The Baytown Sun
The road doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for Dayton. The Broncos will hit the road looking for their first win of the season tonight when they face former district rival Porter. Dayton is 0-2 on the season and was stunned at home last week by Galena Park.
The tools are in place for Dayton with a one-two punch in the backfield and a solid passing game. Defensively, the Broncos are giving up 257 yards a game and held Galena Park to just over 200 last week.
Porter, 1-1, could be a bigger challenge when it has the ball. The Spartans are averaging 319 yards a game and only giving up 242 yards. Porter gains twice as much yardage in the air than it does on the ground. Senior Joey Corona leads the team in rushing with 116 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries.
Senior Zane Russell has been very effective early in the year, completing 31 of 45 passes for 413 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
His favorite target has been Sevonne Rhae, who has 13 receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown. Tayler Baker has been a big-play receiver with eight catches for 138 yards.
Dayton has been a little more balanced this season with A.J. Nail passing for yards. Jermond Lovely is coming off a big game and has eight receptions for 175 yards and two touchdowns.
The game will be at 7 p.m. at Texan Drive Stadium located at 23160 Valley Ranch Parkway in New Caney.
The Panthers have had a week to lick their wounds from a one-sided loss to Edna. They have an excellent opportunity to get back in the win column at 7p.m. this evening when they travel to Bridge City. The Cardinals have not enjoyed much in the way of success this season, starting off 0-2.
Bridge City fell to Diboll 42-7 and followed with a 45-7 loss to Jasper. The Cardinals have struggled against the run, giving up 262 yards to Diboll and 350 to Jasper. They have also had penalty issues.
Bridge City plays at Larry Ward Stadium located at 300 Osborne Road in Bridge City.