Worthing, Yates square off in H-Town showdown

The Taco Bell Road Tour highlights marquee matchups across the Houston area throughout the season.

Taco Bell and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football have teamed up to feature one must-see Texas high school football matchup each week in the Houston area. This week: Houston Yates vs. Houston Worthing, 7 p.m. Friday night at Barnett Stadium

At 4-0, Houston Yates is already off to its best start in more than a decade. The Lions have cruised to wins over Wharton, Kipp Sunnyside, Kashmere and Wheatley, winning all four games by at least 16 points.

Now, the Lions are looking to remain unbeaten in an important District 11-4A showdown against Houston Worthing Friday night.

This week’s Taco Bell Road Tour game pits the top two teams in the district against each other, as both Worthing and Yates enter with a 2-0 mark in district play.

While Yates is unbeaten on the season, Worthing (2-1) has been even more dominant through its two district wins. The Colts outscored Scarborough and Washington 74-6, bouncing back after a tough 33-20 loss to Hargrave to open the year.

Last years matchup finished as a nail-biting defensive showdown, as Yates was able to pull of an 8-7 win. Worthing’s last win over the Lions came in 2013, when the Colts were able to pull off a 30-19 victory.

In order to remain unbeaten and gain control over the rest of the district, the Lions will look to feed the ball to running back Reginald Bryant as often as possible. Bryant had 145 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win and is the driving force behind an offense that thrives through the run game.

The Colts will have their hands full with Bryant but have a strong defensive unit that’s allowed just 26 points through three games. Containing the run will be key for Worthing as they look to pull off the upset and improve to 3-1 Friday night.

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