The Hallsville Indians will continue to make history Saturday when they host the Clark County Indians in a Class 2 Quarterfinal football game at 1 pm. Hallsville won their first ever district title last week with a 40-27 victory over O’Fallon Christian. First-year Hallsville head coach Justin Conyers reflects on the run so far.
The next step for Hallsville will be the Clark County Indians who come into the quarterfinal matchup with a record of 11-1. Both teams feature strong running attacks, as well as tough run defenses. Conyers says this means controlling the line of scrimmage will be crucial.
Meanwhile, Clark County is coming off a hard-fought 30-26 win over Palmyra in their district championship game. Palmyra is the only team to score more than 20 points against Clark County, having done it twice this season. However, Clark County was able to win both games against their conference rivals. Clark County coach Ethan Allen says they’ll need a strong defensive performance to slow down Hallsville.
Both teams also force a lot of turnovers on defense. Hallsville has forced 28, while Clark County has 27. Allen says their emphasis on forcing turnovers will be important.
Colin Schowe and Austin Ward will have the call on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com Saturday with pregame coverage beginning at 12:40 pm.