VHS coach Drew Sanders talking to Viper players at the Sept. 22 game vs Harker Heights. Photo by Bill Seitzler
Vandegrift players taking the field at the Sept. 22 game vs Harker Heights. Photo by Bill Seitzler
With arguably the toughest test on their 25-6A schedule out of the way, the Vipers (2-3, 0-1) return to Monroe Stadium for a homecoming matchup with Lehman on Friday.
Justin Moore’s mastery of the offense has been on display the last three weeks, and it will be needed again, as the Vipers have struggled in all three losses with the run game. In two wins, Vandegrift amassed 361 yards on the ground. In three losses, the Vipers averaged just 40 rushing yards in each outing.
“Justin is getting better with each game and being able to handle the pressure of being a 6A starting quarterback. It’s a big job and he’s been up to the task,” said Vipers head coach Drew Sanders.
Defensively, Vandegrift has shown it can stand toe to toe with one of the best teams in the state. Lehman won’t be that kind of test for Vandegrift this week, but coach Sanders and the rest of the staff will be certain to focus on avoiding any sort of letdown while facing the 1-4 Lobos.
Lehman’s lone victory came against Austin Akins in Week 3, a game that marked the Lobos’ best offensive performance of the season, as they outscored Akins 42-35. Continue reading