The Milbank Area Bulldogs hope to keep the momentum going and use their last two wins over Sioux Valley and Redfield-Doland to push to another ‘W’ Friday night when the locals host Dell Rapids in its final home game of the regular season. Milbank Area sits with a 4-2 overall record.
Dell Rapids has a 2-4 season record with wins over Vermillion and Canton. The Quarriers have suffered losses to Madison, Tri-Valley, Tea Area and West Central so far this season. According to scouting reports, Dell Rapids is an old team that is young. The Quarriers graduated a large number of seniors last year resulting in inexperience at the varsity level. “But this team is coming together and figuring things out,” noted Milbank Area head football coach Jeremy Tostenson. “They have lost some close games. We need to be ready for them.”
The Dawgs have maintained a solid practice plan this week and hope to use that momentum to secure their fifth win of the season. According to coach Tostenson, the locals need to win the first down battle and not allow the Quarriers more than a few yards on first downs. He also stressed that the team needs to get off the field on third downs. On the offensive side, the Bulldogs hope to control the ball and the clock and be physical running the football.
The senior players and cheerleaders will be honored Friday night for senior/parents night. Senior players include Devin Stricherz, Isaac Snaza, Kyle Montag, Tristan Hall, Jacob Jackson, Nolan Foss, Cody Buttke and Dalton Koch. Senior cheerleaders are Tera Hanson, Jessica Mogard and Abby Wollschlager.
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