AC faces unbeaten Raiders
GREAT ESCAPE â€” South Adamsâ€™ returner/receiver Nick Batt (18) finds a huge hole on a runback during Saturdayâ€™s game at Ball State. Batt and the Starfires found a lot of gaps en route to a 46-21 victory over Adams Central, the first win of the season for South Adams. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
"We must be aggressive and not let them attack us," stated Adams Central football coach Michael Mosser on the prospect of taking on unbeaten and third-ranked Southern Wells Friday night at the AC field.
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Southern Wells averages 376.8 rushing yards per game and gets about 9 yards per carry using coach Mark Lefebvre's Wishbone option offense.
The Jets have to recover from yielding nearly 500 yards last week at Ball State in a loss to South Adams.
"I really think we wanted to beat South Adams so bad that we forgot hot to execute. We can't do that this week. We are determined to play better, nnotlet the hype of the game get to us,and go out and play our game. Southern Wells is very tough offensively and defensively. We cannot make mistakes like we did last week."
Kyle Jones has 896 yards with a 9.5 average, plus 11 touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Raiders. Seth Biberstine has gained 548 yards with a 9.4 mark with six scores. QB Trevor Furnish has 392 yards and a 10.9 mark with six touchdowns. He's also thrown four touchdown passes with two interceptions.
The Jets have three solid backs and senior Nathan Busse has emerged as the top threat, getting over 100 yards the last two weeks. Quarterback Dalton Combs tossed only 10 passes last week, hitting six, but Mosser hasn't committed to a bigger passing game against the Raiders, who have 11 interceptions.
"If we can establish the run, the pass will come," said Mosser.
"We need to slow the game down and control the ball offensively. It will be a game of possessions. The team that wins that battle and scores will win.
South Adams travels to Garrett, where the renewed Starfires will face Todd Frickey and the Railroaders.
"We have to find Frickey on every play, stay responsible in our assignments and gang tackle him," said SA coach Jason Arnold.
The Stars will bring Taylor LeFever, who comes in after gaining nearly 300 offensive yards, including 155 rushing last week on just 11 carries.
"Taylor has given us the effort all season, he just hasn't put up the huge numbers. Our offense is much different this year," said Arnold.