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September 20, 2013

Wildkats ready for final game against Trojans

Unbeaten Peru faces big test at Cass; Taylor hosts NW.

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Colby praised his defense for its play last week. Linebacker Fletcher Miller leads the defense with 26 tackles on the season. Defensive back Keyon Washington follows with 21. End Jordan Holloman has 3 tackles for loss.

Muncie Central rocked New Castle 34-6 last week, sending the Trojans to 0-4. They are scoring just 10 points per game.

”They’ve had a tough season,” Colby said. “But we have one win — we’re not taking anything for granted around here, trust me.”

PERU (4-0, 2-0 MIC) AT CASS (1-3, 0-2 MIC)

At 4-0, Peru is putting 12 straight losing seasons in the rear-view mirror. Peru already has topped its win totals from those seasons.

“It’s something our kids haven’t experienced before,” third-year coach Bob Prescott said of the early success. “I think they’ve handled it really well. They’ve done everything that we’ve asked of them.”

The Bengal Tigers went 0-10 and 3-7 in Prescott’s first two seasons, paving the way for the 4-0 breakout. Prescott noted a deep roster is paying dividends.

“We’re starting 22 kids this year,” he said. “As our numbers have grown the last couple years, we felt it was important to find a way to get as many guys on the field as possible. The kids have bought into it. We feel good about things. Obviously, this is a huge test for us [tonight]. We have all the respect in the world for [Cass’] program.”

Peru’s 4-0 start has come against opponents with a combined 1-15 record. The road is considerably tougher the rest of the way, starting with the perennially tough Kings.

“We’re getting ready to go through the top five teams in the standings in our conference from last year so there’s no question it gets tougher,” Prescott said, noting the Kings’ aggressive defense and wing-T offense are big challenges this week.

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