Warrick prepares for big matchups

All three Warrick County schools came away with impressive wins in week two and are hoping to carry this momentum into week 3. Here is a preview of all three match ups.

Reitz (1-1) at Castle (1-1)

Last week’s win against New Albany proved that Castle will be a contender for the SIAC. Unfortunately for the Knights they aren’t the only ones. There’s Memorial, Central, and Castle’s opponent this Friday the Reitz Panthers.

Both teams are coming off wins where they scored more than 40 points in their respected games. Castle is ranked 14th in the AP poll and 11th in the IFCA. Reitz is ranked 15th in both polls.

Castle will need to stop Reitz running game. In last week’s win, the Panthers would rush for over 300 yards as a team. The Knights showed a little more versatility in their win utilizing both the ran and passing games.

This will be a good early test for Castle in front of their home crowd.

Jasper (0-2) at Boonville (2-0)

Jasper remains winless for the season thus far. Their losses came at the hands of two ranked teams in Memorial and Southridge. They would lose the games by 15 and four respectively.

We have a lotof respect for Jasper’s program. The game will be similar to last year’s two games. the team with the fewest penalties and turnovers will most likely win. We look forward to playing them at our place,” Boonville coach Darin Ward said.

Barring a meeting in the playoffs, this could be the last time these two rivals see each other in awhile. Next season, Boonville will begin play in the Pocket Athletic Conference while Jasper will be in the SIAC.

Tecumseh (1-1) at North Knox (1-1)

Both teams are coming off easy wins last week. Tecumseh would defeat Pike Central 39-6 while North Knox would defeat Eastern Greene 65-0. North Knox would have a tough loss in week one losing 15-12 to Sullivan.

North Knox is led on the ground by Cole Richter who in two games has already rushed for 247 yards with four touchdowns.

“We must improve in the area of our passing game and clean up a few things with our offensive line blocking. Defensively we must continue to be aggressive upfront,” Tecumseh coach Jeff Daming said.

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