The Washington Demons start district play tonight, when they host Fairfield at Case Field.
Last year this was a game that was determined by a missed extra point by the Trojans, a missed extra point that will surely be remembered in this years game.
Washington struggled running the ball last week against Pella, having just 15 yards of rushing offense, and while the passing game thrived, it was the passing game that in the end put the final nail in the coffin.
The Demons come into this game 1-1, and Seibelius is 8-24 passing with 147 yards an interception and a touchdown, he also leads the rushing game with 121 yards and a touchdown, while Alex Coker is behind him with 107 yards despite the running game struggling against Pella.
Gage Redlinger is the top receiver after making the 70 yard touchdown grab last week, while defensively Jeff and Tanner Knupp lead the team in tackles. Carl Sivels has two interceptions this year, one in each game, and Quigley is perfect on PAT’s and is averaging 36 yards per punt.
Fairfield is also 1-1 after beating Davis County last week 34-7. The Trojans quarterback Jordan Whitney has been next to perfect, going 20-23 for 216 yards and three touchdowns this season. Running wise the Trojans look to one player in Nick Jackson with 140 yards this season and one touchdown, and the receiving core has yards all over the place with Alex Sheir being the main target with five receptions and 88 yards and a touchdown, three other players have 30 yards on three catches or more.
Jackson returns on defense to be the best tackler on the team with nine tackles, tied with Jonathan Hoehne, Zane Richmond and Narendra Martin, and the defense has one pick by Dakota Nye. The Kicking game is 4-5 in PAT’s with Federico Ferretti, while punting wise it is Hoehene averaging 40.4 yards a puint.
Demon head coach Randy Schrader said his team needs to slow down Whitney at quarterback if they want to win tonight.
“We just have to get after [Whitney] and out scheme is we just need to go get him and knock him on the ground, and then pick him back up and then knock him back down again and don’t give him a chance to get his feet set and do some things,” Schrader said. “Coach Hoffman puts the scheme together and I think our kids understand we have to be real physical and fast tonight in order to neutralize that quarterback.”
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