Football game preview: New Prague at Rochester Mayo
7 p.m. Friday at Mayo ...
7 p.m. Friday at Mayo Stadium
Records:New Prague 0-1 Big Southeast Red District, 0-3 overall; Rochester Mayo 1-0, 3-0.
Last week:Mayo beat Austin 26-21 behind 211 rushing yards and three touchdowns by Greg Henry; New Prague lost to Winona 20-18 when the Winhawks scored the winning touchdown with 3:47 to go in the fourth quarter.
Last meeting:Not available. Mayo and New Prague have not met since at least 2000, according to Post-Bulletin archives.
New Prague notes: The Trojans are 0-3 and have finished above .500 just once since 2010. ... New Prague has been outscored 94-42 this season. ... It nearly earned its first victory last Friday, before Winona scored a touchdown with 3:47 remaining to pull out a 20-18 win. ... Sophomore fullback Carter Seymour scored three touchdowns last week, including one on an 11-yard pass from quarterback Will Halloran.
Mayo notes: The Spartans are 3-0 for a second consecutive season. ... Mayo's opponents so far this season, including New Prague, are a combined 0-9. ... The Spartans are the highest-scoring team in Section 1AAAAA so far, averaging 34.3 points per game. ... The last time Mayo started a season 4-0 was 2011. ... With his 211 rushing yards last week, senior Greg Henry moved into seventh on the school's career yardage list with 1,703. He needs 118 yards to pass 2011 grad Ethan Johnson for sixth. ... Mayo's schedule becomes even more difficult in the second half of the season, with games at No. 1-ranked Mankato West and home against Owatonna and Rochester John Marshall in the coming three weeks.
— Jason Feldman