New Salem in 9 Man Quarterfinals

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Meanwhile in 9 man, New Salem is coming off a win in round 2 of playoffs and will face St. John this weekend in the Quarterfinals.

TGU could not stop the Holstein offense, with Evan Henke at quarterback. The sophomore has really stepped into his role nicely. With St. John coming to town, coach Steve Kleinjan says he hopes the momentum will continue as they prepare for a physical battle.

(Steve Kleinjan) We certainly hope there’s some carry over from last Saturday’s game. We played very well offensively It’s a little different style of defense with St. John’s. They’re a little bigger, more physical team than TGU. They run an option offense that’s very deceiving and you have to be very disciplined defensively and stay in your gaps. Those are the little things we need to make sure we’re getting ready for, prepared for their size, ready for the speed of their offense, and those types of things.”

(Evan Henke) “Stay confident because I know I can make those throws. I look up to Shane [Forster] and the other captains and all the seniors and they really make it a lot easier for me to make those plays. It’s really helped a lot this year.”

(Shane Forster, Senior TE/ DE) We’ve been working hard all off-season long, coming into this year thinking we’re going to be a pretty good team and we’ve just been busting our butts all year long, all off-season and it’s really paid off.”


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