The likely toughest opponent the Baytown Christian Bulldogs face in the regular season comes to town Saturday for a clash of unbeaten TAPPS six-man squads.
The Bulldogs (5-0), on a 19-game win streak as the defending Division III champions host The Emery/Weiner School (4-0) 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Jaguars are the No. 3 TAPPS Division I program according to sixmanfootball.com while the Bulldogs enter the contest No. 1 in Division III according to the same organization.
“This has always been a great game,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “It’s gone back about eight years and we always play really close games.
“I can’t stand Saturday games because it kills the mojo. We aren’t used to it and they are. It’s like getting adapted to a time change.”
The last time the teams met was in 2017 with BCA winning 42-32 at Emery/Weiner.
“It will be like playoff football, but once again we are going in to build depth,” Anderson said. “We are going into this game confident, but realizing that it’s just another game and pushing for the playoffs. That’s where we are at.
“They always have great offense, block really well and their defense is very strong. They force everything back inside and that’s where their strong players are at linebacker.”
The Jaguars have two shutouts in the first month of play.
BCA comes into the game off of a 58-12 win in San Antonio against Jubilee Academy last Saturday.
“We are still trying to fix things as far as working with the quarterback and we didn’t turn the ball over which is great,” Anderson said. “We started out a little slow again. We righted the ship and it was smooth sailing.”
The Bulldogs led 32-6 at the break and ultimately pulled away behind Jelan Dowdye (152 yards rushing, three touchdowns), Colton Anderson (123 yards, three touchdowns) and sophomore quarterback Sebastian Wilson who made the start and “was flawless,” according to Anderson.
Kyron Pitre, who is the regular starter under center, is battling an injury that requires pain management and did not play.
“We are in non-district right now so we aren’t going to force him back,” Anderson said. “We have great depth at the quarterback position so we will be fine.”