Long-time rivals Central and Simpson collide in Pella on Saturday in the season finale for both teams. Simpson is 6-3 under first year coach Jim Glogowski and the Storm feature the top ground game in the Iowa Conference.
Glogowski says the Storm would love to finish the season with a victory. He says they will find out at the end of the game how good they are, and he says either way he is proud of the team. Simpson’s last win in this series came back in 2003 and Glogowski says it is up to the Storm to make it a rivalry again.
Central came into the season riding a 27 game regular season winning streak but at 6-3 is part of a four team logjam in third place. Coach Jeff McMartin says his team showed some character last week by posting a 23-14 win at Buena Vista which ended the Beavers’ title hopes.
Central slowed down Buena Vista’s ground game last week and will try to do the same against Simpson.
McMartin says despite Central’s domination of this series the Dutch still consider this a rivalry. He says every game in recent history has been very close.