LOUISVILLE, Neb. – With the threat of lightening during the Auburn at Louisville high school football game Friday night, school officials announced Friday morning the game had been postponed to Saturday at 11 a.m.
Coverage will still be carried on B103 (103.1 FM, B103.fm and the B103 app), beginning at 10:30.
Brett Gerdes, TJ Roybal, Michael Lombardi, Robert Liles, and Colton and Caden Chapin may not pile on the stats along the offensive line, but for the Auburn football team to find success on the ground, it starts with the guys up front.
The offensive line, weighing a combined 1,303 pounds, has paved the way for the Bulldogs to average 345.8 yards per game rushing in their shotgun option formation. Auburn hasn’t been held to under 200 yards rushing this season and have rushed for over 400 yards twice (Sept. 22: 488 vs. Falls City, Sept. 1: 456 vs. Southern).
Head Coach Tony Janssen says you win or lose games on the line of scrimmage, especially when you are talking about small town high school football.
“Those guys are doing a great job and you ask a lot of those guys. They don’t really come off the field and they’re battling play-in and play-out up there. That speaks back to the commitment these guys had made in the offseason. They’ve gotten themselves ready to be able to do that through their offseason training and their commitment that they’ve had, and now they’re seeing the payoff from it.”
Auburn, 5-1 this season and ranked #10 in the latest News Channel Nebraska Sports football rankings, wants to continue running the ball Friday night against their C1-1 district rivals Louisville.
The Lions will be tasked to try and stop running back Baily Darnell. The 6’1″ 175 junior speedster leads the team in rushing with 868 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has rushed for over 100 yards in four games this season.
#10 Auburn (5-1) at Louisville (2-4)
When: 11 a.m. Saturday
Where: Louisville High School
Radio: 103.1 FM, B103.fm and the B103 app