HLA, FF defend 2-0 records at homePublished 9:45am Thursday, September 13, 2012
This will be a big week for local football fans as both the Fergus Falls Otters and the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets play at home and hold a 2-0 record.
In last week’s action, the Comets found nearly every way to score as they defeated the Bertha-Hewitt Bears 42-14.
Head Coach Charlie Brue now prepares his team for the Prairie Valley Nighthawks, who before last week’s bye, defeated the Brandon-Evansville Chargers 48-0.
“They are a very good team,” Brue said of the Phesant Conference North rival. “They run the ball well and also throw out play action.”
Prairie Valley also has depth as Parkers Prairie and Eagle Valley combined in the offseason to create the Nighthawks.
Brue and the Comets will look to a good mixture of run and pass as they face the big and physical Nighthawk defense.
Look for the Comets to get the ball in the hands of their running back Theo Taylor, who has nine touchdowns on the year.
The Comets will look for a little added motivation as they take on a conference opponent in their first home game of the season.
At Kennedy Secondary School football field, the Otters were able to squeak out their second, one point victory as they defeated the Willmar Cardinals 21-20 the prior week.
This week the Otters welcome in another Cardinal team in Alexandria that has struggled in last two weeks.
“Alexandria is an excellent football team,” Risbrudt said. “They are 0-2, but they have played two of the top teams in the conference in St. Cloud Tech and Rocori.”
The Otters will once again use their multiple offensive formations to through a loop at the charging Alexandria defense.
The Cardinals will not be able to focus on just one part of the offensive game plan as quarterback Brady Hansen proved that he can be a proficient passer, while Drew Reinertson and Walker Heinen are threats every time they touch the ball.
Fergus will be hosting two events this Friday in Otter Parents Night and ‘Tackle Cancer’ fundraiser.
Both games are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff time Friday evening.