Varsity football heads to Cedar Hill

The varsity football team looked strong last week against the Spartans of Stafford after a tough 0-3 start. The Eagles looked great on offense for the first three games of the season and not so much on the defensive side of the ball.

Peyton Matocha has accounted for 15 touchdowns in the last three games including a record-breaking 98-yard touchdown pass to receiver Hunter Cheek. It was a flip of roles last Friday night as the defense stepped up in creating big stops in the first half of the game. The new hiring of the defensive line coach Doug Smith has shown immediate benefits as the defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage. The Eagles ultimately came out on top, winning 28-21, moving 1-3 on the season with a new confidence.

The Eagles are traveling up to Cedar Hill on Friday to face off against the 4-0 Trinity Christian Tigers who are ranked eighth in the state with former NFL standout Deion Sanders as the offensive coordinator. St. Thomas Football played the Tigers last year and came up one point short in an entertaining 28-27 game at Hotze Field. The rematch this year will be on their turf. The team’s defense will need to step up again similar to last week to pull off this upset. As long as the offense can keep up with theirs the Eagles will be competitive on Friday.

After this week the team plays at Hotze Field for the Homecoming game against China Spring on October 5.