COVINGTON, Ind. — On paper, Covington would be a game for North Vermillion to overlook to later in the season with teams like North Central or Rockville.

But Falcons coach Brian Crabtree sees some things from the Trojans (0-2) that could make Friday’s game closer than what some would think.

“They have done a good job of improving from the first week to last week,” Crabtree said. “They played a team (Rockville) that could win the conference and they played tough and did well in all areas.”

For Covington coach Travis Brown, a 24-6 loss to Rockville was something the team can build off.

“It was a great improvement from us and our kids keep working and we hope our improvement this week,” Brown said. “Our goal is to get better every week and show off our best when sectionals come up.

“They can stretch defenses out the length of the field and they have good speed. Their wide receivers and wings can get physical and that is what we have to be on Friday.”

Crabtree says that even with a 69-6 win over Turkey Run on Week 1 and a 56-13 win over South Vermillion last week, the Falcons still have things to work on.

“We still have some room for improvement,” Crabtree said. “We have to come in and work every day because if you are not, you are going to get caught.

“We are going on one small goal at a time right now. We know the big goals are ahead, but we are just focusing on small goals.”

Attica (2-0) at Seeger (0-2)

Time — Friday, 6 p.m. EST

Radio — WKZS-FM 103.1

Storyline — The Red Ramblers have won by a blowout (64-0 over Riverton Parke) and a last-second finish (26-25 over Clinton Prairie). The Patriots have scored only eight points in the first two games for new coach James Byers.

Fountain Central (2-0) at Riverton Parke (0-2)

Time — Friday, 6 p.m. EST

Storyline — The Mustangs have scored 60 and 55 in their two wins while the Panthers have given up 64 and 42 points in their two losses.

Bismarck-Henning (1-0) vs. Paxton-Buckley-Loda (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Storyline — The Blue Devils are coming off a 34-12 win over Carmi-White County, who was named their first opponent just nine days before the game. The Panthers are coming off a 27-7 loss to St. Joseph-Ogden.

Clinton (0-1) at Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Radio — WHRK-FM 94.9

Storyline — The Comets are coming off a 40-6 loss to Carrolton and hope for more offense in their home opener against the Maroons, who are coming off a 13-12 defeat to Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland.

Colfax-Ridgeview (0-1) at Salt Fork (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Radio — WRHK-FM 94.9

Storyline — The Storm, who had their season-opening win streak snapped at three last week, continue their season opening three-game homestand against the Mustangs, who are coming off a 22-0 loss to Fisher.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm (1-0) at Tuscola (1-0)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Storyline — The Buffaloes, under first-year coach Nathan West, had an easy time with a 35-6 win over Warrensburg-Latham, but may have a tougher time against the Warriors, who defeated Vermilion Valley Conference rival Westville 34-0 last week.

Hoopeston Area/Schlarman (0-1) at Dwight (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Storyline — The Cornjerkers hope to get their first points and their first win of the season on the road against the Trojans, who lost to Seneca 14-7 last week.

Milford-Cissna Park (1-0) at Iroquois West (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m

Storyline — The Bearcats are coming off a 56-13 win on the road against Moweaqua Central A&M and stay on the road this week as they travel to Gilman to take on the Raiders.

Palestine (0-1) at Westville (0-1)

Time — Friday, 7 p.m.

Storyline — The Tigers hope the first home game of the season at Memorial Field can bring out the first win of the season against the Pioneers.

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