PETERSON - Sioux Central coach Jeff Tiefenthaler issued his defense a challenge after Friday night's opponent, Remsen St. Mary's, scored 64 points in a win over Harris-Lake Park last week.
"They'll see a little bit better defense than what Harris-Lake Park brought," Tiefenthaler said. "I've challenged my defense this week to shut them down."
Tiefenthaler is impressed with what he's seen on videotape.
"They have a very good tailback and their quarterback likes to run the ball also," he said. "When they do pass, they're pretty good at running screens and they're good at hitting their 6-foot-5 tight end."
"They have some tendencies," Tiefenthaler added. "They run a lot of different stuff, so its' really hard to key on one thing. We've got to try to make them pass."
‰ Aurelia puts its 3-0 record on the line at Harris-Lake Park.
"They've got a couple of good running backs, especially Tyler Brady," Aurelia coach Myron Radke said. "He's a great athlete. Their kids are learning the game and they'll just get better every game."
"Defensively, they'll run a variety of defenses," Radke added. "We've just got to be ready for anything."
The key for Aurelia to win is contain Brady.
"What we've got to do defensively is build that corral and not let him get loose," Radke said. "We've got to stay on top of him. We just want to get eight guys around the ball."
The Bulldogs will use this week to improve the offense.
"We have to stay consistent, especially with our offense and getting the ball in the barn," Radke said. "We just haven't been scoring enough points, and I don't know why. Maybe it's time for us to cut loose and go."