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Whoos Undefeated? The Garland Owls, That’s Who!

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The Garland Owls are flying high, currently sporting an 8-0 record. The offense is scoring 52 points per game and is led by a dynamic quarterback.

The Garland Owls

Owls High-Flying Passing Offense

The Owls offense is led by strong-armed QB Cergio Perez. He has passed for 2754 yards and 42 touchdowns, and only 4 INTs (in 252 pass attempts). Perez is completing 73% of his passes and is averaging 344 passing yards per game. He is 246 yards away from the 3000-yard mark.

Perez has thrown for 300 yards or more in seven of the eight games they have played, including two games with over 400 yards passing in each. According to 247sports, Perez is committed to South Dakota.

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The running game is led by Jayshon Powers, who has rushed for 699 yards and 10 touchdowns. He averages seven yards per rush.

Perez has targeted two primary receivers this season. Jordan Hudson has caught 51 passes for 905 yards and 17 touchdowns. Ellis Rogers has caught 52 balls for 661 yards and six touchdowns. Charles Allen is another dependable target as he has caught 31 balls for 404 yards and eight touchdowns.

Last week in a 61-24 blowout win over North Garland, the Owls gained a whopping 30 first downs. Perez threw eight touchdown passes to five different receivers for 414 yards:

  • Charles Allen, 2 TDs (31 catches, 404 yards, and 8 TDs on the season).
  • Aaron King, 1 TD
  • Jayshon Powers, 5 catches, 143 yards, and 1 TD
  • Jordan Hudson, 6 catches, 127 yards, and 3 TDs
  • Ellis Rogers, 10 catches, 107 yards, 1 TD

Garland’s Tough Defense

The defense played lights out as well against North Garland: 17 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and 3 INTs.

As a unit, the Garland defense has made 545 tackles, 13 sacks, 14 INTs, and 94 tackles for loss. The leaders on defense are Tray Alexander (51 tackles, 9 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 INT) and Keylan Smith (55 tackles, 7 TFLs, 2 sacks, and 1 INT).

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The Owls host Rowlett Friday night, October 29th. They visit South Garland on November 5th to end the regular season.

Can Garland go 10-0 in the regular season? Leave a comment below. 

Stats sourced from MaxPreps: Garland High School (TX) Varsity Football (maxpreps.com)

 

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