Corsica/Stickney heads to Wall for Class 9A semifinalIf Corsica/Stickney is going to advance to the Class 9A football state championship game, the Jaguars are going to have to try and contain the top running back in the state.
By: Justin Rust, The Daily Republic
If Corsica/Stickney is going to advance to the Class 9A football state championship game, the Jaguars are going to have to try and contain the top running back in the state.
Wall’s Chavis Shull has rushed for 1,913 yards and 21 touchdowns on 206 carries. Tyler Trask has added 753 yards and seven touchdowns on 99 carries for Wall.
“I think we have to tackle really well,” Corsica/Stickney coach Jason Broughton said. “They have two really good backs, they are fast and we are going to have to contain them.”
Broughton added that Wall has a power running game, so the team’s ends will have to contain Shull and Trask.
“It’s important for our ends to have a good game and keep them contained so our linebackers can make the tackles,” he said.
Corsica/Stickney is 8-2 going into the semifinal matchup. In the first round, the Jaguars beat Mount Vernon 50-12. In the second round, Corsica/Stickney defeated Warner 34-20.
Corsica/Stickney’s two losses in the regular season were to Kimball/White Lake 30-14, and to Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 40-0.
The Jaguars averaged 33.6 points per game in the regular season, and Broughton said he thinks he can call the same offense.
“I think we can run the stuff we have run all year,” he said. “I would expect us to have some success offensively, and it all depends on our offensive line. If we can sustain our blocks, we can have success on offense.”
Even though Corsica/Stickney is one game away from making the state championship game, Broughton said the team is not getting too excited yet.
“Our guys have been pretty even keeled,” he said. “We know the task in front of us, and we are up for the challenge.”