CARLINVILLE — Preparing for the Carlinville Cavaliers hasn’t been that difficult for the Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman Buffaloes.
That’s because the two teams take a very similar approach in their offensive styles.
“You can definitely see some similarities,’’ Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman coach Josh Cavanaugh said. “Both teams want to posses the ball and both teams are very capable of producing the big play.
“It should be a very interesting matchup to see which team is able to play its game better.’’
Carlinville’s main offensive threat is junior running back Kinney Myles, who has rushed for 1,500 yards on 129 carries and he has scored 14 touchdowns.
“He’s listed as 200 pounds on their roster and after watching film, he is every bit of that 200 pounds,’’ Cavanaugh said. “He is a big back and we’re going to have to gang tackle him. It’s going to take more than one guy to get him on the ground.’’
Joeb Easterday, the son of Carlinville head coach Chad Easterday, in the quarterback for Cavaliers and he has accounted for 811 yards of total offense — 223 rushing and 588 passing.
“Their quarterback is capable of passing or running,’’ Cavanaugh said. “They don’t use him a lot, but you better not forget about him being back there.
“They have a counter-type of offense. They want to maintain possession, but they are able to hit that big play at any time.’’
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman has done that as well this season with senior running back Dylan Bina rushing for 1,164 yards on 122 carries and he has scored 15 touchdowns, and complimenting Bina in the backfield has been junior Troy Rodriguez with 815 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns.
“Dylan has had an outstanding season,’’ Cavanaugh said. “And what I’ve really been impressed by this season is his ability to carry out a fake. He just does what it takes for us to be successful.’’