The Washington Demons have a chance to lock down a playoff spot with a win tonight over Mt. Pleasant.
The Demons are undefeated in district play, and with a fourth win tonight and a couple of losses for other teams, they will lockup at least third place in the district.
Washington is 5-1 and are coming off their homecoming win over Williamsburg last week, and travel to school rival Mt. Pleasant this week.
The Demons are seventh in the state in rushing yards with 1,705, led by Alex Coker who has 741 yards and has 12 touchdowns, helping put the Demons fourth in scoring on the run play. In the passing game Daryn Seibelius is 21-56 for 298 yards one interception and four touchdowns.
On defense, Washington ranks first for assisted tackles for a loss with 34, thanks mainly to Garrett Covington, Thomas Bump and Tama Leutele who have 22 combined between the three of them. The Demons also have seven picks on the year, led by Carl Sivels who has three of them.
Special teams wise, Mason Quigley still has missed just one PAT all year on a block, is 1-1 in field goals and is ranked second in most PAT’s made while the return game is third in both kick returns and punt returns in yards per return thanks to the dangerous return men of Coker, Tanner Knupp and Sivels.
The Panthers have yet to win a game this year scoring just 53 points all season, they are led at the quarterback position by Dustin Amos who is 23-69 with 311 yards passing, six interceptions and three touchdowns, while in the running game it is Carson Remick who leads the way with 249 yards and two touchdowns.
On defense it is Remick who has 100 tackles on the season, more than double of the second tackler for the Panthers.
Demon head coach Randy Schrader said despite the record, his team isn’t taking any chances in a big rivalry like this.
“I think you have to throw the records out of the window in this game, before I got here I believe there was a ranked team coming out of Mt. Pleasant that came up to Washington, and Washington ended up winning on a last second field goal by Parker Turner,” Schrader said. “I don’t know how far this rivalry goes, but I know at one time, even when I was coaching at other schools, the Mt. Pleasant Washington rivalry was one that was highlighted across the state, because of the longevity of the rivalry, and the great teams that came out of the communities, Mt. Pleasant has a great football tradition.”
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