CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII SPORTS) -
With a Flour Bluff win and a Moody loss, the Hornets can punch their ticket to the Week 11 District Championship game and automatically get a berth in the UIL playoffs. Carroll is trying to play spoiler and force a tie at the top of the South Zone.
After missing the playoffs last year, Flour Bluff does not want to let an opportunity at the post season slip through their fingers.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve been in this position,” Flour Bluff defensive back Jackson Preschler said.
“We’ve got everything in front of us. We just need to go out and take it.”
Carroll is coming off a one touchdown loss to arch-rival King. In spite of that loss, the Tigers are confident being the Underdog.
“The only ones who expect us to win are right here on this field,” Jerry Long said of his Tigers.
“That’s a good place to be. They’ve walked through their Zone games so far. Going into their place, yeah I’d say we’re an underdog and that’s fine.”
“There’s not much expected of us like there is with Flour Bluff right now,” Carroll quarterback Thomas Long said.
“They’re expected to blow us out. All we can do is go over there and play the best we can and surprise them.”
This will be the fourth time the Tigers will play a team coming off a bye, giving the Bluff an extra week to prep for a Slot T offense they haven’t seen yet this season.
“Having that extra week gets our scout teams ready to go,” Chris Steinbruck told 3Sports.
“We definitely put our best people over there to run it and give us the fastest look because Carroll is extremely fast on offense.”
Carroll is known for pounding the rock, while Flour Bluff will run the ball out of a spread formation. Quarterback Jaeger Bull is second in the district in rushing touchdowns.
“He’s gonna be a load to tackle. They have a really good offensive scheme. They can keep our offense off the field just like we like to do,” Long said.
“They’re gonna be physical up front. That’s something. I’m excited to see what we’re made of,” Bull said.
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