"In order to stay in the game," Peterson says, "we have to keep the ball in our hands and then we will have a great chance to win." Peterson will rely on his two star players, Junior Quarterback Jordan Fritz and Senior Wide Receiver Presley Marshall, to make a difference. Fritz has thrown for over 3,000 yards and 34 touchdowns this season and his favorite target is Marshall, a 6'0 185 pound wide out with great speed.
"We had an exceptional game last time with three interceptions," says Russell Head Coach Ivan McGlone. McGlone believes that his squad is in for a real test against Fleming County and knows what to expect.
"They throw it around quite a bit in their spread offense," says McGlone. "They like to mix things up, but we know they will throw it at least 30 times a game," says McGlone.
Russell High's approach differs tremendously from Fleming County. "We like to run it and we do it pretty well," McGlone says.
Expect to see two contrasting offenses go to work Friday night. However, don't expect to see another lopsided game. Both teams know what is at stake and it should prove to be exciting.