Updated Sat, Sep 28, 2013 5:00 pm
The Meigs Marauders travel to Vincent Saturday night to take on the Warren Warriors in a nonconference matchup. The game will be an even battle of powerful offenses. Both teams currently hold records of 2-2, and hope to use Saturday’s game as a boost for tough conference schedules ahead.
Last year, Meigs struggled to put points on the board through the first four weeks. This season, the Marauders offense has almost doubled its average points per game going from just under 15 to 30 points.
The difference can be attributed to quarterback Kalieb Sheets.
Sheets has eased into the leadership role this year, throwing for 462 yards and six touchdowns through four contests. The quarterback also has no fear taking a break from the air and showcasing his rushing abilities. The Warrior defense will have to prepare for the one-two punch that the Marauder offense provides.
Warren also keeps its offense balanced. This season the Warriors are averaging 117 passing yards and 137 rushing yards per game. Senior quarterback Austin Klinstworth has commanded the field with 636 passing yards and six touchdowns on the year. Klinstworth, like Sheets, capitalizes not only through the air, but also on the ground. With 57 carries for 225 yards this season, the dual threat Warriors quarterback accounts for a lot of Warren’s offense.
Warren comes off a comeback win over Parkersburg South a week ago, in which they scored 41 points in the second half. The Meigs defense will need to find a way to limit Klinstworth’s effectiveness to come away with a road win.
Meigs will try to bounce back from a loss to a competitive Trimble team in week 4.
The Warriors will try to keep building on the momentum gained from last week’s comeback and distance themselves from their big week 3 loss against Athens.
On Saturday, the Meigs Marauders and the Warren Warriors create a matchup of similar teams with very comparable quarterbacks. The defense that makes more plays has the best chance to walk away with the win.