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SL to prove last week was a fluke

Friday, October 13, 2000

SHELDON - Craig Lyon believes that last week was just a fluke when Storm Lake had five scoring opportunities and didn't capitalize on any of them.

The Storm Lake coach feels his team will return to its normal ways when the Tornadoes visit Sheldon Friday.

"I just look at last week as unusual," Lyon said. "That wasn't typical of us on offense. That was just one of those nights where nothing was going right. I think we should be back to normal. We've had good practices this week and I just have a real good feeling about how things are going right now. The intensity is there this week that wasn't there last week."

Sheldon is 3-1 in the district and 5-1 overall.

"Offensively, they are a running football team," Lyon said. "They have two of the top three rushers in the district. They're not going to throw it very often. They would be very methodical about it - three to four yards a crack and they take their time and wait for something big to break."

"They play real good run defense, I think, and they play real steady defense and they wait for the offense to make the mistake," Lyon added. "They haven't given up a lot of points."

Lyon talked about the best way to defense the Orabs.

"We just have to play assignment football," he said. "We're going to involve at least nine guys in defending the run. We're really going to put pressure on them up front and force them to throw."

Lyon said there are a couple of things the Tornadoes must do in order to win the game.

"I think we have to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball," he said. "That's No. 1. After last week, I'd say score points when given the opportunity."

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