CORPUS CHRISTI - The Hammerheads have a chance to erase the memory of a dismal 50-17 season-opening loss to the El Paso Generals Saturday when they host the rematch.
The meeting comes only a week after the Generals won that franchise's first-ever game at the Hammerheads' expense.
It was a tough loss for the Hammerheads (0-1), who were playing their first game under new head coach Roy Salas. Corpus Christi was held to only 17 points and 129 yards of offense. First-year quarterback, Cory Miles was limited to just nine completions out of 24 passing attempts. He threw for 102 yards. Some of the Hammerheads' offensive highlights were touchdown passes to Toric Goins and Nathaniel Dunn and a field goal by kicker Rene Vasquez.
The Generals looked seasoned in the game. They were led by quarterback Tommy Jones, who went 15 of 30 for 226 yards and four touchdown passes. He also had a rushing touchdown.
Saturday's game here is Corpus Christi's home opener. Over the last two seasons, the Hammerheads have lost only two home games in the Central Pavilion Arena. Team owner Chad Dittman said despite the loss a week ago, he expects the Hammerheads to have a much better showing Saturday.
"I think it'll be different here at home," he said. "Our fans are so great at home. I think that'll make a big difference."
Game time is 7:05 p.m. Saturday in the Central Pavilion Arena at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown.
EL PASO SERIES: Saturday's game won't be the last time the Hammerheads meet up with the Generals this season. After Saturday, Corpus Christi plays host to the Abilene Ruff Riders on April 18 before hitting the road for El Paso again for a match-up against the Generals on April 25.
GAME-TIME PROMOTIONS: There is a $3 discount for all military personnel for Saturday's game. The Easter Bunny is also be at the game for an egg hunt during halftime.