Galion Tigers Host Clear Fork Friday

  • 10/4/2017 1:45:08 PM
  • Jeff Alan
  • Local Sports

GALION, OH-  The 4-2 Galion Tigers will try to bounce back this Friday after a 44-21 loss to Marion Harding last week.  But in order to do that the Tigers will have to stop 6-0 Clear Fork at Heise Park Friday.  The Colts made it six straight to start the season after a 52-8 beatdown of River Valley last Friday. Galion head coach Matt Dick, in his second year, talks about trying to slow down the Colt offense.

"I think their number 7 (Blake Dinsmore) at quarterback is a slippery runner and when push comes to shove he's the kid that usually makes the play.  So we will try to take him away or try to reduce his carries."

The Colts overall team speed is not lost on members of the Tiger team.  "They are fast," says senior quarterback Harrison Ivy. They are really fast.  They played bigger schools last year, but now they are playing schools like them and all their talent is really showing, yeah they are a good team.  We have to keep contain on defense and not let them get outside.  If we make them run up the middle we'll be alright."

Says senior running back Tanner Chrisman, "We have to contain their quarterback and play aggressively for all four quarters and we should be alright."

The Tigers offense will try to be their best defense too, as they look to keep a potent Clear Fork offense off the field as much as possible.  "The more we can run the ball the better," says Dick.  But they do put seven guys in the box and they will force you to throw, but they do give you man-to-man defense.  If you can break their front wall good things can happen in the rushing game and the passing game if you can get it over the top."

To give Clear Fork their first setback of the season, Ivy says Galion will have to be on their game. "Offense has to click.  We can't have mistakes and our defense has to step up and stop their offense because they are explosive on both sides of the ball.  But their quarterback is really a good athlete he's what makes things go."

Says Chrisman, "We have to run hard, don't turn the ball over, no interceptions, play as a team, and play for all four quarters." 

The Clear Fork at Galion football game will be played back at midnight Friday and at 5 pm Saturday on WMFD TV Mansfield.

 

 

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