"They run the quarterback option very well," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. "They ran it real well against Sibley-Ocheyedan. They like to involve the quarterback in the option or the roll out, so that's something we have to be aware of."
"The thing about teams that run the option is you have to make sure there's someone who tackles the quarterback," Lyon added. "Something we've stressed this week is somebody always hits the quarterback on the option."
Lyon gave a further assessment of Friday night's opponent, which beat Sibley-Ocheyedan 43-7 and lost to Sioux Center 30-16.
"They did throw the ball more, and they threw it fairly well against Sioux Center last week," Lyon said. "Their defense is very aggressive and they force some turnovers, too. They're a very competitive football team."
Nothing will change in Storm Lake's game plan.
"We still want to be able to run the ball as much as we can and throw when we want to and not when we have to," Lyon said. "There's some little things we have to sharpen up on offense."
Lyon said he would like his team to continue to do the things it did in last week's 21-14 overtime win over Humboldt, and do some other things better.
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