C.R. Washington (4-3, 2-1)

at Waterloo East (2-5, 0-3)

  • When: Friday, 6 p.m.
  • Where: Memorial Stadium, Waterloo
  • Last week: Washington topped Mason City, 46-7, while East lost to Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 42-12, last Thursday.
  • Last meeting: Washington won 63-14 last season.
  • What to watch: Washington has one of the top rushers in the Mississippi Valley Conference in Haven Henningson, who has run for 765 yards and six scores. A week ago, East struggled defending the run, giving up more than 350 yards on the ground to Jefferson. The Trojans will need to shore up that aspect of their game, as well as look for opportunities from their pass defense. Wash QB Bryan Knude has thrown more interceptions (8) than touchdown passes (3) this season. East is also dealing with injuries. Quarterback Dylan Reyes was hurt last week and replaced by Tanner Cronan. According to East coach Xavier Leonard, Reyes is questionable for Friday's game. The Trojans are anticipating the return of top receiver Damon Johnson, who was held of last week's game for disciplinary reasons. Johnson has 667 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Jacee Clark had a kick return for a touchdown and a 47-yard touchdown reception.
  • East coach Xavier Leonard: "Washington is a well-coached football team that is physical and can run the ball well. We have to get off the blocks and make tackles. That is very important."

On Senior Night, "It has been a special year where special things have happened. We stopped the streak, we won another game, but it is not enough. The seniors ... the team is up for this game and we want to give those seniors another win."

 

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