The championship in the Great Plains Athletic Conference is on the line this Saturday in Sioux City when Morningside hosts the University of Sioux Falls in a battle of unbeatens. Sioux Falls is top ranked nationally in the latest N-A-I-A poll while the Mustangs are ranked fourth.
Morningside coach Steve Ryan says it’s great scheduling for the conference with both teams coming in undefeated and the title riding on the game. Both teams have dominant defenses and average better than 50 points per game on offense though Ryan says the styles are different.
Ryan says Sioux Falls quarterback Lorenzo Brown is dangerous through the air and on the ground. Brown has passed for 29 touchdowns this season and rushed for another 11. He says that makes it extremely difficult to stop them. He says last year they felt several times they had him stopped, but he broke out and made a play.
The season will continue for both teams but Ryan says right now the focus is on winning a league title. Ryan says his team is confident an they know they can win. Sioux Falls beat the Mustangs in a close game a year ago and eventually won the national championship.