The Morningside football team has been establishing new marks about ever week and they will get a chance to set a new one this weekend when the fourth ranked Mustangs host number-three Sioux Falls in Great Plains Conference showdown. At 5-0 the Mustangs are off to their best start since 1956 and a victory this week would provide the first 6-0 start in school history. It would also end a long winning streak for Sioux Falls which has won its last 40 GPAC games.Morningside coach Steve Ryan says it’s amazing how little they’ve talked about that streak. He says it would be nice to be the first team to give them a loss. The Mustangs qualified for the NAIA national playoffs in 2004 and a victory this week would give them the inside track to a conference title. He says the program has come a long ways and now they’re ready for a big game. Morningside is averaging better than 46 points per game and Sioux Falls averages just over 34. Last year, though, defense dominated in a 16-7 Sioux Falls victory and Ryan would not be surprised if this is another low scoring game. He says there were no turnovers in last year’s game and he expects much of the same this year.
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