At Gibsonton, the Indians amassed more than 420 yards of offense against the Chiefs, whom many have projected as a sleeper team in Class 7A, District 7.
“It’s never as bad as you think and it’s never as good as you think, but that’s what a preseason game is supposed to be,” Indians coach Frank LaRosa said. “We’re fortunate that we’re on top, but we do have a lot of things we can work on.”
Junior quarterback Chris Carpentier, back from a broken leg sustained last season, threw for 143 yards and four TDs out of a spread look the bore few similarities to the Indians’ wishbone of the prior two decades. Senior halfback Eric Hood had three TDs, including two receiving.