LINES IN THE SAND …
On both sides of the ball, the host Eagles benefit from a strong presence on the front lines.
Behind line leaders Trevor Sandness and Adam Fuller, the Eagles posted 369 yards of offense in their win against Brookland-Cayce.
Meanwhile, their big, fast defensive front, led by Ladarius Anderson, allowed 187 yards. Finding ways around and through the Airport lines will be White Knoll’s biggest task.
... OR IN THE MUD?
With rain in town all week, the Eagles and Timberwolves might expect to face adverse field conditions. To gain momentum, and yardage, it is important that the squads play mistake-free.
Sloppy weather and soggy ground can lead to turnovers and other miscues, but the team that is best able to keep its footing is most likely to come out on top.
RUNNING AWAY WITH IT
Much of the Timberwolves’ offense hinges on the rushing of Lamar Ray, a 100-yard-per-game force for the past two seasons for White Knoll and an obvious target for the Airport defense.
But, White Knoll quarterback Delvin Riley has done well passing the ball, and the Timberwolves will look to mix it up and keep the Eagle defense off balance.