ROOT SPORTS continues their 2015 schedule of High School Football Games of the Week presented by Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute Live this Thursday from Crusader Stadium as the Cibolo Steele Knights host the DeSoto Eagles. When these two powerhouse Texas 6A programs squared off last year, the Eagles defeated the Knights, narrowly holding on to a 29-24 lead in the game’s closing minutes.
After double-digit wins in their first three games, the Knights are ready to avenge that loss with a stacked offense led by a trio of Texas Tech commits in quarterback Xavier Martin, wide receiver Antoine Wesley-Cox and wide receiver Bryson Denley, who garnered a 39-yard scoring run and a 42-yard touchdown catch in the Knight’s 52-27 win over O’Connor last week. On the flip side, the Knights rely heavily on senior defensive end and Texas A&M commit Mark Jackson, who added to last week’s 52 points with a score on a recovered fumble and a touchdown on a 57-yard interception return.
The Eagles, who earned their first win of the season last week with a huge 38-9 victory over South Oak Cliff, head to Belton Thursday night led by first year head coach Todd Peterman and stand-out Ohio State recruit Tristen Wallace. The dual-threat quarterback completed 16 of his 19 attempts for 209 yards and a touchdown, while also adding 40 yards and two more scores on the ground in DeSoto’s Week 3 win. Along with Wallace, the Eagles feature a mountain of talented D1-school commits in running back LD Brown (Oklahoma State), defensive back AJ Green (Oklahoma State), defensive back Neiman Armstrong (Texas Tech) and wide receiver Brendon Rushing (Texas State).
The action kicks-off live and in High-Definition this Thursday at 7:00PM on ROOT SPORTS’ Alternate Channel. ROOT SPORTS is available on AT&T U-verse (Alt: 697/1697 HD), DIRECTV (Alt: 674-1), Comcast Xfinity (Alt: 710 HD), Coastal Link (Alt: 331), Consolidated Communications (Alt: 43), enTouch (Alt: 82/482 HD) and Phonoscope (Alt: 118/301 HD)
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