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CWL could be good test for A-R

By Staff | Sep 4, 2009

ARMSTRONG – Armstrong-Ringsted looks like the team to beat again this season after rolling over Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka 68-16 in its season opener last week.

“I thought we looked pretty sharp,” said A-R coach Robert Zotz. “Our defense needs to get in a little better shape. It was a fast paced first quarter and a lot of kids don’t leave the field.

“They’re in shape-but not in football shape,” he clarified. “That comes with time.”

Tonight, the Mustangs host Corwin-Wesley-Luverne in front of the home crowd.

The Panthers opened their season with a 24-8 victory over West Bend-Mallard.

“They have a good run-stopping defense with two good defensive ends and a good linebacker,” said Zotz.

CWL lost 54-26 to A-R a year ago, but then went on to a 6-0 record in District 3 and finished 10-2 overall, losing in the semifinal 40-20 to eventual state champion Lenox.

“CWL is solid on defense and offense, so we’ll need to take care of business,” said Zotz.

The Panthers have eight returning starter compared to six for Armstrong.