If you are around the Dekalb High School football sports scene, the question this week has been can the Barons start another win streak against their NHC rivals to the west, the East Noble Knights?
To put it mildly, it won’t be easy. Dekalb was beaten by New Haven last Friday by the score of 47-7. While the Barons were losing to the Bulldogs, the Knights were getting it handed to them by the Homestead Spartans by the score of 65-21.
With the game Friday being played in Kendallville, it will be doubly hard for Dekalb to bounce back against East Noble, and their first year head coach, Luke Amstutz.
Both teams need to come into this contest fired up, ready to play & play hard for 4 quarters, and to try and control both the offensive and defensive lines of scrimmage. Whoever does that, should have a pretty good chance of having a W at around 9:45 pm.
Oh yea, a couple of other “keys” to the game. Limit your penalties, and take care of the football! These 2 issues plagued Dekalb in last Friday’s game, and if I’m a betting man, Coach Mike Cochran and his coaching staff have addressed those “keys.”
Coach Amstutz loves to put the football in the air. You probably remember the success that he had at Angola over the past few years with his aerial attack.
Dekalb must limit what East Noble does throwing the football, as well as being physical and nasty up front. The Barons must have time consuming drives that culminate in points.
For what should be an entertaining night of high school football, make the short drive west on Friday, and enjoy Dekalb & East Noble.