Bears facing big game in Huffman

Published 8:23 am Thursday, October 20, 2016

LITTLE CYPRESS — The Little Cypress-Mauricevlle Battlin’ Bears will be fighting for their playoff lives on the road Friday night when they travel to Huffman to face the Falcons in District 10-4A Division I action.

The Bears (2-5, 0-2) will look to break a three-game losing streak after falling to Bridge City 54-28 last week. Meanwhile the Falcons (4-3, 1-1) are in the hunt after defeating Cleveland 33-14.

This will be the third meeting between the two schools. Huffman leads it 2-0 and won an offensive slugfest last season 45-35.

The Bears piled up 440 yards in the loss to Bridge City but five turnovers proved to be too costly.

LC-M will check in averaging 309.2 yards a game against an improving Huffman defense.

After rushing for 86 yards and two scores against Bridge City, Bear tailback Chris Winters now has 626 yards on 119 carries for the season. He also had six catches for 98 yards against the Cardinals.

Bear quarterback Beau Bickham passed for 233 yards last week. He will look to go over the 1,000-yard mark this week as he has completed 63-of-121 passes for 926 yards for the season. He will be looking for receivers Katon Brown, Trey Guillory and Keegan Brown.

Fullback J’Lon Douglas has over 300 yards on the ground after going for 52 last week.

The Bears will look to improve defensively after allowing 463 yards a game in their two 10-4A losses to Silsbee and Bridge City. LC-M is allowing 372.2 yards a game.

Huffman bounced back against Cleveland after dropping its 10-4A opener at Navasota 28-21.

The Falcons returned a wealth of experience from last year’s 6-5 playoff unit.

Quarterbacks Kessler Bordwell and Brody Logsdon have both seen time at quarterback.

The Falcons have a pair of stellar backs in Camron McMahon and Darius Dugas and three excellent receivers in Dylan Lorfing, Trey Lundy and Noah Thomas.

The Bears will return home next week to face Cleveland.

Series history

2014: Huffman 9, LC-M 3

2015: Huffman 45, LC-M 35