Tiger Gameday – Section Championship 03 Nov 16

Tiger Gameday – Section Championship


Last Game: Hutchinson 40 Waseca 19


Game Recap: The Hutchinson Tigers moved into a rematch for the Section Championship with a 40-19 win over #7, 4A Waseca on Saturday.  The Tigers used an efficient offense and a smothering defense to jump out to a 40-6 lead through three quarters.  CB Jacob Mraz started the scoring with a 13 yard Incerception Return for a touchdown.  Fullbacks Travis Trettin and Brooks Telecky each had 2 touchdowns, while TE Fletcher Vilt had the other score…a 37 yard Reception.  Waseca came into the game with more than 2,000 yards rushing as a team, but Hutchinson held the Blue Jays to under 10 yards rushing for the game.


Current Record: 9-0 (#2, 4A)


This Week’s Opponent: Marshall (9-0, #3 4A)


About the Opponent: It’s been 365 days in the making…ONE…MORE…YARD. Hutchinson and Marshall locked in an epic battle last year in the Section Title Game, with Marshall holding Hutchinson out of the end zone on the 1 yard line to win the game. This year’s Marshall Tigers team will be looking to make a repeat of that win and come into the game with an improved team. Marshall RB Jefferson Lee is one of the leading scorers and rushers in the state, OL Blaise Andries is one of the top lineman in the state, and the defense hasn’t given up too many points all year.


Key Hutch Players: Hutchinson Run Game. Hutchinson has been running over opponents all year for nearly 3,000 yards as a team. Marshall’s Defense hasn’t given up too many points. Something’s gotta give. Hutch has been able to run on Marshall in the past, and Marshall really doesn’t see a lot of power straight ahead running during the regular season. Hutch will have to limit the Marshall Offense’s time on the field, a good run game is a nice way to do it.


Games Storylines:

  1. Ok, lets talk about the explosive Marshall Offense. Gonna be tough to stop…you have to hope to contain them a bit. You can do that by taking away something on offense. Hutchinson run defense has been very good this year, but can you slow down Jefferson Lee? Making an offense one dimensional is easier to defend…Note I said easier, not easy. Defending Marshall is not in any way easy.

  2. Look for a spy defensively on the Marshall QB Trey Lance. Lance is a good runner as well, so even pass plays could turn into runs. And Lance has good speed and can make teams look silly.

  3. As the games get tougher, Turnovers become more and more key. Hutch has been pretty good for the most part at not giving the ball away (Other than the 4th quarter last week). Can Hutch keep control of the ball, and on the other side can they take the ball away froma potent Marshall Offense?

  4. Quick Hit Keys…. The less plays Marshall’s Offense is out there the better. 40Ish plays or under would be great. Get above 50 plays and Hutch is in trouble…On the Hutch Offense, gonna have to throw a little, can’t just run over them. Look for balanced offense.

  5. A useless/interesting fact…Last year’s win over Hutchinson’s was Marshall’s first ever win over Hutch in Football.