Shelton left the game late against Anderson with a shoulder injury and is questionable for tonight. Austin Gaby and Jacob Brown will likely see some time at fullback.
Marion has a 33-10 win over New Castle and a 48-6 loss to Richmond. The Giants are led by junior Will Collins, who has posted huge games against the Berries in the last two years.
“Obviously Marion has speed. The Collins kid plays running back and wide receiver,” Urban said. “The biggest thing when you play against speed is you have to attack that speed. You can’t sit back and be soft. You have to attack them and make them make the first cut and rally to the football. It’ll be a team effort.”
Marion has a new coach this year and shows more looks on offense, Urban said.
“We’ll see a little bit of everything. They’ll run pistol, we’ll see their T-formation, they’ll run the I. They’re not big, but they’re very athletic and more than capable,” he said.
PERU (4-0, 2-0 MIC) AT CASS (1-3, 0-2 MIC)
At 4-0, Peru is putting 12 straight losing seasons in the rear-view mirror. Peru already has topped the win totals from those seasons.
“It’s something our kids haven’t experienced before,” third-year coach Bob Prescott said of the early success. “I think they’ve handled it really well. They’ve done everything that we’ve asked of them.”
The Bengal Tigers went 0-10 and 3-7 in Prescott’s first two seasons, paving the way for the 4-0 breakout. Prescott noted a deep roster is paying dividends.
“We’re starting 22 kids this year,” he said. “As our numbers have grown the last couple years, we felt it was important to find a way to get as many guys on the field as possible. The kids have bought into it. We feel good about things. Obviously, this is a huge test for us [tonight]. We have all the respect in the world for [Cass’] program.”