High school previews
Southland vs. Chatfield
Friday, 7 p.m., at Chatfield
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Records: Southland is 4-0 overall on the season and 1-0 in the Three Rivers Conference, South Division. Chatfield is 2-2 overall, 0-1 in the TRC South.
Last week: Southland won its fourth straight game with a convincing 34-6 dismantling of Fillmore Central on homecoming. The Rebels continue to pound away with their rushing offense as they rolled up 306 yards on the ground in the win over the Falcons. Chatfield lost to Kingsland 15-14 on a touchdown and two-point conversion in the final minutes.
Last meeting: The Chatfield Gophers won 16-14 last year on their home field. The difference was the Gophers made both of their two-point conversion attempts after the touchdowns.
Chatfield notes: The Gophers like to run the ball as they proved last week with all of their 181 offensive yards coming on the ground. Nic Obey and Evan VonWald scored the two Chatfield touchdowns in the span of a minute-and-a-half in the third quarter.
Southland notes: The Rebels are ranked sixth in the Class A state poll this week. Jake Chapek continues to amass impressive yardage totals in the running game. Chapek has rushed for 650 yards and scored 11 touchdowns in the first four games.
Lyle/Pacelli vs. Grand Meadow
Friday, 7 p.m., at Grand Meadow
Records: Lyle/Pacelli is 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the Southern Confederacy, East Division. Grand Meadow is 3-1 overall, 1-1 in divisional play.
Last week: Lyle/Pacelli lost its third straight game with a 34-6 setback against LeRoy-Ostrander. The Athletics have allowed their opponents to score 30-plus points in all of the losses. Grand Meadow defeated Alden-Conger 24-12 in a non-divisional game.
Last meeting: The two teams had been in opposite divisions and haven’t played for three years. Grand Meadow defeated L/P by a 30-6 margin in 2003 at the old Lyle Field.
Grand Meadow notes: This will be homecoming for the SuperLarks. Coach Gary Sloan has an 11-2 career record against L/P coach Mark Buntje. The last win for L/P in this series came during the 2000 season at Grand Meadow.
L/P notes: The Athletics will be without the services of leading receiver Zeb Henaman, who hurt his shoulder last week against L-O. Henaman has nine catches on the season for 155 yards and a touchdown.