Washington and North Daviess seek victories in the second round of Clss 3A and A football sectionals Friday.
Washington meets an old tournament foe Evansville Memorial at Enlow Field in Evansville. North Daviess simply welcomes an old foe in Tecumseh at Cougar Valley.
Both games are 7:30 p.m. starts.
The Hatchets and Tigers have met more than once in recent Class 3A football sectional games. The results have not favored Washington, Memorial has won all five of the games played since Kelly Brashear came to Washington as the head coach.
Brashear believes this challenge will be no easier, despite possessing four victories to three for the Tigers.
“In order for us to have an opportunity to be successful, we’re going to have a nearly perfect game,” Brashear said. “From a defense standpoint, we have struggled this year against offenses that run spread, and throw a lot, and that’s what Memorial does.”
The Tigers met another group of Tigers in last week’s Class 3A first round — that being the Princeton variety — and after a 6-3 first half in favor of Memorial, the Evansville group scored 41 unanswered points in a 47-3 win.
Memorial gained 184 yards through the air while adding 240 yards on the ground.
“They have team speed,” Brashear said. “They are very quick, strong, athletic and can move out in space. That’s what we have had trouble with defensively.”
The Hatchets won their last two games, a 48-21 win against North Knox and the sectional-opening 43-9 win against Pike Central at Hatchet Hollow last Friday.
“Probably the best football we’ve played all season,” Brashear said.
Yet, the match with the Tigers will still be difficult.
“We have scored points against them (Memorial) in the past,” Brashear said, “but we’ve had trouble stopping their screens and outside plays and it’s going to be no different this Friday. We’re going to see the same stuff, and we’re putting six guys in the box and those six guys have to take care of things between the tackles. Our outside linebackers and defensive backs have to be on their toes on every play.”
Tecumseh and North Daviess meet for the fourth time in two years in the second sectional round at North Daviess.
With North Daviess playing their sectional foes during the regular season, meeting a team more than once in any given year is not unusual in itself.
But the games between the Cougars and Braves have been anything but usual in the last two campaigns.
North Daviess made two trips to Lynnville last fall, and came away with 41-34 and 27-20 wins.
It’s the Braves’ turn to make the road trip this year. The first visit turned into a 34-28 win for North Daviess.
“We know each other very, very well,” North Daviess coach Scott Helms said. “We have had some outstanding games with them in the past two years.”
While the Cougars enter with a five-game winning streak against the Braves, Tecumseh’s last win in the series was a 12-7 win at North Daviess to open the 2008 season, Helms noted the closeness of recent games and Tecumseh’s recent results.
The Braves handled Springs Valley, 50-6, at Lynnville Sept. 28. The Cougars dropped a 54-22 decision to the Blackhawks Oct. 12. The Braves come off a 57-0 home win against Wood Memorial in the sectional’s opening round.
“We know they will spread the field, and we have to contain their quarterback (Adam Grannan),” Helms said. “We know we’re going to run some power and keep their offense off the field. We were able to make a couple of plays against them, and if we don’t have kids make those plays Friday, it’s going to be tough.”
Helms believes Tecumseh’s defense is, “as good as we have faced all season.”
“They are very quick, and very hard nosed kids,” Helms said. “especially on the inside.
“It seems like there are years when we see teams a lot,” Helms said. “ I’m certain Tecumseh would like to turn things around.”
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