Fort Worth Christian vs Dallas Christian: Playoff Preview
It’s the Cardinals of Fort Worth Christian vs Dallas Christian Chargers in the regional round of the TAPPS-Division II playoffs. The kickoff is set for Friday night at 7:30 PM.
Fort Worth Christian vs Dallas Christian
Fort Worth Christian (4-7)
The Cardinals are led on offense by QB Trevor Andrews. Andrews has passed for 1713 yards and 15 touchdowns, and only two INTs. Andrews has also added four rushing touchdowns.
The ground game is in the capable hands of Karter Marlow (429 yards, 5 TDs) and Luke Anderson (427 yards, 8 touchdowns).
Andrews’s favorite target has been Jacob Trimble. He has caught 67 passes for 1033 yards and eight touchdowns (averaging 15 yards per catch).
The defense is led by Julian Sanchez (54 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks), Jackson Barlow (28 tackles, 4 INTs), and Luke Anderson (102 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks).
Fort Worth Christian is on a three-game winning streak and has scored 50 or more points in each of those three games. But, they have a 4-14 record vs Dallas Christian and have lost the last two meetings.
Dallas Christian (9-1)
The Chargers have averaged 40 points per game on offense and are allowing 12 points per game on defense. They have won six straight games, and have allowed just 17 total points in their last four games.
QB Luke Carney leads the offense on the field. Carney has passed for 1554 yards, 19 touchdowns, and only 4 INTs. He has also added 5 rushing touchdowns and is completing 67% of his passes. In his last six games, Carney has thrown 15 touchdown passes and only 1 INT.
The rushing attack is led by Jalil Brown, who has rushed for 970 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per rush. He has rushed for 100 yards or more in each of his last five games, including 225 yards in a 35-13 win over Fort Bend Christian. Brown has posted three games with three rushing TDs.
On defense, the Chargers are led by:
- Gabriel Grubbs: 102 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, five sacks, and four INTs.
- Jackson Barry: 84 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, and eight sacks.
- Devontay High: 71 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and three sacks.
- Jalil Brown: 36 tackles and four INTs.
Dallas Christian has won eight TAPPS Football Championships in school history, their last coming in 2008. They lost in the Division II Championship game to Austin Regents 26-20 last year.
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