Lena (L.-Winslow) (10-3) vs. Downs (Tri-Valley) (13-0) at DeKalb (Huskie Stadium), Fri., Nov. 29, 10 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet.
When Lena-Winslow has the ball:
The Panthers have been able to run the ball as well as throw it when required, and that offensive balanced could play a factor here. The ground game is led by senior running back Tyler Oakley (1,506 yards 15 touchdowns while senior quarterback Ben Moest has thrown for 1,275 yards this season.
When Tri-Valley has the ball:
The Vikings make no bones about it, they will line up in double tight ends and run power running game right at you. The backfield has two 1,000 plus rushers in senior running back Braden Herrman (1,398 yards 22 touchdowns) along with senior running back Caleb Wilson (1,235 yards 18 touchdowns). Sophomore quarterback Peyton Roop is also a threat running the ball as well for Tri-Valley.
Players to Watch:
Tri-Valley: OL/DL Lucas Hammer and Herrman.
Lena-Winslow: Oakley and Moest
Key matchup to watch?
The Le-Win defense against the Tri-Valley running game. If Le-Win can slow down the Vikings power running game, they win. Simple as that. If Tri-Valley can get the ball rolling and keep moving the chains this could be a long day for the Panthers. Tri-Valley's offensive line has exceptional quickness off the snap.
Did you know?
Roop is the son of Vikings head coach Josh Roop.
Tri-Valley 26, Lena-Winslow 19
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