Bobcats will venture to Warren

Published 8:48 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019

ORANGEFIELD – In another game they can’t look past, the Orangefield Bobcats will hit the road Friday night to take on the Warren Warriors in District 12-3A Division I action.

The Bobcats (7-1, 4-1) put together one of their best all-around performances of the season last week when they flattened the Woodville Eagles 31-0 at home.

They will make the trek to Warren to face a struggling Warriors team. Warren (2-6, 0-5) is still in search of their first 12-3A win.

The Warriors have 12-3A losses to Hardin (26-23), Woodville (48-20), Anahuac (42-22), Buna (54-42) and Kirbyville (35-22) last week.

The Bobcats are currently in third in 12-3A as East Chambers (7-1, 5-0) hosts Anahuac (5-3, 5-0) Friday.

A win over Warren could set up the Bobcats next week when they host Anahuac in which the Bobcats could be battling for the second-place playoff seed or even a chance to share the 12-3A title according to what happens between Anahuac and East Chambers.

The Bobcats will check into Friday night’s battle with the best defense in 12-3A. Orangefield is allowing just 185.4 yards a contest, 114.9 on the ground and 70.5 in the air.

They will look to slow down a run-heavy Warren unit sparked by quarterback Michael Mouton.

Mouton has zipped for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns on 134 carries and has passed for 465 yards and three scores.

Running backs Wesley Gill (64-428-6) and Jermiah Juarez (33-353-2) have provided a nice punch in the backfield. The Warriors average 349.6 yards a game, 291.5 of it via the ground.

The Bobcats will try to motor through the Warren defense with their very balanced Slot-T attack.

The Bobcats come in averaging 309.6 yards a game, 295 on the ground.

Chase Broussard, who shredded Woodville for 182 yards and two TDs on 20 carries, leads the balanced Bobcats with 519 yards and six TDs on 61 totes.

Fullback Heston Puckett has rumbled for 466 yards and four TDs on 80 carries and Hunter Ashworth has zipped his way to 369 yards and five scores on 49 carries.

Throw in quarterback Gunner Jones, Kadeon Evans, Kent Michael and Colby Choate, who all tote the leather as well, the Bobcats have been hard to stop.

Warren’s defense is allowing 329.5 yards a game, 206.1 on the ground and 123.4 in the air.

The Bobcats shredded the Warriors 56-0 last season, scoring 28 points in each half.

The Warriors will wrap up their season next week at home against East Chambers.