BOX; 7 p.m., Friday, at John Marshall Stadium

Records: Pine Island is 1-0 overall and in the Hiawatha Valley League; Lourdes is 0-1.

Last week: Pine Island hung on to beat Stewartville 14-13 when a 27-yard field goal attempt by the Tigers went wide left. Running back Tyler Robertson rushed for 78 yards in 17 attempts for Pine Island, which was outgained by Stewartville 387-221. Byron, meanwhile, stopped Lourdes 25-10. The Bears led 18-0 at the half and outgained Lourdes 341-191. Jay Kasner passed for 135 yards to lead Lourdes.

Last meeting: Lourdes recorded the first of four shutouts last year, beating the Panthers 27-0. Ted Garry rushed for 89 yards on 18 carries and also scored on a 67-yard punt return. Lourdes held a 192-79 advantage in total yards. All of the Eagle yards were on the ground.

The series: Pine Island holds a 7-2 advantage, with Lourdes winning the last two.

About Lourdes: Coach Marv Peters said his Eagles suffered no injuries in the loss to Byron and said he's not sure yet about his starting lineup. "We were able to look at some other kids this week,'' he said, "and we have some competition at several spots. It's been a good week of practice.'' Peters said it's imperative to win home games because the road is so tough in the HVL.


About Pine Island: Last week was the debut for coach Shane Strong, who coached last season at Houston and led the Hurricanes to five wins after two successive winless seasons.

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