Thomas scored in double digits for the first time this season last week after totaling 16 points in its first four games.
Thomas scored in double digits for the first time this season last week after totaling 16 points in its first four games. The Cardinals' offense figures to be tested by the Coffman defense, as the Shamrocks are allowing an average of 9.4 points per game.
Coffman is led by one of the area's top quarterbacks in James Walsh, who has completed 70 of 105 passes for 1,017 yards and nine touchdowns with three interceptions and has rushed for 347 yards and five touchdowns. His primary target is Austen Rankin, who has 24 receptions for 286 yards and four touchdowns.
•LAST WEEK - Thomas' Tony Harvard rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns (1, 55, 15 and 16 yards) against Westland and Danny Gordon completed 12 of 17 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals amassed 20 first downs and 433 total yards in the OCC-Central game, which was suspended because of lightning on Sept. 21 and completed the next day.
Walsh was 12-for-24 passing for 303 yards and connected with Rankin for three touchdowns (6, 26 and 6 yards) against Marysville. Rankin had four receptions for 55 yards, wide receiver Zac Fouche had four catches for 173 yards and Bilal Williamson ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in the league game, which also concluded Sept. 22.