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Sioux Central seeks to win fourth straight vs. Okoboji

Friday, September 15, 2000

Okoboji does one thing, but they do it well.

"They love to run, run, run and they're pretty good at it," Tiefenthaler said. "They've got a big back in Dan DeMuth. He's a 6-2, 195-pound senior. We've got to really find where he's at all the time."

"Their quarterback is also a really good runner," Tiefenthaler added. "They haven't been really successful when they throw, so I'm not too concerned about their passing game. If they beat us, I want them to beat us by throwing it."

Sioux Central will definitely throw the ball in Tiefenthaler's 50-50 mix of run and pass.

"Offensively, we want to have balance," he said. " They can't key on one thing when they play us. I like to throw as much as I like to run. We'll have to find out what's working early in the game and stick with it until they stop it. Hopefully, something will work."

Tiefenthaler said Okoboji's secondary may be suspect.

"I think they're pretty good defensively against the run," he said. "I don't think their secondary's been tested, so we'll look to try and do that. Early on in the game, we'll be able to tell what we can do, but we may throw the ball more. It will be a very competitive game."

Tiefenthaler addressed the keys to winning the game.

"We need to play field position," he said. "I know they're going to get first downs, but hopefully we can keep them out of the end zone."



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