Oak Ridge aims for continued perfection against rival Montgomery

By: Ryan Musich, Woodlands Online Sports
| Published 10/03/2017

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The 4-0 Oak Ridge War Eagles come soaring into their second district game against the Montgomery Bears Friday Oct. 6 at Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Oak Ridge’s defense has been on fire all season long, and continued to dominate against district foe Conroe on Friday Sept. 29 at Moorhead Stadium.

Quarterback Reinard Britz finally found his rhythm in the passing game and the rushing game two-headed monster of a backfield of Sophmore Nick McCants and Senior Kamari Williams found quite a bit of production in the ground game. The War Eagles have also played really well on special teams as they have scored a touchdown in three straight games.

The defense played another solid game against the Tigers. Led by Senior Linebacker Brennan Young and Junior DJ Hurd, the War Eagles held the Tigers to only seven points in front of Conroe’s crowd.

For this game, Oak Ridge is back in front of their home crowd at Woodforest Stadium for the first time in a couple of weeks.

The Montgomery Bears come into this game at 2-2 and are coming off of a loss to district rival Westbrook 46-20. The bears have relied on their returning backfield starters of Quarterback Jordan Hood, Running Back Alex Nunn, and Wide Receiver Jody Miller.

Hood got off to a fast start this year for the Bears but will have his toughest test to date as he faces off against a defense that has only allowed one touchdown through the air all season long. Montgomery’s line will have a tough task as The War Eagles Defensive End Joseph Ossai will surely be a huge problem for Montgomery.

I’m looking for Oak Ridge to improve to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in district play. The offense will look to keep their rhythm going and the defense doing what they do, make plays and live in Montgomery’s backfield. Expect Joseph Ossai and company to feast on Jordan Hood and Running Back Alex Nunn.

The Montgomery defense has been vulnerable in the passing game, so expect Reinard Britz and the Oak Ridge air attack to be very aggressive on their first few possessions.

Oak Ridge will take this one soundly in front of the home crowd at Woodforest Stadium 31-10 to continue their roll this season and stay atop the district 12-6A standings.

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