The lead in eight-man District 1 will be up for grabs as fifth ranked Harris-Lake Park hosts ninth rated Newell-Fonda. Harris-Lake Park is winning games by an average margin of 54 points and junior quarterback Bryce Perkins leads the state with 25 touchdown passes.
“I wasn’t sure that Bryce would be making this many good decisions”, said Harris-Lake Park coach Lane Gunderson. “He throws a really catchable ball and he is a smart kid and he is a tough kid but he just puts the ball where only we can get it.”
The Wolves defense is giving up only six points per game but Gunderson says the Mustangs provide their toughest challenge of the season.
Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken says the Mustangs must protect the football against a Harris-Lake Park defense that has generated 19 turnovers so far this season.
“They have got tremendous athletes out there that are going to fly to the football”, said Wilken. “If the ball is in the air their defensive backs are going to go get it. We have got to be very conscience of ball security.”
Story by Ryan Thompson at KAYL