'Hounds look for 2-0 start in I-70

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sweet Springs vs. Concordia Orioles (0-2, 0-0)

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Head Coach:

J.K. Basye (4th yr.)

Conference: I-70

District: Class 1, District 4

2018 Record: 2-8, 2-4 (t-5th)

Players to watch:

Offense - 3 Colby Stein, Sr., RB

Defense - 21 Troy Brandt, Jr., LB

Last Meeting: 2018

'Hounds 36, at Concordia 12

Last Playoffs: 2013 District 4

at Orioles 26, Cole Camp 19 (semi)

at Crest Ridge 32, Orioles 6 (final)

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Friday at Sweet Springs, 7

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Quick Take: It's tough to rebuild with the stiff non-conference schedule with which the Orioles opened the season, especially last week's game against top-ranked Lincoln. The Greyhounds aren't on that level, although would like to be, but a Homecoming contest versus a backyard rival should bring out their best.

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Santa Fe vs. Lone Jack Mules (0-2, 0-1)

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Head Coach:

Harrison Campbell (1st yr.)

Conference: I-70

District: Class 2, District 7

2018 Record: 3-7, 2-4 (t-5th)

Players to watch:

Offense - 10 Caleb Jackson, Sr., RB

Defense - 64 Thomas Black, Sr., DE

Last Meeting: 2018

at Lone Jack 43, Chiefs 8

Last Playoffs: 2014 District 7

at Plattsburg 42, Mules 6 (semi)

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Friday at Alma, 7

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Quick Take: New Lone Jack coach Harrison Campbell began his tenure with a pair of tough opponents, including defending I-70 Conference champion Wellington-Napoleon. The Mules lost 31-13, but that was close enough to give them home against a Santa Fe club which has also gotten off to a slow start against quality foes. This is the chance both clubs see as a chance to get well.

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Slater at Missouri Military Colonels (1-1)

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Head Coach:

Mitchell Jenkins (4th yr.)

Conference: Independent

District: Class 2, District 6

2018 Record: 0-10

Players to watch:

Offense - 16 Wrayvauze Givens, Sr., SB

Defense - 80 Cameron Schafer, Jr., DT

Last Meeting: 2018

at 'Cats 44, MMA 16

Last Playoffs: none

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Friday at Mexico, 7

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Quick Take: The Colonels opened the season by beating a charter school, which puts them a win ahead of a year ago. The 'Cats' main challenge will be dealing with MMA's unusual schemes: a Wing-T offense and 6-1 defense, designed to run the ball and stop the run.

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