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By LARRY GOFFINET
LEOPOLD—For the second week in a row Perry Central will play a football team that has trouble with fast opponents, which should again play into the Commodores’ hands.
They will visit 1-6 Springs Valley for a PLAC game Friday at 6:30 p.m.
“Teams have hurt them outside, and we don’t mind going outside,” said Perry Central Coach Greg Gibson.
“They’ve also had some difficulties against the pass against both Linton and Tecumseh, and Lane (Lynch) has been passing well for us.”
Gibson said the Blackhawks’ “strength is probably up front.” One of their top linemen is Keegan Ingle, a 6-foot, 280-pound senior tackle.
He said their size is “pretty comparable” to Perry Central’s but their team speed is “about average. I don’t think they have any burners.”
They use a power-I or straight-T offense.
“They want to run the ball—they’re a ball-control team,” said Gibson. “A lot of it is up the middle, but they run a lot of lead plays and some off-tackle.
“They don’t throw a whole lot, but when they do they go deep. They use a lot of play action and they love the boot pass.”
Justis Breedlove, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior, is their top running back and also sees some action at quarterback. “He runs hard,” said Gibson.
Isaac Brown, a 5-11, 150-pound sophomore, usually starts at quarterback. Hector Walker, a 6-2, 175-pound sophomore tight end, is one of his top receivers.
“They have a lot of sophomores on their roster,” said Gibson. “I don’t see a lot of seniors.”