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August 23, 2013

Mireles, Panthers chase historic mark

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Improvement on the defensive side of the ball was the key to last year’s conference title, according to Wells. And the team’s defensive play likely will determine how long it lasts in the postseason this season.

The schedule is traditionally difficult, and 2013 will be no exception. Elwood opens tonight on the road against Class 2A No. 5 Indianapolis Scecina and hosts fourth-ranked Tipton next week.

Tonight’s opener was supposed to be played at the University of Indianapolis, but the school had a schedule conflict. So it will be played at Indianapolis Howe.

Wells will find out a lot about his football team in the first two weeks, and that’s just the way he wants it.

“The reason we have it that way,” he said of the opening gauntlet, “is that we’ve always tried to play the best competition we could.”

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