The Birdville Hawks (6-4 overall), (4-1 in district) will take on the Denton Broncos (7-2) (4-2 in district) on Friday, November 14th, 7:30 at Northwest ISD Stadium for the District 6-5A bi round playoff game. The Hawks are led firstly by senior running back, Isaiah Duarte who has been running in former running-back Xavier Turner’s footprints, rushing for over 1700 yards on the season, and has crossed the goal-line over 20 times. It’s easy to forget the Birdville passing game when looking at their ability to run the ball. The Hawks offense is engineered by Sophomore Quarterback Clayton Beeter. Beeter stepped in at mid season, replacing former starter Will Hayward. Birdville’s passing game has become more mobile since the change. Hayward’s ability to run has served the team well better at the receiver position. The Broncos can play offense, too though and that’s part of why they are a fierce team.
“They are big and physical,” “We’ll have to play physically tough,” Assistant Coach Bonner said. “They like to pound (the football), they can do it both,” added Bonner. The Hawks will need to be at their best to match the toughness of the Broncos. For Birdville, the road to December only gets tougher each game.