Class B state championship

Modified: November 29, 2007 at 12:44 am •  Published: November 29, 2007
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Dewar (13-0) vs. Morrison (13-0)

•When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

•Where: Mustang High School

•Story line: Both schools are playing their final eight-man game. Dewar and Morrison will move up to Class A next season and play 11-man football, and both want to leave a mark on Class B.

Key matchup: Morrison's Holba vs. Dewar's Lewis
•Morrison running back Ricky Holba: Holba, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior, has rushed for 1,629 yards and 37 touchdowns this season. His team averages more than 50 points a game, and Dewar's defense has been a bit suspect in the postseason. The Dragons are giving up an average of 32 points a game in the playoffs this year.

•Dewar running back Ronnell Lewis: Lewis, a junior who measures 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, certainly has the size advantage over Holba. Lewis has rushed for 2,238 yards this season, but Morrison's defense hasn't allowed more than 14 points all season.

Advantage: Holba

•A coach's take: "It's going to be a great game. These are two teams that are loaded with tremendous athletes and are well coached. A lot of people think it's going to be a high-scoring game, but I think it's going to be low scoring. I wouldn't predict a 52-45 score. I'm saying it will probably stay in the 20s. My guess is the unsung heroes will be the other kids in the backfield (other than Lewis and Holba). The defenses are going to key in on those guys.”

By Jason Kersey


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