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Tell City to host Vikings

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By Larry Goffinet

TELL CITY—Confidence might be the main thing Tell City needs to compete with North Posey in the Marksmen’s football homecoming game Friday at 7:30 p.m.

North Posey is 3-3 but has been so up and down this season “it’s hard to get a reading on them,” said Tell City defensive coordinator Ronnie Robinson. “We’re going to have to watch a lot of film on them this week.”

The Vikings trounced Mount Vernon 43-0 Aug. 28. Mount Vernon had beaten Tell City 43-6 the previous week, indicating the Marksmen may have a tough time with North Posey.

But North Posey lost 33-14 at Southridge Sept. 11, which is worse than the Marksmen’s losing margin (31-14) at Southridge last week.

Tell City held the Raiders to only two points on a safety in the second half.

That performance prompted Robinson to say, “We have everything we need to play with these teams. We just need to believe that we can do it.

“I think playing well against them in the second half should help give us some belief because Southridge is a quality program.”

Besides believing in themselves, the Marksmen will have to stop North Posey’s running game led by Cameron Calvert, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior.

Jacob Sapp was the leading rusher for the Vikings last year when they won the PAC, but he is currently sidelined with a sprained knee. However Calvert has picked up the slack.

He rushed for 181 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns, including runs of 25 and 32 yards, in last week’s 29-8 win over Forest Park.

He scored the Vikings’ only touchdown the previous week in their 26-7 loss to Heritage Hills.

 Colton Motz, a 6-1, 160-pound sophomore, quarterbacks the Vikings. But they threw only eight passes (completing three) against Forest Park after having two intercepted by Heritage Hills the previous week.

Several Vikings start both ways. Calvert excels at linebacker and intercepted a pass against Heritage Hills.