“Last year, Prealow was able to run right through our line, and we have to be able to wrap him up,” Nation said. “It’s not X’s and O’s, it’s blocking and tackling. We have to get off our blocks, meet him at the line of scrimmage and gang-tackle when we do.”
Owasso has put up 96 points on NHS over the last two years, and are a threat to put up big numbers again. The Tigers can’t sell out to stop Prealow, because the Rams have a talented receiving corps led by Cole Neph, who had 105 yards receiving against Sapulpa last week.
It’s a tall order, but it’s one the Tigers are prepared to handle, safety Gavin Nadeau said.
“We just have to limit what they’re doing trying to do and get stops on third downs,” he said. “It’s going to be an intense game and they have a good offense, but we have to play our game and we’ll be able to stop them.”