The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 17, 2013

Mustangs, Falcons move on after battle

BY MARVIN HOLMAN mholman@dancomnews.com
The Commercial-News

---- — A week after North Vermillion defeated Fountain Central 42-35, both teams are moving on this week to two different challenges.

The Falcons will take on Seeger on Friday and while the Patriots are coming off a 47-16 loss toe West Lafayette, Seeger was only down 8-3 after the first quarter against the Red Devils.

“Seeger is too good of a team to overlook,” North Vermillion coach Brian Crabtree said. “We know that coming off a big game, you can get caught, but we are not.

“We are doing well recovering mentally and emotionally, but we just need to regroup physically.”

Crabtree sees a game where the Falcons will have some problems against the improving Patriots.

“They are a big, strong team and they have some great coaches that are doing what they can to improve that team from where they were at a few years ago, Crabtree said. “I think that it will be a great game and a hard-fought game for us.

For the Mustangs, they will continue a tough stretch of the end of the season with a game against Rockville and while the Rox have not beaten the Mustangs since 2008, Fountain Central coach Brian Moore is looking for improvement.

“This week, we are working on playing how we are supposed to play,” Moore said. “Giving up 42 points was hard for our kids to swallow and we have been working hard in practice.”

The Mustangs will look to stop Rockville and quarterback Kiontre Wilkey.

“(Wilkey) is a good runner and he has a good arm, so he is a special player,” Moore said. “They play hard and they have a tailback who can run the ball as well.”

In other WRC action, the Covington Trojans, coming off their first win in almost a year against Turkey Run — will go for their second win in a row against Riverton Parke. The Trojans beat the Panthers last year 54-24.

Attica will be at home against Turkey Run. The Red Ramblers have won two in a row and beat the Warriors 55-0 last year.