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Marquee Matchup: Veterans Memorial takes on Victoria East this week

Veterans Memorial High School
Posted at 6:00 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 22:27:35-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday's big district showdown between Veterans Memorial and Victoria East from the Cabaniss Sports Complex will be broadcast live on our sister station The CW starting at 7 p.m. Both teams are 1-0 in District 15-5A.

The Eagles are ranked fifth in this week's Dave Campbell's Texas Football state poll in Class 5A Division I, with a 3-0 overall record.

East is led by quarterback Jadon Williams, and they have been lighting up scoreboards to the tune of 42 points a game. But the Eagles defense has been stingy so far, giving up just 41 points in three games.

"I think we have pretty good linebackers, along with a strong defensive line and secondary," said Eagles WR/DB Cameron De La Pena. "I think we should be able to contain their quarterback and have a good game plan for Thursday."

There is a lot riding on the outcome of this game because the winner is guaranteed at least a share of first place in district action.