New Richmond comes into Friday’s game with Wilmington on a three-game winning streak.
Granted, the Lions have defeated three teams with a combined 1-20 record.
To be fair, New Richmond has handled easily Norwood (56-14), Western Brown (35-3) and Batavia (50-7).
“They are a disciplined, well-coached team that plays hard,” WHS coach Scott Killen said of the Lions.
New Richmond is 2-0 in SBAAC American Division play, tied for first with Clinton-Massie. New Richmond travels to Frank Irelan Field next week. To make it a first-place showdown, the Lions must defeat the Hurricane.
Wilmington’s up and down season continued last week with a loss to Goshen, 32-20.
“Five turnovers in the first half really didn’t help our cause,” said Killen. “We cannot turn the ball over … period.”
Wilmington has shown the ability to score points but has not been consistent throughout the season.
Likewise, WHS has a couple of sterling defensive efforts but has not been consistent.
Rory Bell has been the most steady offensive weapon for the Hurricane, both as a place kicker and punter.
The Lions won last year’s game 56-30 and the 2017 contest 41-21.
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