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October 4, 2012

Falcons, Mustangs battle for WRC lead

CAYUGA, Ind. — Everything is on the line Friday night as the two top teams in the Wabash River Conference square off for the Conference Championship. The 7-0 Fountain Central Mustangs will travel to Cayuga, Ind. to take on the 7-0 North Vermillion Falcons.

For the Mustangs this situation is nothing new. Fountain Central has finished each of the last three seasons on top of the WRC and has not lost a single conference game since 2008. Meanwhile, the Falcons are in a situation they have not been in quite some time.

“We are in an underdog role in a lot of people’s minds, but not in ours,” North Vermillion Coach Brian Crabtree said. “Fountain Central is the best team on our schedule and they are going to be very tough. It’s a great opportunity to see where we are at as a team.”

“We’re very excited,” Fountain Central Head Coach Brian Moore said. “Any time you have two undefeated teams facing off this late in the season, it makes for a good game. We have a big respect for their athleticism and we’re going to have our hands full.”

Both sides have a dynamic offense and tough defense that should make for a very interesting matchup every play.

Currently North Vermillion is second in the state offensively with an average of 53.86 points per game and rank 27th defensively with 11.57 points allowed per game.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs are 12th in Indiana with 46.29 points per game and rank 13th in defense with 9 points allowed per game.

For the Mustangs, their offense centers around senior Michael Duane who last week scored all three touchdowns in a 21-7 win over the Benton Central Bison. Duane is also a linebacker for the defense.

“We need to be really aware of how they line up” Crabtree said. “They do a lot of movement and shifts and we need to be ready for that. On offense we need to stay on schedule and pickup consistent yardage. We need to have 2nd and mid, and 3rd and short instead of 2nd and long, 3rd and long. There’s not going to be a lot of big play opportunity.”

Meanwhile the Falcons have quarterback Brayden Woodard. Who last week had six touchdowns (five rushing, one passing) in a 54-20 win over Rockville.

“(Slowing down the Falcon offense) is easier said than done.” Moore said “(Woodard) is an exceptional athlete who can hurt you with his arm but also with his feet. We have to tackle extremely well, make sure our assignments are sound and rally to the football. We have to play our best game”

The Falcons speed between Woodard and senior running back Kody Zumwalt will be a tough task, but Coach Moore believes his team benefited greatly from last week’s game.

“We have to adjust to the speed of the game. Last week’s game against Benton Central helped us prepare, they were the fastest team we’ve played so far but North Vermillion might have more speed. But the win last week really helped our psyche and confidence.

The battle for the WRC championship will take place a 7 p.m (EST) at North Vermillion high school. It can also be heard on WRHK–FM 94.9 and WKZS-FM 103.1.

Seeger, coming off a 32-7 win over Turkey Run will step out of conference this week to play West Lafayette. The Patriots lost to the Red Devils 63-0 last season but they have won three out of their last four.

Covington will try to get its first WRC win of the season against Turkey Run. The Trojans got close against Seeger a few weeks ago, losing in overtime 22-14.

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