CLEAR BROOK —
A good old-fashioned slobber-knocker should take place Friday night when the Vidor Pirates hit the road to tangle with the Clear Brook Wolverines.
The Pirates (2-0) check in with a lot of momentum after rolling past Santa Fe and Bridge City in their first two tilts.
Clear Brook (0-2), a member of District 25-5A, have dropped two close decisions to 5A powerhouse LaPorte in overtime and to Katy Seven Lakes.
The Vidor running game has been superb and its defense has been the stingiest in the area.
The Pirates are averaging 433 yards a game, 425.5 of it on the ground,
Quarterback Montana Quirante leads the ground arsenal with 266 yards on just 25 carries and he has scored four touchdowns. Fullback Justin Moore has rumbled for 251 yards and four TDs on just 17 totes while Thomas Novak has 131 yards on 18 carries.
Defensively, the Pirates have allowed just 85 yards a game and only 12 first downs. In two games, Vidor has outscored their opponents 63-7.
The Wolverines finished 4-7 last season but did make the playoffs. They returned six offensive starters and two on the defensive side of the ball.
Clear Brook is definitely run-oriented with their option-style offense. They are led by quarterback Dominique Holmes who returns after rushing for 594 yards and six TDs while passing for 475 yards and four TDs.
Running back Derek Simmons is also a major threat.
The Wolverine defense is sparked by the likes of defensive backs Chase Cyprien and Aaron Tellis.
Vidor has its bye week next week and will open up 20-4A play Sept. 28 against Nederland.