Tiger Gameday, Week 5 29 Sep 16

Tiger Gameday – Week 5


Last Game: Hutchinson 36 Delano 13


Game Recap:Isaiah Nelson scored 4 Touchdowns and the Tigers rushed for 394 yards as  a team in beating the Delano Tigers 36-13.  Nelson ran for 122 yards, FB Travis Trettin ran for 142 yards, and Maguire Petersen ran for 81 yards.  Pregame Rains brought over an inch of rain to an already soggy field, making playing conditions murky.  Both teams defenses felt the effects of that early as the teams combined for about 300 yards of Offense in the first quarter alone.  After Delano scored to cut the lead to 14-13, Hutchinson would stiffen up and run away.  One side note, Hutchinson Coach Andy Rostberg missed the game with a bout of Vertigo. Assistant Coach Dave Ellefson was the acting head coach for the game, while former Head Coach Grady Rostberg took over the Offensive Play Calling for his son.


Current Record: 4-0


This Week’s Opponent: Dassel Cokato (1-3)


About the Opponent: It’s the one and only time Hutch sees a Section Opponent in the Regular Season. DC brings a team on the cusp of being pretty good. They’ve had 3 losses in which they were in the game in the 4th quarter. 5-10 plays go differently for them and they could be 4-0. You’ll see a solid tackling Defense and a balanced Pass/Run attack Offensively.


Key Hutch Players: Offensive Line. When you play against DC you play against a very good solid tackling defense. Coach Ryan Weinandt brought that St. John’s style Defense from his playing days and installed it in DC. They’ll fill the holes and make it tough for you to run. Key is to block all the tacklers they’ll send up. Sometimes you just have to take your 3 yards and live to play another down.


Games Storylines:

  1. Defensively stop the trap. DC can do that well. And if DC is able to run, it opens up their pass. The Chargers offense is at it’s best when they are balanced using their run game and pass game. They are not as effective if you take away one of the aspects of their offense.

  2. Get off the field on 3rd Down. Hutch has done an OK job of that this year, but at times they have given up some plays to keep opponents drives alive. Whether it’s 3rd and 8 or 3rd and 1, you want your team off the field.

  3. Turnovers. We could write this down every week. But this has been the biggest reason DC has lost 3 games this year. They’ve had problems with missed opportunities and turned the ball over in the red zone. Getting some takeaways would be key to stopping their potent offense.

  4. Quick Hit Keys…DC has some two way players, can Hutch wear them down?…Expect more North-South type plays from Hutch’s offense…More Youth? You might see another Freshman get some time in Cody Kurth.

  5. A useless/interesting fact…the last time DC beat Hutchinson was in 2010 18-15. That was also the last year that DC had a winning record when they finished 9-2.