When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Wildcat Stadium in Elgin
Records: Lehman 0-1 (0-0), Elgin 1-0 (0-0)
Last meeting: Lehman 21, Elgin 6 (2009)
Last week: Cedar Ridge 43, Lehman 7; Elgin 36, Bryan Rudder 7
What they’re saying: “Elgin is comparable to us, numbers-wise. They’re a good team. We’ve just got to keep pushing and getting better. I never said it was going to be an easy road. Our kids play hard, and I have no issues with their effort. We’ve just got to fix the mental mistakes,” Lehman head coach Todd Raymond.
Elgin offense: Pistol
Elgin defense: 4-3
Lehman offense: Spread
Lehman defense: 4-3
Players to watch:
Lehman: RB Paul Brown, LB Ben Mitchell, SS Tyler Hyss, LB A.J. Armonta, WR Kelton Powell
Elgin: QB Te’Rel Simmons, RB Abraham Zepeda, RB Jason Hart, OL Clayton Anderson, LB Chris Walker
Intangibles: The excitement of a new year and a new coach ran smack into reality last week for the Lobos, who couldn’t overcome their offensive miscues en route to a disappointing opener to the 2012 season. Now the honeymoon is over, and the Lobos must dig in, work hard and build up their program, step by step. As senior lineman Cruz Banda pointed out, that’s what pre-district games are for.
Hays Free Press prediction: Lehman 21, Elgin 14