Two of Monday’s Kirk Herbstreit Classic losers, Dallas Skyline and Arlington Bowie, will match up this weekend for a consolation game of sorts.
Skyline managed only 136 total yards against ESPN RISE FAB 50 No. 22-ranked St. Thomas Aquinas, losing 31-3. The Raiders' very speedy offense was unable to score a touchdown against an equally speedy defense.
Bowie, however, will not bring near the speed of Aquinas, and head coach Kenny Perry said his team has a lot to fix before next week’s game.
“If we don’t get better this week the same thing is going to happen to us again,” Perry said. “Skyline has got a lot of athletes as well. We’ve got to get better.”
Bowie was outmatched Monday against a strong DeSoto team, who won 49-21 behind 313 yards and five touchdowns from quarterback Ryan Polite. Bowie quarterback Sergio Cantu threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns, one on a 91-yard pass.
Both teams will also have the challenge of playing on a short week of practice, which disrupts the usual routine of getting prepared for a game.
This will also be the first week Skyline will play a team from Texas. The Raiders played in Florida during Zero Week.
Skyline and Bowie will play Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas-Arlington.