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August 30, 2013

Arabians, Indians, renew rivalry


“We have to get better quick if we want to compete,” Tribe coach Randy Albano said. “But we’ve got the athletes that can turn it around if they just continue to work. Our kids will be up for Pendleton.”

Broughton is counting on it.

He has the more experienced squad, especially at quarterback where Jesse Furrow enters his second season as a starter and Anderson’s Gavin Owens is making his second varsity start.

But Broughton learned long ago to take nothing for granted. He’s seen the Indians’ athleticism on film and is nearly as wary of Welch as he would be of Beard.

“When you lose, you go back to practice and work harder,” he said. “They’re somebody we’ve got to contend with whether Beard’s there or not.”

Broughton gave defensive coordinator Tom Huth credit for putting together an outstanding game plan for last week’s shutout, and he believes that side of the ball again will be a key tonight.

On offense, he saw a few too many mistakes, particularly with blocking assignments. But there’s nothing wrong that can’t be fixed.

Albano, meanwhile, is concerned with turnovers. The Indians moved the football consistently against Wayne but often torpedoed their own drives by fumbling away the football.

So ball security will be one of the keys for Anderson.

But exposing the team’s weaknesses is part of why the Indians like their early schedule. Wayne offered an athletic and experienced team that provided a completely different look than the more physical Arabians will tonight.

And Albano believes both opponents will help prepare Anderson for the NCC season ahead.

“I think these two games can do nothing but help us,” he said. “Win or lose, they’re going to show us what it takes to be competitive.”

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