Loveland, Windsor option attacks go head-to-head today

Loveland, Windsor option attacks go head-to-head today

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Loveland, Windsor option attacks go head-to-head today

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The Windsor football scout team probably had its easiest week of the season, giving the first team defense a look at this week’s opponent, Loveland.

That’s because Loveland runs an option attack that is fairly similar to the one that Windsor uses.

That has meant that the players are already comfortable with the general scheme they will face on Friday. The next step is figuring out the intricacies specific to Loveland (3-3, 2-1 Northern).

Windsor coach Chris Jones said Loveland runs a larger variety of formations then Windsor (5-1, 3-0) and the Indians also use more double teams. But the basics are the same.

Loveland’s attack is solid, if not explosive. The Indians average 20 points per game, and average 230 yards per game on the ground. they are led by quarterback Mike Zweigle, who leads the team with 381 rush yards.

“The quarterback definitely is slick,” Jones said. “He gets off of stuff. He’s getting better at reading and making the right reads with the pitches and the gives.”

On the offensive side, Windsor will look to continue a growing trend of throwing many different players at opponents. Quarterback Joe Sanger and running back Jordan Porterfield have been dangerous all year. But the past few weeks, twins Blake and Drew Bunday have become forces as well, especially Blake. He has 330 rush yards on the season despite having carries in only three games.

Loveland appears susceptible defensively. They are allowing 23 points per game and allowed 300 yards of offense to a Greeley Central team that is just 1-5 and wasn’t able to reach 100 yards of offense last week against Windsor.

The Wizards, ranked No. 5 in the Denver Post Football Poll, will be looking for their sixth-straight win after losing the opener to Wheat Ridge, which is now ranked No. 1.

Follow reporter Kevin Lytle at twitter.com/Kevin_Lytle.

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