SAN ANTONIO, Texas – When Brennan meets Brandeis this Friday night, both the Bears and the Broncos will be fired up for this District 28-6A showdown.
”It’s a really big game, them being undefeated and it being a district game,” Bears senior defensive tackle Jeffrey McMillin said. “There’s a lot riding on it. We’re preparing hard, so it’s going to be a good game.”
Brandeis is undefeated in 2018, currently sporting a perfect 4-0 record, while Brennan is 2-2 overall, 2-1 in district play.
“The past two years, it’s really been the talk of the town,” Bears senior running back Amani Arvelo said. “We used to have a bye week before we played them, so during that whole week it would be our main focus. It’s the same thing this year.”
Recent history is on the Bears’ side. Brennan has dominated the Broncos, winning 39-9 last year, 42-35 in 2016 and 21-17 in 2014.
”We need to win this if we want to go for the district championship,” Broncos junior defensive lineman Alex Trevino explained. “We want to go undefeated in district, so we want to try our best to best them and make sure they don’t beat us.”
During their season-opening four-game winning streak, the Broncos have notched district wins over Stevens, Marshall and Clark. But now, they will face their toughest district opponent so far.
“Brennan is very dangerous,” Trevino warned. “They do a lot of different things, some of the same stuff, but they show different formations that are the same thing.”
Brennan opened their season with losses to both Reagan and Warren, who are both ranked in 12’s top 12, at number four and 12, respectively. Since then, the Bears have reeled off back-to-back wins against Jay and Taft, and this game has all the makings of a shootout. In their two wins the Bears are averaging 45.5 points per game, while the Broncos are averaging 50.5 points per game.
“Over the past two games, I think the team has finally understood what we need to do,” McMillin added. “We’re all executing well and we have a lot of momentum.“
“Everyone’s hyped up for the game,” Trevino said. “We know we’ll do well."
We will find out this Friday night at Farris Stadium, with the kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m.