2013 Class 4A state title game capsule

2013 Class 4A state title game capsule

November 27, 2013, 11:45 am
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Edgy Tim

Geneseo (12-1) vs. Rochester (12-1) at DeKalb (Huskie Stadium), Fri., Nov. 29, 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Plus.

When Geneseo has the ball:

Look for the Green Machine to run the ball and then run the ball some more. Senior RB/DB Rayce Singbush (996 yards rushing 14 touchdowns) leads a deep group of backs who will all get touches in the Geneseo power option offense. The offensive line is always a key for Geneseo and senior OL-DL Nick Verbeck (6-foot-3, 281 pounds) lead the line play.

When Rochester has the ball:

The Rockets have one of the state's most explosive offenses once again under head coach Derek Leonard. All State quarterback Robbie Kelley (2,809 yards passing 23 touchdowns) has weapons all over the field including running back Drew Berberet (1,515 yards 31 touchdowns).

Players to Watch:

Geneseo: Singbush and Verbeck
Rochester: Kelley and Matt Swaine

Key matchup to watch?

The Rochester offense against the Geneseo defense. Simply put the game will be won or lost here for Geneseo. Rochester has been able to throw it and run it against some of the top teams in the state. Geneseo hasn't faced this explosive of an offense here all season long. The Maple Leafs will need to make plays and force at least a handful of turnovers on defense.

Did you know?

Rochester is shooting for it's fourth straight Class 4A state title. Geneseo, who has been playing football since 1915 has won four state football titles (1976/1977/1978 and 1982)

Prediction:

Rochester 41, Geneseo 20

More Capsules:

Class 1A

Class 2A

Class 3A

Class 5A

Class 6A

Class 7A

Class 8A

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