Tiger Gameday, Week 6 06 Oct 16

Tiger Gameday – Week 6


Last Game: Hutchinson 35 Dassel Cokato 7


Game Recap: Hutchinson used over 400 yards rushing as a team to take down the DC Chargers on Homecoming 35-7.  Isaiah Nelson led the way for Hutchinson with 218 yards Rushing and 2 Touchdowns, Travis Trettin had 167 yards rushing and a Touchdown.  The Tiger Defense held DC under 2o0 yards of Total Offense for the game and forced 2 Turnovers. 


Current Record: 5-0 (#2, 4A)


This Week’s Opponent: Litchfield (5-0, #5 3A)


About the Opponent: After a few years of tough times Litchfield has come out swinging this year. An Offense that can run and throw the ball equally well awaits the Tigers. The Offense has averaged over 38 points per game this season using their spread offense. QB Josh Prahl leads the team with over 900 yards passing and 380 yards rushing, and has accounted for 14 TD’s. Defensively Litchfield allows about 16 points per game.


Key Hutch Players: Defensive Line. Stopping the Dragon’s pass requires extra players to drop back at times into coverage. That will give the bulk of the responsibility on stopping the run to the DL. Tackling has been an issue at times this season, but has steadily improved. If the Tigers DL can neutralize the run game that makes the Dragons offense that much less potent.


Games Storylines:

  1. Take away something on Litchfield’s Offense. Not an easy task to do, but making a team one dimensional is a lot easier to defend than a team that can do whatever it wants on you. The ideal game plan would be taking away the run and defending the pass. As Pat says Friday Nights… “When you pass, three things can happen, and 2 are bad.”

  2. The best Defense is a good offense. Best way to keep Litchfield off the scoreboard? Keep them off the field. Hutchinson for years has perfected the long drawn out drives. 10, 11, 12 plays drives that kill the clock would be a nice elixr in this game.

  3. Big Game Feel. This will have a big game, playoff feel. Two 5-0 teams, rivals just down the road that haven’t played much over the past few years. This will be a nice game for both teams to see a playoff atmosphere before the playoffs. Nice way to see how both teams have improved over the year.

  4. Quick Hit Keys…watch for Prahl’s ability to extend plays…Dragons have multiple receivers that can catch the ball…You’re up youngster, Brooks Telecky is in at full back for Hutch…Wet Fields again? Watch those turnovers.

  5. A useless/interesting fact…This is Litchfield’s first game of the season against a team with a winning record. The combined record of the Litchfield opponents this season is 5-20. Of Course Hutchinson’s opponents haven’t been much better with a combined record of 8-17.