Resurrection Christian got itself back on the right track last week with a win against Yuma. The Cougars had lost two straight games as they adjusted their offense with some key players injured.
Against Yuma, everything clicked. The passing game was humming, as Luke Mondt was able to find many different receivers and Dan McCreery carried the ground game.
The focus now is on taking a run at the top of 1A North Central Conference. On Saturday, the Cougars travel to Holyoke, which is tied for first in the conference with Wiggins.
Holyoke started the season 0-2, losing to teams from Nebraska and Kansas. But the Dragons opened conference play with wins over Highland and Cornerstone Christian Academy by a combined score of 95-0.
RCS is 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.
RCS defense vs. Holyoke rushing attack: Holyoke is averaging 255 rushing yards per game and have only attempted 39 passes. If the Cougars shut down, or at least slow down, the rushing attack, they will have a good chance to win.
The key man to stop is Brett Cumming, who has 458 yards and is averaging 8.48 yards per rush. His brother, Bradley, has 315 yards.
Dan McCreery: The RCS running back has become the featured runner after Taylor Dewald went down with a knee injury in the second game of the season. Coach Rich Yonker likes to have a solid running game to complement the pass.
That happened last week as McCreery went for more than 100 yards rushing. His production forced Yuma to put extra players in the box, opening up gaps for Mondt to exploit with the pass. If McCreery can be a dominant force again, it will go a long way toward helping RCS.
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