In their previous meeting, Merkel
made a narrow escape with a 22 - 19 win over Stamford
. Unfortunately for Merkel, the rematch didn't go the same way. Merkel received a tough blow as it fell 39 - 20 to Stamford.
Stamford can chalk up much of its success to the efforts of senior Steven Johnson, who ran for 120 yards and also punched in two touchdowns. Lonnie Applin was an active contributor as well and provided 111 receiving yards. In fact, with 12 tackles, Applin was a force on both sides of the ball.
The win bumped Stamford's record up to 2-1. The defeat dropped Merkel's record to 1-2.
Good luck to both teams in their upcoming games! Merkel will face off against Ballinger Friday at 7:30 PM. Meanwhile, Stamford will battle it out against Haskell on Friday at 7:30 PM.
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