The 2-1 Rockwall Yellowjackets will celebrate homecoming on Friday night against No. 13 Arlington Martin.
The opening kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium.
Rockwall, which dropped its season opener 66-59 to then No. 1 (Class 5A) Highland Park, has bounced back to whip Rowlett 50-7 and Arlington Bowie 58-33.
The Jackets’ high-powered offense, led by sophomore quarterback Braedyn Locke and senior wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, is averaging 55.7 points and 572 yards per game. Locke went 15-of-24 passing for 281 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in last week’s win over Arlington Bowie. Locke has already thrown for 1,232 yards on the young season, completing 60 of 101 attempts for 13 touchdowns, with just one interception. His completion percentage stands at .594 and his quarterback rating is 137.9.
Smith-Njigba caught seven passes for 157 yards and two TDs against Bowie. He leads the Jackets for the season with 24 catches for 558 yards and seven TDs.
Caden Marshall also caught a touchdown pass last week, finishing with two catches for 24 yards. Also with two catches were Trevor Munson (2-20) and J.J. Williams (2-19). Williams has caught seven passes for 225 yards and Munson has seven receptions for 90 yards.
Senior running back Khalil Catlett ran for 104 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries against Bowie. He now has 145 yards rushing for the season and four TDs on 28 carries. Catlett also had a 49-yard reception against Bowie.
Zach Henry leads Rockwall rushers for the season with 179 yards and three TDs on 25 carries but has missed one game.
Arlington Martin, which was a 5-6 playoff team last season, is ranked 13th in Class 6A by “Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.” The Warriors have beaten No. 18 Lake Travis 35-14 and Hebron 33-14.
The Warriors should be well-rested because they were off last week with a bye.
Quarterback Zach Mundell, a 5-8, 150-pound junior, leads the Warrior offense. He’s 12-of-25 passing for 135 yards and one touchdown and has rushed for 125 yards and three TDs on 25 carries.
D-Wayne Williams, a 5-6, 161-pound senior, has rushed for 86 yards on 12 carries.
Cal Robinson, a 5-10, 170-pound junior receiver, has a team-high three catches for 48 yards.
Rockwall outscored Martin 73-32 last year, passing for 272 yards and rushing for 270.