7 p.m. Friday at Miles Field
Last week — Kearney Catholic def. St. Paul, 49-14; Gibbon def. Ogallala, 13-7
Kearney Catholic players to watch — QB Abe Clinch; RB/LB Alex Lowe; OL/DL Austin Lowery; OL/DL David Squiers; OL/DL John Blake; WR/DB Brian Husmann
Ogallala players to watch — QB/DB Dylan Folchert; K Jose Garcia; RB Wes Orr; LB Brody Cleveland; LB Luke Tinnon
Keys to the game — Kearney Catholic coach Dave Colling made it clear that Ogallala's record of 0-3 means nothing to the Stars.
Colling said the Indians are a scary team at this point in the season. According to the Stars' coach, Ogallala has some skilled players who can match Kearney Catholic's speed, and quarterback Dylan Folchert could do a lot of damage, given enough time.
Ogallala has struggled offensively this season. The Indians have averaged 8.3 points through three games.
The Stars will lean on the consistent play of their offensive and defensive lines. Colling said the Kearney Catholic linemen have been controlling the trenches, and that puts the Stars in good shape every game. KCHS will look to take Ogallala out of its game plan with the play of their linemen.
Offensively, Colling would like Stars quarterback Abe Clinch to develop more confidence in the passing game. Clinch improved in last week's game with 158 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Colling stressed that his squad needs to continue to iron out the little things and strive for improvement from week to week.
What this game means — Kearney Catholic will attempt to stay perfect on the year after moving up to Class C-1 this season.
The Stars are two weeks away from district play, so they will look to continue to improve and stay healthy.
Ogallala, preseason No. 9 in the Omaha World-Herald ratings, will look to end its four-game losing streak.
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