The Morningside football team is preparing for a trip to top ranked Sioux Falls this weekend for a quarterfinal round game in the N-A-I-A playoffs. The Mustangs opened the playoffs on Saturday with a 24-6 win over Missouri Valley.
Morningside coach Steve Ryan says they played well against a physical team and it was good to get a playoff win. Ryan says they will try to keep the routine the same this week even with the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Monday through Wednesday doesn’t change and they will practice Thursday morning and then let everyone go home for Thanksgiving. He says everyone is within 2 to 3 hours away, so they can all get home and then back for the game Saturday.
Sioux Falls beat Morningside two weeks ago to close out the regular season and these programs also met in the playoffs back in 2006. Ryans says they have gotten to know them well and they know his team, and with the game just two weeks ago, there are a lot of fresh memories of what happened.