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October 18, 2013

Football teams gear up for final week of regular season

Football teams gear up for final week of regular season

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The Comets got a good draw in the sectional with Pioneer, Seeger and Carroll on the other side of the bracket.

“If we get things going here, confidence can be a scary thing in football, especially for a high school team,” Ulerick said. “If we can get our confidence going we’ll be right in the hunt. We have to make sure we get there. We have to do the little things right. When we do the little things right we’re certainly better than our record.”

Ulerick said the Cavaliers present a challenge.

“They always have track athletes. They’re very good in space,” he said. “We’ve got to make sure we limit their opportunities and we’ll be OK. It’ll be a big task for us to limit their opportunities.”

The Caston coach added he thought his squad had a better week of practice this week after he was disappointed with last week’s effort which led to a 60-point loss at Winamac.

“I think we got better. We threw a few things at them and changed a few things. We made them think a bit,” he said. “I thought [Thursday] at the end of practice was the closest to a game situation we’ve had in practice all year.”

W. Central (6-2, 4-2 MWC) at Pioneer (6-2, 5-1 MWC)

The matchup pits a pair of teams that have been ranked in Class A for most of the season. The Panthers are currently ranked No. 9 and the Trojans are ranked No. 15.

The Panthers have rattled off six straight wins behind an offense that is averaging 55.2 ppg during that stretch.

They’re facing a West Central team that bounced back from back-to-back losses to Winamac and Frontier with a 36-28 win over North Judson last week. The Trojans were ranked as high as fifth before a 51-0 loss to Winamac.

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