game will help place some players that are vying for playing time.
Bracken has gone their longest stint since their inaugural year 2006 in administering a mercy game.
Four games have been played since BCS hung 46 points on Kerrville OLH last year. The longest steak previous to this one was 2010-11 season when they matched that four game stint 26 games ago. In 2006 BCS won just one game and that was by four points.
Bracken’s first mercy game with a win was their fourth game into the 2007 season against Cedar Creek Covenant, 64-12.
You will see more passing in this game as Bracken needs to find that player that can get a part of the game that needs to improve before the Warriors enter into their big games coming up.