The Demon football team is looking for another win tonight to keep their undefeated district record intact.
It is senior night for the Demons as they host visiting Ft. Madison for the final home game of the regular season.
Washington’s offense is anchored by the run game and Alex Coker is the main guy to blame, with 854 yards, 14 touchdowns and gaining 8.7 yards per carry. Carl Sivels has five touchdowns and over 300 yards, while Daryn Seibelius has 383 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
The Demons did go to the air more against Mt, Pleasant, connecting on two touchdown passes to leading receiver Gage Redlinger who has 113 yards on three catches and three touchdowns.
On defense is where the Demons may have shined the most these past weeks, as Garrett Covington has raced up the stat sheet to be tied for second in number of tackles with 45 with Tanner Knupp and Jeff Knupp is still the top with 46 tackles.
The No. 1 defense for Washington has let an average of about eight points since the Pella game.
Fort Madison comes in with two wins on the season and can pass the ball, with Cruz Fedler going 48-98 this season for 402 yards, five picks and three touchdowns. Rushing wise Fedler leads that category as well with 485 yards and five touchdowns, followed by Kameron Cooper and Nicholas Wood who both have over 330 yards.
The top receiver to keep and eye on is Wesley Bernhardt who has 18 catches for 139 yards and a touchdown, but Ben Votroubek can also make some plays.
Washington head coach Randy Schrader said the run game of Ft. Madison has to be stopped to win.
“We have to stop the run game, that is priority no. 1, if we can stop the run game then we feel like we have a chance to make things happen, we expect them to throw some tricks at us, an onside kick, a fake punt , something, a reverse pass. They run a statue of liberty on offense too, but we would expect that out of them, but we have to stop their run game, if we can stop their run game and then obviously control the football and score when we get in the red zone then we have the opportunity to be successful,” Schrader said.
Demons and Ft. Madison play tonight at Washington with kickoff at 7:30, and you can hear this game right here on AM and FM KCII with pregame at 7 and kickoff at 7:30, the one to count on for today’s local sports coverage is AM and FM KCII and KCIIradio.com.