Douglas visits Hug tonight in a nonleague football contest between two teams looking to win for the first time this season.
When looking at the caliber of opponents, however, those 0-3 records can be thrown out the window. Douglas has played three opponents whose combined records are 6-2 while Hug’s three opponents are a combined 7-1.
Just don’t expect either the Tigers or Hawks to take each other lightly.
“We need a win,” Monfiletto said. “Our preparation and focus this week have been what it needs to be. We respect Hug; they’ve proven they can play with the best so I believe we’re going to come prepared to play a quality football team.”
Hug has lost to Carson (23-13), Bishop Manogue (29-14) and Damonte Ranch (57-15).
The Hawks have shown offensive potential so far. Junior running back Titus Tau, for one, has rushed for 337 yards (6.74 yard per carry average) and two TDs, including an 80-yarder.
“They have a lot of weapons and a lot of team speed,” Monfiletto said of the Hawks.
Meanwhile, Douglas is coming off a 48-28 loss in their home opener last week against undefeated Reed. Their other two losses have come against McQueen (40-14) and Reno (28-21).
Quarterback Wes Hundley has been a dual threat for the Tigers, as the senior is 33-for-61 with 265 yards and one TD in the passing department in addition to leading the team in rushing with 189 yards and two TDs. Bailey Vidaurri is the team’s leading receiver with 10 receptions for 117 yards.
On the defensive side, junior linebacker Kaleb Foster continues to rank among the North’s leaders in tackles with 41 through three games. He was credited with 13.5 tackles in the Reed game (seven assists and six solo).
“We’ve worked hard, now it’s time to show up, put all the parts together and perform,” Monfiletto said.