Football: Hough vs. Mallard Creek Away
7 PM. Mallard Creek won 28-3 last season. Hough (6-0, 2-0) @ Mallard Creek (6-0, 2-0). Players to watch: Hough-RB Tylan Murrell,QB Josh Stilley, DE Brandon Cassarino; Mallard Creek–QB James Smith, RB Jaylen Samuels, WR Vernon Grier. THE SKINNY: A match-up of two of the state’s top Class 4A programs. Both are unbeaten. Mallard Creek lost starting QB Emiere Scaife to a season-ending ankle injury, but didn’t show any ill effects in last week’s 69-0 rout against Hopewell. Hough scored a school-record 73 pts last week & has one of the area’s most proficient offenses. Stilley has passed for 1,156 yds & 14 TD’s. His top target is Caleb Hines, who has 19 receptions for 477 yds & 6 TD’s. Opponents can’t key on Hough’s passing, because Murrell (515 rushing yds, 8 TD’s) runs behind a talented/experienced offensive line.