STORM LAKE - The opponents don't feel sorry for Storm Lake's three-game losing streak. Storm Lake shouldn't either.
Craig Lyon has stressed that message this week to his players as they come into Friday night's game against LeMars. The Bulldogs don't care about Storm Lake's misfortunes.
"We've stressed going out and playing the game of football and being aware of what are assignments are," Lyon said. "We need to quit feeling sorry for ourselves about what's happened and just go out and play football."
Lyon gave an assessment of LeMars, which is 3-2 overall.
"They play good run defense and they're very physical and aggressive on defense," he said. "The front seven is their strength. They're pretty basic on offense. They're going to try to run the ball off tackle and option. They don't throw a lot."
The biggest concern lies with the running game.
"Our concern is just how well we can stop the run and how well we can run the ball against them," Lyon said. "If we play the way we're capable of playing we'll be OK. That's pretty evident from what we've done this year."
Read the rest of this story in the 10/5 Pilot Tribune.