Football, Pre/Game | November 14, 2013

Pre-Game: Bracken Christian vs. Sugar Land Logos Prep

 Bracken Christian    vs.      Sugar Land Logos   Saturday 6pm Giddings
Warriors 8-2                            Lions 8-2

History: BCS leads series 3-0
2012 BCS  66  Logos Lions   20
2012 BCS  60  Logos Lions   30 Playoff
2013 BCS  34  Logos Lions   30
This Season's Games:
 BCS 39 AHC            61      Logos Prep 67 SA The Winston          18
 BCS 34 Logos Prep     30      Logos Prep 30 BCS                     34
 BCS 50 Prairie Lea    00      Logos Prep 45 High Island             44
 BCS 34 Emery-Weiner   27      Logos Prep 56 SM Hill Country         06
 BCS 42 NB Christian   06      Logos Prep 38 Austin Hill Country     10
 BCS 06 Boerne Geneva  50      Logos Prep 36 Huntsville Alpha Omega  37
 BCS 67 CASA           21      Logos Prep 60 Pasadena FBC            14
 BCS 60 Kerrville OLH  44      Logos Prep 49 Conroe Covenant         00
 BCS 57 SM Home School 12      Logos Prep 01 Kingwood NE Christian   00
 BCS 46 SA The Winston 00      Logos Prep 56 Baytown Christian       18

This is a simple analysis, Bracken Christian beat Sugar Land Logos Prep this year by four points and so that will be the difference this game too.

Wait…The ReSporter knows that many variables are added in to this formula as the season progresses.

So the question that would need to be answered: Has Bracken improved more than Logos Prep has since their game over two months ago?

In that earlier game, the Warriors held the Lions to their lowest yardage for this season which would include the Lions mercy games.

Sugar Land seems to pass more when the game is close and in both losses in order to score quickly.

The Lions have averaged 206 yards rushing and 124 yards via the airwaves.

Two players will have a hand in passing department. Seniors Cooper Hicks and Jacob Ross have totaled over 1100 yards passing with Ross leading for 868 yards.

Compare that total with Bracken and you can see that Sugar Land will pose a more balanced attack.

Cooper Hicks is the Lions leading rusher breaking the 1000 yard barrier and averaging 111 yards per game, Hicks has scored 13 times. The rest of Sugar Land’s rushers combined 270 yards letting you know that Hicks is the horse these Lions ride in their games.

Several receivers have accumulated a fair amount of yards:

     Name                Receptions      Yards       Average      TD
 #25 Toby Pavlik           20            326         16.3         5
 #14 Cooper Hicks          13            249         19.2         3
 # 4 Andrew Hill           11            227         20.6         3
 #42 Tyler Fisher          11            225         20.5         3

Sugar Land has a lot of weapons in their arsenal and looking at these numbers you will see Hicks in several venues this Saturday night.

Toby Pavlik (#25) will the Lions lock down defensive player as he leads the team with 67 tackles with 11 of those resulting in lost yardage for their opponent.

Tim Pickle (#10) has also set high bar with eight tackles for a loss.

Jacob Ross (#18) leads the team with four interceptions this season.

On special teams, Sugar Land is converting 83% of their bonus kicks and that will certainly be an item giving the Lions an advantage over Bracken.

The Warriors have had a decent season and some injuries might be an item you might want to play close attention.

Noah Boriack has certainly done a fine job this season rushing and having Preston Koch in the backfield will give the Lions more to think about.

Defense is where Bracken will have to raise the bar to come out ahead in this contest as the Warriors held Sugar Land to their lowest point total this season and if that side of the ball can come close to duplicating that part of their game, then the chances for a win will increase.

Sam Hilgendorf has been the leading tackler the last couple of games but a big game from Davis Scott and John Colby will need to be realized for Bracken to stay in this fight.

How the endurance plays out should also be a key to who could win this game. This will be a four quarter game and having fresh legs near the end of the game could spell who wins or loses.

Good Luck Warriors.