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October 11, 2013

Week 8 football previews

Key MIC contest tops Week 8 schedule.

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Maconaquah is shooting for its first five-game winning streak since 1991.

Awaiting the Braves in Walton is the always-tough Kings. Cass has beaten Mac 14 straight times. Longtime Cass coach Scott Mannering is 23-5 against Mac — 23-3 since losing his first two games in the series.

“We haven’t beaten Cass since 1998, and we’ve reminded our guys of that several times,” Hartman said.

Maconaquah junior running back Cody Hicks needs 106 yards tonight to break the single-season rushing mark of 1,336, set by Luther McDonald in 1994. With his three touchdowns last week, Hicks became the program’s all-time rushing TD leader with 29. He needs 13 points to become the program’s all-time leading scorer, and needs 221 more yards to become the program’s all-time leading rusher. Hicks has run for over 200 yards in three separate games this season.

Cass has won three in a row since a 1-3 start, averaging nearly 52 points per game in wins over Peru, Eastern and Taylor.

KOKOMO (3-4, 2-2 NCC) AT MARION (1-6, 0-4 NCC)

Kokomo opened the season 0-3, but has followed with a 3-1 stretch, and can climb all the way back to .500 with a win tonight against Marion.

Kokomo beat Logansport 14-7 last week. Marion suffered a 61-13 loss to Anderson.

Marion is last in the North Central Conference. The Giants are allowing 41.3 points per game and scoring just 15.7

The Kokomo-Marion series once was close (40-36-6 in favor of the Kats) — but that was before Brett Colby took over Kokomo’s program. The Kats are a perfect 6-0 vs. the Giants in the Colby era.

EASTERN (1-6, 0-5 MIC) AT TAYLOR (0-7, 0-5 MIC)

The Comets visit the Titans tonight for a clash of struggling teams.

Eastern has dropped five in a row and is 2-15 over the last two seasons. Taylor is enduring its second straight winlesss season and is mired in a 23-game losing streak.

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