The 11th-ranked Cardinals used a 24-point third quarter to blow open the Battle In The Valley to score a 52-24 non-conference win against Air Force Prep Academy in action Saturday afternoon at Bruce Field.
The win boosted second-year head coach Sherard Poteete's squad to 6-2 on the season. They return to action Saturday on the road against Navarro in a 3 p.m. kickoff at Tiger Field in Corsicana. Navarro is 4-4 on the year and 3-3 in league play.
The Cardinals are 4-2 in conference. A win against Navarro would secure the No. 2 playoff seed and assure a home game in the semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 2. A loss would likely result in a No. 3 seed and a possible rematch with Navarro in the opening round, again in Corsicana.
Here are the SWJCFC standings and this week's matchups:
Kilgore – 5-1
TVCC – 4-2
Tyler – 3-3
Cisco – 3-3
NEO – 2-4
Blinn – 2-4
NMMI – 2-4
TVCC @ Navarro
Cisco @ NEO
Kilgore @ Tyler
Blinn @ NMMI
TVCC SCORING PLAYS
Deshone Moreaux 41 pass from Hunt. (Godina kick)
Nate Davis 77 run. (Godina kick)
Godina 45 FG.
Greg Clayton 4 pass from Hunt. (Godina kick)
Davis 32 run. (Godina kick)
Davis 44 run. (Godina kick)
TVCC STAT LEADERS
RUSHING – Davis 6-161-3; Tills 8-86-1
RECEIVING – Walker 4-43-1; Moreaux 2-42-1
PASSING – 17-26-177-3
INTERCEPTIONS – Williams 1B