Something must give when third ranked Madrid hosts number five Van Meter for the title in class 1A District 6. It will pit a Madrid offense that leads class 1A with nearly 3,500 yards of rushing against a Van Meter defense that has posted seven shutouts in the first eight games.
“They have great size up front and they get off the ball very well”, said Madrid coach Steve Perkins. “They have got a group of kids who tackle very well. They have a great combination of speed, size and quickness and they are difficult to prepare for.”
The Van Meter defense has only given up six points all season but coach Eric Trudo says the level of competition takes a significant jump against Madrid’s wishbone attack.
“It is certainly our biggest test this season”, said Trudo. “We will have to do everything we can to make them earn everything they get and try to keep everybody in front of us. If they put together a 13 play drive then tip your hat to them but hopefully we will be able to get them off the field before that happens.”