Rockford, Illinos-There's nothing like a sense of urgency to spice up a high
school football game. Both
The Magic number of wins to be eligible for the playoffs is five. Since these two teams are both 2-2 and they both have some tough games ahead...the loser of this game could see its playoff hopes fade dramatically.
"We've talked about that to our kids all week. It is a big game," said Guilford Coach Mel Gilfillan.
"We've got to get a win. That's the most important thing for us to get to where we want to be a a program," said Belvidere Coach Matt Weckler.
The Bucs have lost
their last two games to Hononegah and
"We need to come mentally prepared for four quarters," said Bucs receiver Kane Steger. "Just like
"We're going to go out there and get after him. Our goal is to pressure him. To knock him down," said Gilfillan.
"We're gonna have to get some pressure on the quarterback and make him throw the ball up and hopefully we get some interceptions," said Guilford defensive end Blake Morhardt.
The Vikings feel like they haven't begun to play up to their potential yet. They've hurt themselves numerous times.
"We've got to clean up the mental mistakes, penalties and turnovers have hurt us," said Gilfillan. Gilfillan) "We're running out of time. We've got to play our best football starting this week."
:"hey're a good team. A quick team," said Steger.
Catch the highlights Friday at 10:15pm on WTVO Channel 17 and all weekend long on The Sports Connection. You can also hear this game 'live' on 1440 WROK. The pregame coverage will begin at 6:45pm.