Stillman Valley (11-2) vs. St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) (11-2) at DeKalb (Huskie Stadium), Fri., Nov. 29, 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
When Stillman Valley has the ball:
The Cardinals will give the ball to All State senior FB-LB Zac Hare (6-foot-2, 230 pounds). Hare, along with running backs Logan Alberts and Tristan Elliott lead the Stillman Valley running attack.
When St. Joseph Ogden has the ball:
The Spartans have the ability to either run or pass equally well in 2013. The running game is led by running back Orion Ciota (1,156 yards 14 touchdowns). Senior quarterback Dalton Walsh (1,127 yards passing 15 touchdowns) leads the passing attack and his main target is wide receiver Hunter Hart.
Players to Watch:
Stillman Valley: Hare and Elliott
St. Joseph Ogden: Ciota and ILB Wyatt Sage
Key matchup to watch?
Hare against the St. Joe Ogden interior defense. The Cardinals want to get Zac Hare going early and often. The key for St. Joe Ogden will be winning first and second downs and not letting Hare get second and third effort yards.
Did you know?
Stillman Valley is shooting for it's 5th state title (1999/2000/2003/2009). St. Joseph Ogden has placed 2nd in state four times (1989/1997/1999/2006) and has never won a state football title.
Prediction: Stillman Valley 30, St. Joseph Ogden 21
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