Published Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:50 pm
After Tri-Valley (5-1, 4-0) suffered their lone loss of the season against Dover in week four, they have been on an absolute tear. In their past two games the Scotties have outscored opponents 93-0 and outgained them by almost 600 yards, but they will be facing some resistance this week in the form of New Lexington.
The Panthers (5-1, 3-1) are also on a two game winning streak, and, just like the Scotties, they are dominating. Racking up over 100 points is not even the most impressive stat in those games; New Lex’s defense continued their incredible season by allowing 181 yards combined.
When Tri-Valley travels to The Rock for the Panthers’ homecoming it will be an epic clash.
“You know (New Lexington) will be physical,” says Tri-Valley Head Coach Justin Buttermore. “A great effort is always given by New Lex.”
New Lex Head Coach Bill Nutt knows the Scotties are a talented team. How talented? He admits his squad cannot stop the offense of Tri-Valley.
“All we can do is make them earn what they get,” says Nutt. “We have to prevent them from giving them a short field by covering kicks well and by not turning the ball over.”
Another dynamic aspect of this matchup will be the amount of star power on display. Three Gridiron Glory Player of the Year candidates will take field: New Lexington QB KJ Hook, and QB Nathan Strock and RB Austin Jones of Tri-Valley. Both defenses will be focusing in on these playmakers. Stopping them will be a key to victory and getting one step closer to an MVL title.