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Gridiron preview

Sep 14, 2017

By John Butters, The JOURNAL

 

Demons versus

Solon

The Demons will take on their biggest opponent Friday night: Solon.

“This is obviously a huge game,” head football coach Garrison Carter said.

Solon is ranked No. 1 in the state and has dominated the field defensively, only allowing its opponents to get five yards all season.

“We will have to be very sound offensively,” Carter said. “Everyone needs to do their best.”

Carter said this game will be the biggest challenge of the season since they’ll be the visiting team playing a top ranked opponent. The Demons come off a win against Mt. Pleasant 16-14 last Friday.

Mid-Prairie vs. Mount Vernon

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks host the Mount Vernon Mustangs for a homecoming match-up in Wellman Friday night. The Hawks will have their hands full with the No. 4 Mustangs, who are coming off a 69-0 trouncing of the Camanche Indians.

Mount Vernon is 2 and 1, having lost only to No. 3 in 3A Solon. The Hawks are 1 and 2.

In contrast, Mid-Prairie lost to the West Liberty Comets last Friday by a score of 34-3.

The Hawks are still missing their starting quarterback Karson Gingerich, but running back Keaton Duwa continues to pound out 110-plus yards on the ground each game.

Look for the Hawks to go to Duwa early and often.

The Mustangs present a more balanced offensive attack, having gained 659 yards on the ground and 548 yards in the air this season.

Iowa City Regina at Sigourney-Keota

Time and site — 7 p.m. Friday, at Sigourney

Records and rankings — Both teams are 1-2 overall, 1-0 Class 1A District 4. Regina is ranked No. 3.

Overview — Regina figured to return to its dominant ways once district season opened, and the Regals took care of Wapello, 56-7, to answer their first 0-2 start since 2002. Michael Conlon completed 12 of 18 passes for 305 yards and three touchdowns, spreading out the scoring aerials to Ryan Schott, Isaac Vollstedt and Alec Wick. Similarly, Sigourney-Keota turned things around last week with a 60-13 rout of Highland.

 

Highland

versus Wilton

The Huskies will return to its field Friday against Wilton.

Their record is currently 1 -2, with two heavy losses.

West Liberty beat them Sept. 1 62 to 7 and Sigourney-Keota beat them 60 to 13 last week.

Wilton will be a tough opponent for the Huskies as they are undefeated this season.

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