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Football | October 24, 2013

Pre/Game: Bracken Christian vs. Kerrville OLH

 Bracken Christian       @    Kerrville OLH       October 25 7:30pm
 Warriors (5-2)               Hawks (3-4)
History: Warriors lead series 6-1.
 2008 BCS 40 OLH 14
 2009 BCS 48 OLH 75
 2010 BCS 71 OLH 62
 2010 BCS 76 OLH 70 OT Playoff
 2011 BCS 79 OLH 34
 2012 BCS 60 OLH 14
This Season's Games:
BCS  38  Austin Hill Country  61   Hawks  73  SA Castle Hills      80
BCS  34  Sugar Land Logos     30   Hawks  50  Seguin Lifegate      34
BCS  50  Prairie Lea          00   Hawks  55  Cedar Park Summit    06
BCS  34  Hou. Emery Weiner    27   Hawks  13  Austin Hill Country  58
BCS  42  NB Christian         06   Hawks  40  Austin Veritas       68
BCS  06  Boerne Geneva        50   Hawks  16  SA FEAST             62
BCS  67  CASA                 21   Hawks  63  SA Winston           00

For all intense and purposes Bracken Christian will be playing the last team of the regular season that will be a good challenge as the Warriors start preparation for their second season called the playoffs.

OLH’s record is deceiving based on their amount of injuries this year. The Hawks have had as many as three starters out since their game with Castle Hills.

In the Coaches Corner article, Coach Fields mentioned that two thirds of those players will be back for this game.

In Six-Man football, having that many players out will play havoc for that chemistry needed for games as well as practices.

There is only one game that both of these schools have played this season.

In those games, Austin Hill Country made their presence known by winning with 45 points over OLH and surprising the Warriors starting off this season.

SA Castle Hills was a scrimmage opponent for BCS and that contest, Castle Hills won their quarter of competition over Bracken and so that OLH game with earlier this season will give you an idea of what the Hawks have when most of their starters are present.

Playing on the road might also be an equalizer.

Recap:
OLH needs this game to guarantee a playoff spot. A loss will spell their doom.
OLH has had up to three starters out for most of this season.
OLH will have two of those players back for this game.
OLH played Castle Hills even when at full strength. Castle Hills out played BCS in their scrimmage.
OLH and BCS were both beaten by Austin Hill Country.
OLH will be playing at home.
OLH and Bracken are rivals and that will also get those juices going for these schools.

That should let you know what might be in store when that kick-off starts action this Friday.

Bracken responded well after their defeat at the hands of Boerne Geneva two weeks ago. The win over CASA was a walk in the park

The Warriors will also have two players returning to this game with Coy Zunker and Gunnar Stolhandske which helps with that most important aspect of 6-man…..depth.

BCS will see where they will stack up as playoff season comes beckoning in a few weeks.

Improving their spread offense will continue to be an objective for Coach Fields while hoping players can play injury free.

Should be a fun game to take in for the Road Warriors.