Central is off to an impressive start to the season but coach Jeff McMartin says their most important game to date is this weekend’s Iowa Conference opener at the University of Dubuque. The Dutch are 2-0 and ranked 16th nationally after beating then #7 Wisconsin-Stevens Point on the road.
McMartin says you can win your first two non-league games and if you don’t take care of business the rest of the way then all you have are two victories. So he says they’ve focused on playing well in the conference.
The formula has been simple. Central is averaging 260 yards of rushing per game and giving up just over 45. He says you have a great chance to win if you run the ball and keep the other team from doing that.
Dubuque is 1-1 and McMartin says the Spartans will test their defense. He says they stretch you out and you have to watch ever gap or they will burn you.