player of the week: Andy Flowers

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Marengo Academy head coach Jesse Little said, prior to last Friday&8217;s game, his offense was going to stick to its bread and butter, the run game, during their first-round playoff game against Kingwood Christian. After the game, without even hearing the stats, Little knew his game plan worked.

For the Kingwood Lions, it was obvious the game was going to involve a lot of chase and, hopefully, catch with Longhorn rushers from the first play. Marengo Academy returned the opening kick off to the 25-yard line. A toss to Andy Flowers, who made it to the outside and hugged the sidelines with Lions snapping at his heels, put the &8217;Horns on the board with only 47 seconds ticked off the game clock in what became an eventual 47-14 win.

Flowers dominated the ground attack in the first half (and accounted for almost a third of the passing yardage for the Longhorns, which we will touch on in a second) by rushing for 164 of the teams 240 yards in the first half. And he did it on 11 of the team&8217;s 22 carries in the half.

The second half wasn&8217;t as productive for Flowers, who had three more carries for a total of nine more yards &8212; of course he did add one more touchdown stroll from 3 yards out to make it three in one the game. The entire Longhorn rushing core combined for 418 yards on 39 carries in the match up.

On the passing side, Flowers picked up 30-yards receiving and was stopped from a receiving touchdown with a shoestring tackle on razzle-dazzle play &8212; a reverse pass from fellow rusher Jesse Morgan.

&8212; Brandon Glover