Marceline football visits undefeated and top-ranked Lincoln in the state semifinals on KIRK Saturday. Tigers head coach Mark Ross outlines 12-1 Marceline’s mindset.
Marceline owns 10 straight victories after a 20-7 quarterfinal win at South Callaway. Ross scouts the semifinal opposition Lincoln, who lost to Hayti in last year’s state championship.
Lincoln senior quarterback Jackson Beaman boasts 68 total touchdowns. Beaman’s Cardinals have scored 36-plus points in every game, including last week’s 36-6 quarterfinal triumph at Windsor. Ross explains how Marceline aims to slow the Lincoln quarterback.
Marceline allows nine points per game. Kevin LaFavor’s Lincoln defense has surrendered more than two touchdowns just once this season.
Lincoln’s closest outcome was a 40-14 win at Windsor week four. LaFavor shares his impressions of Marceline.
LaFavor referenced Marceline senior Cullen Bruner, who enters with 1,804 rushing yards. The victor meets the Mid-Buchanan at Valle Catholic winner in the state championship. Coverage of the Marceline at Lincoln state semifinal Saturday on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com starts at 12:40pm with Eric Duick and Stuart Cox on the call.