For our football Game of the Week, we will be in Spalding as Riverside hosts St. Edward in a rematch of the 2015 six-man state championship. Both teams have yet to face much of a challenge in 2016 and this promises to be a classic showdown.
Why is this the Game of the Week? Not only is this a rematch of last year's championship, it's likely to be a preview of this season's state championship game as well. Neither team has faced much of a challenge so far this year, with the smallest margin of victory for St. Edward being a 28-point victory. Riverside hasn't had a game closer than 53 points. Both teams are averaging greater than 50 points per game, so this is likely to be a high-scoring affair, assuming the Beavers can find a way to get past Riverside's defense that hasn't allowed more than 13 points in a single game.
Who is going to be there? Riverside (5-0), St. Edward (5-0)
Players to watch: Riverside - Noah Valasek, Senior, 541 yards passing, 14 passing touchdowns, 494 yards rushing, 14 rushing touchdowns
St. Edward - Brayden Olson, Senior, 896 rushing yards, 18 rushing touchdowns, 1101 all-purpose yards, 21 total touchdowns
Game Day Info: Spalding, NE. Friday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
Sports Editor at Antelope County News/The Orchard News, Logan is from Kearney and has a diverse sports background, including several seasons playing semi-pro football. All columns here are the opinion of the writer only and do not represent the views of the Antelope County News or Pitzer Digital.