Fleming County Looks for Payback

Fleming County matches up against Russell High School in the Class AA Playoffs. The two teams met during the regular season with Russell beating Fleming County 45-18.

After losing 45-18 during the regular season to Russell, Coach Gene Peterson has led Fleming County to an 11-1 record and into the third round of the playoffs. Peterson believes that this game will be different. "We had five turnovers in the first half and it's hard to stay in the game like that," Peterson says.

"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.

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