Both Jefferson and Crestview had their share of misery with the weather in last weekend’s Northwest Conference grid clashes.
The Wildcats fell to fellow NWC front-runner Lima Central Catholic 42-19 over two days, while the Knights edged Allen East 23-15 over the same two days.
Both Jefferson (4-1, 3-1 NWC) head coach Bub Lindeman and Knights’ counterpart Jared Owens (3-2, 1-2 NWC) hope it won’t happen for the third time this season tonight as they mix it up in Convoy.
With an injury to Crestview quarterback Trevor Roop two weeks ago, Lindeman and his staff have had to prepare differently this week.
“I have heard six different scenarios with him so we have had to prepare that he will be available, as well as for someone else. He’s very quick and athletic and runs the option very well; he will hand it off to either the fullback (Jake Harmon) or keep it himself,” Lindeman began. “Now, if they go with (Preston) Zaleski under center, whom we have also seen, he’s pretty athletic, too, but not nearly as experienced. Still, either one gives them some speed to the corner and they have some skill players that can beat you to the edge.
“Defensively, they have shown a basic 3-3 stack. A lot of that is to face spread teams; I anticipate that against our double-tight formations, they will bring two guys up and make it a 5-3 stack. No matter what, they like to stay stacked.”
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