Retta, Harper look to keep Hounds rolling

SAN BENITO — The San Benito Greyhounds continue to roll in District 32-6A.

The Hounds are currently 5-0 in league play (8-0 overall) and are entering the final two weeks of the season.

Tonight the Hounds will welcome the Weslaco Panthers, who are riding a two-game win streak and are currently in the playoff mix. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 at Bobby Morrow Stadium.

Harper eclipses 1k mark: This season has been a solid year for Hounds running back Tyrone Harper. The senior has run through and around opposing defenses. On the year Harper has five 100-yard games and has scored three touchdowns in three games this season.

In Week Nine, Harper eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with a 10-carry, 158 yard performance against Brownsville Hanna en route to a 51-27 statement win over the Eagles. The key to the Hounds’ offense is their up-tempo style offense, and Harper has fit the bill on the ground and through the air.

This year Harper has played a larger role in the passing game, hauling in 13 receptions for 233 yards and four touchdowns. Harper will look to keep his strong season going against the Panthers defense.

San Benito as a unit leads 32-6A in rushing and passing. The Hounds are averaging 412 yards per game, while airing out 1,106 yards and 2,195 yards on the ground.

Air-Retta: Quarterback Erick Retta has also checked in a fine senior campaign. The Hounds’ signal caller has thrown for 1,141 yards and 14 touchdowns to just one interception. Retta is averaging 142 yards a game along with a crisp 125.5 QB rating.

Retta also presents a rushing attack thanks to his quick feet and great peripheral vision. On the year, Retta has rushed for 361 yards and three touchdowns.