Week 2 Preview Labette County vs. Indy

There is one thing that we can say for certain going into Week 2 of the 2018 football season. Either Labette County or Independence will leave Altamont, KS with a “W” in the ole win column on Friday Night. Each team faced a very strong opponent in Week 1 action as LCHS lost their first road game of the year 43-8, by way of a talented Pittsburg team. Independence played host to El Dorado, but they were unable to use the home field to their advantage as they dropped their opening contest by a score of 36-8.

What to look for from each team:

 

Labette County:

In week one, the Grizzlies offense was held to to a mere 154 offensive yards with 97 coming through the air and 57 on the ground. This should be the main focus for LCHS heading in to week 2. There is no question that the Grizzlies should be able to move the ball more effectively this week as Pittsburg has one of the stronger defensive fronts in the entire 4A State classification. Independence allowed over 400 yards of offensive last week to El Dorado with the majority of the yardage coming from the rushing attack.

Indy:

After allowing over 400 yards of offense a week ago, the Bulldogs should look to shore up their defensive line. 376 of the 431 total yards allowed came on the ground, which signals that they trenches need to become more of a focal point for Indy’s preparation. Although, LCHS will more than likely look to air it out against the Indy defense, as LCHS QB, Easton Dean has one of the best arms that we have ever seen in this area matched up with an incredible physical stature.

 

Last year we witnessed a complete dominance as Labette utterly dismantled the Bulldogs with a 59-0 shutout victory. It was a game where the Glizzlies offense put up over 450 yards of offense, with 310 yards coming from behind of the arm of Dean. We don’t know much of how this game will turn out, but it will be a great match-up. I personally can’t wait to see if Labette can get back on track or if Indy will get their long awaited revenge.