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September 19, 2013

Elwood preps for key CIC clash

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A dual-threat with his arm and his legs, Singer has thrown for 176 yards (on just four completions) and run for 388 yards this year.

"He is a man," Wells said. "He is a beast. He is an athlete. Any superlative adjective you want to come up with for a football player, that's got No. 10 written all over it."

Elwood will need to be disciplined in its own defensive scheme and not allow Singer to take advantage of the seams.

"He's definitely the straw that stirs that drink, and everything revolves around him," Wells said. "As the quarterback, he'll have the ball in his hands on every play. We've got to get the ball out of his hands. And that is easier said than done. I think we have a great plan. We just have to execute that plan."

Wells expected the CIC to be a "four-horse pony show" entering the season. He saw his team competing with Eastbrook, Mississinewa and Oak Hill for the league title. Alexandria's upset of Mississinewa last week might also throw the Tigers (3-1, 1-1) into the mix.

Oak Hill visits Alexandria on homecoming tonight.

"Alexandria has definitely closed the gap a lot," Wells said. "It didn't surprise me they beat Mississinewa. (Coach) Pete (Gast) has done a great job since he's been there."

The large number of teams involved in the race only reinforces the idea the conference championship will not be determined tonight.

As big as tonight's game is, win or lose, bigger days for both teams lie ahead.

"We're trying to keep our feet on the ground," Wells said, "and our head out of the sky."

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