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Aurelia coach leery of winless Harris-Lake Park team

Thursday, September 20, 2001

AURELIA - Myron Radke may be the king of making the opponent sound better than they actually are.

After all, he's scared of a winless Harris-Lake Park team - a team that lost to Remsen St. Mary's last week - the same Remsen St. Mary's team who lost to Radke's Aurelia squad two weeks ago 54-28.

So why all the worry?

"They haven't won a game, and that is a big problem," Radke said. "They're a good football team. They just haven't had any luck. They just scare me because they're going to be hungry. It's one of those that you sit back and worry about, especially when you're old."

Harris-Lake Park runs the option for its offensive attack. Radke has liked what he's seen on videotape.

"They run an option and they run it pretty well," he said. "They have decent speed overall and their fullback is really rugged, so we're going to have to get after him."

Defensing the option has been Aurelia's focus this week in preparations.

"Defensively, we've just got to do our own job," Radke said. "Our guys have got to do their job, and if they do that, we can play with them. We can't be doing everyone else's job. It just comes down to discipline."

"When we defense the option it's all the defensive ends," Radke added. "All the pressure is on them. Those guys have got to make the quarterback pitch it quick. I think our guys in the middle are tough enough on the dive play. We have to make the quarterback pitch it quick so we can close down on them."

Radke addressed what the Bulldogs have to do to win the game.

"On offense, we've just got to execute and not make mistakes," he said. "Defensively, we're going to do what we've been doing. We just have to do it a little better."

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