Everything You Need to Know for Plano West’s Matchup Against Jesuit

Avery Klatsky and Noah Karesh

Plano West faces the Jesuit Rangers in a week four matchup at home at Clark Stadium. Jesuit is coming off its first win of the season, beating Wylie 35-24 a week ago. Quarterback Kevin Shuman threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns and added 40 yards of rushing. Running backs E.J. Smith (son of former Cowboys’ running back Emmitt Smith) ran for 24 yards and one touchdown, and Mitchell Campbell ran for 38 yards and a touchdown. Jesuit had a lethal air attack, as Travis Whisler and aforementioned Smith both reeled in 70+ yards receiving. Nick Hafertepe and Jack Hajdu tallied 31 and 27 yards, respectively.

Overall, Jesuit recorded a total of 404 yards (270 passing, 134 rushing) in their first win. They are 1-2 on the season, as they lost their first two games to Arlington (55-25) and DeSoto (20-10). The Rangers will look to capitalize against the Wolves in their fourth game of the season to try and reach a .500 win percentage on the year.

Oppositely, Plano West is trying to recuperate from a 44-20 loss to Mesquite. QB Danny Davis threw for 108 yards and added 27 on the ground. Noah Scroggins did a lot of heavy lifting for the Wolves’ offense, rushing for 125 yards and scoring two touchdowns.

Here are some statistics for each team:

Plano West

  • Passing leader: Danny Davis – 530 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • Rushing leader: Noah Scroggins – 227 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • Receiving leader: Cole Carter – 209 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • Total passing yards: 559
  • Total rushing yards: 336

Jesuit

  • Passing leader: Kevin Shuman – 615 yards, 5 touchdowns
  • Rushing leader: E.J Smith – 119 yards, 1 touchdown
  • Receiving leader: E.J Smith – 157 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • Total passing yards: 667
  • Total rushing yards: 318

Other Notable Information:

  • Plano West has yet to score in the second quarter of a game this season, with most of their points coming in the 1st and 4th quarters.
  • QB Danny Davis left the game against Mesquite late in the fourth quarter with a leg injury last Friday. He will most likely get the nod to start again tonight for West.
  • Jesuit is West’s’ first 9-6A division game of the season and their only game against a private school.
  • Jesuit is ranked at 15 in the Dallas Morning News’ Class 6A poll.
  • According to The Weather Channel, there’s a 90 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms for tonight’s game.

The Wolves and Rangers will kick-off at 7 p.m. tonight at Clark Stadium.