WYNOT - The Blue Devils and the Cardinals each earned District wins last week, and will now face off in Wynot on Friday.
Wynot sits at 2-2 on the season, while Randolph is undefeated at 4-0.
Both team’s strong offenses will make for an interesting game, however vastly different in gameplan.
Randolph won last week over Hartington-Newcastle with a strong running game and physical line paving the way.
Wynot beat Wausa with a high octane offense and fast defense that forced turnovers and created good field position.
It will be a true test in the District.
For the Wynot defense to be successful, it all starts with containing the quarterback. Carter Schnoor has shown an ability to hurt defenses with his feet and his arm. He is matched in the backfield with Noah Scott and Alex Schmit. The trio has created options in the run game that have caused problems for defense.
“They have a very solid backfield with great team speed across the board,” said Wynot head coach Steve Wieseler. “We have to play fundamentally sound on the D-line and tackle well in order to slow down their three backs.”
Wynot has options in the running game as well with quarterback Landon Wieseler and running back Nate Wieseler. That threat is only matched by Landon’s arm, which leads the county in passing yards. His main target may have a familiar last name — Jake Wieseler.
With the Wynot offense back on track with the Wausa win, coach Wieseler says practice is about focusing on themselves.
“We just have to continue fine tuning things that we are doing and continue to improve our basic fundamentals on both sides of the ball. Our blocking has to improve and our tackling has to get better.”
There is quite the familiarity between the Cedar County opponents. Both schools are in the Lewis & Clark Conference and face each other year round in all sports. In football, the teams have been District foes for quite some time.
“We have been playing them for the last six years or so with District play, and have had some very good games over the years.”
The Blue Devils look to defend home field against the undefeated Cardinals, while Randolph looks to play Homecoming spoiler two weeks in a row.