"This is what makes football fun," Sioux Central coach Jeff Tiefenthaler said. "You've got two undefeated teams. They'll both do what they can to win and this is what makes coaching fun."
"It's just plain fun," Aurelia coach Myron Radke said. "You start to feel pressure, too. Now people are going to expect us to win, which is fun."
Sioux Central comes in with a 5-0 record, while Aurelia is 4-0. Both coaches have mutual respect for one another's team.
"They have a very good running game," Tiefenthaler said. "With (Kasey) Reilly at quarterback, he presents a lot of problems because he can both run and throw. We have to be aware of where he's at. They have some good linemen up front and a good back in the (Heath) Brecher kid."
"They just do everything, so we're going to practice for everything," Radke said. "If they can't run, they throw it. If they can't throw it, they run. They are awesome."
"Their running game, their passing game and their defense will give us problems," Radke added. "They've got great defensive ends, great defensive tackles and their secondary is tough. We've just got to be ready for anything and everything."
Aurelia's offense came together last week in a 53-34 win over Harris-Lake Park.
Read the rest of this article in the 9/28 Pilot Tribune.