Tiger Gameday – Section Semi Finals 27 Oct 17

Tiger Gameday – Week 10 Section Semi-finals

 

Last Game: Hutchinson 44 Waseca 20

 

Game Recap: Hutchinson got a Touchdown on their first offensive play from scrimmage and never looked back as Hutch moved on in Section Play with a 44-20 win over New Ulm.  Backup Fullback Hayden Jensen ran for 107 yards and 3 TD’s in the game, while the Defense came away with 5 QB Sacks and 1 Interception.  

 

Current Record: 7-2

 

This Week’s Opponent: #2 Seed-Waseca (7-1)

 

About the Opponent: Speed and Quickness. That about sums up the Waseca Blue Jays this year. When the Blue Jays skill position players get in the open they go fast and far. Offensively Waseca has scored 95 points their last two weeks and given up only 14. Hutch has eliminated Waseca the last few years in the playoffs, so motivation won’t be a problem for them.

 

Key Hutch Players: Defensive Line and Linebackers. As mentioned above, Waseca has good speed. The front 7 of the Tigers will be given the task of trying to keep that speed bottled up. Play good assignment oriented defense, swarm to the ball, and most importantly Tackle well.

 

Game Storylines:

  1. Don’t get into a shootout. In other years Hutchinson would welcome a high scoring affair. This year it’ll be much more advantagous to have a defensive struggle. Big Plays have been far and few between for Hutch…the Tigers have done much more on long drawn out drives. They aren’t really built to score at will…on the other hand…Waseca is and can strike anytime. Hutch needs to make this a defensive struggle.

  2. Run Game. It’s no secret Hutch will have to run the ball effectively to win. Hutch has suffered some injuries along the offensive line, and has new TE’s with Russell Corrigan now at QB. The new lineups need to stay consistent, don’t let the team get in long yardage situations. Also the Running Game, can help control the clock and keep the high powered Waseca Offense off the field.

  3. Waseca has a couple of elite talents on their offense. If you’re Hutch you need to try and take those players away. Try and force the Blue Jays to have other players beat you.

  4. Quick Hit Keys….Turnovers are always a key, but taking advantage of them is too!…Gametime Temps are expected in the 30′s, bundle up if your headed out! Temps shouldn’t affect the game much just those of you sitting on cold stands.

  5. A useless/interesting fact…In the last 6 years Waseca has had some great football teams. In fact in the last 6 years Waseca is undefeated against teams not named Hutchinson or Marshall. The only two teams to beat the Jays in those six years both share the Tigers nickname.