Updated Wed, Oct 12, 2011 8:17 pm
As week eight approaches every game is significantly important regardless of your teams record. For Tri-Valley, the playoffs are in sight, but with a tough challenge awaiting them next week at Sheridan the Scotties have no room for error. Especially against a John Glenn football team that is playing their best football of the season right now.
Coming off of a win against Morgan last week and only a seven-point loss two weeks ago at Sheridan, the Muskies are hoping to shake things up in the MVL. And what better way to do that than with a win over first place Tri-Valley?
But the Scotties haven’t over looked the good play of John Glenn as of late.
“John Glenn has played really well the past two weeks,” said Tri-Valley head coach Justin Buttermore. “They ran the ball really effectively against Sheridan.”
So now that they have their defensive scheme set for John Glenn, the next thing to do as a head coach is make sure that your team isn’t looking past the Muskies and on to their game next week with Sheridan which will more than likely decide the MVL Championship.
“We never talked about it,” said Buttermore said when asked about the game next week. “That game hasn’t been discussed once the entire year.”
With all of their focus on this week and both teams coming off of wins last week, Friday night in Dresden has the makings to be a good football game. But if that’s not enough ice cream with your apple pie, Friday night’s game is somewhat of a rivalry game.
“I’d say our kids know their kids better than any other kids in the league because of our proximity,” said Buttermore.
So the turkey has all of the trimmings and Friday night’s game is set. We’ll see if the John Glenn Muskies can continue their recent surge of great play and take down one side of the two-headed monster that runs the MVL. And on the other side, we’ll see if Tri-Valley can continue their dominance as they look to build momentum heading into next weeks MVL Superbowl against Sheridan.