INMAN — The Inman Teutons’ playoff hopes could very well hinge on Friday’s game at Meade.
The Teutons opened district play last week with a 56-6 lambasting of Sublette, while Meade lost to district favorite Sedgwick, 42-7.
A Teuton victory and an expected Sedgwick rout of Sublette would set up a district title game next week on the Cardinals’ home field and both teams would be assured of playing in Week 9.
The Teutons, now 4-2, would have to like their chances if they can execute as they did last week as they piled up 443 yards of offense.
“I was happy with the way we came out ready to play,” Inman coach Lance Sawyer said. “I was worried going in that we would overlook Sublette, but our guys came out hitting from the opening kickoff. Our defense played the best game of the season, holding Sublette to 185 yards. Offensively, I thought our line blocked well and opened up holes for all the backs. Wyatt Meier continues to lead our offensive line. All of our backs ran the ball hard. Our running game continues to improve every game. Matt Ramey, Connor Brown and Michael Bledsoe are consistent every game. But it has helped to get Jaxon Eddy involved in the running game. Nate Shober's return from a knee injury helped us on defense. In his first start as a linebacker he had 13 total tackles.”
Ramey powered his way to 199 yards on just 5 carries as the Teutons jumped out to a 43-0 halftime lead.
Meade is 2-4 on the year, losing its last two games by a combined 89-13. It owns wins over Southwestern Heights (43-14) and Stanton County (48-0).
“Meade will be tough. They will run a single-wing offense,” Sawyer said. “They are extremely physical up front. We will have to match their physicality with our front four and we will have to have the best tackling game of the season. We need to be able to run the ball consistently to keep their offense off the field.”
• DISTRICT STANDINGS •
1. Sedgwick, 1-0 (plus 21)
1. Inman, 1-0 (plus 21)
3. Meade, 0-1 (minus 21)
3. Sublette, 0-1 (minus 21)