BROKEN BOW, Neb.-- It's a big Southwest Conference game between schools of roughly the same size.
The Broken Bow Indians are currently 1-1 and looking stay over five hundred.
Last year, Broken Bow won 14-0 in rainy, sloppy conditions.
All week, they've been studying and scouting the Ogallala quarterback and placing their focusing on improving their secondary and defensive line while emphasizing late play discipline such as staying with their man downfield and containing the quarterback.
"They're a little bit more wide open now. You can expect to see a little bit more passing. They've got a good quarterback, this is his second year in the system. He's pretty mobile, he likes to throw so it's some interesting challenges. Where he does like to throw and a lot of times its going to be a late throw and deep down the field, you know staying in coverage. Our defensive line has to do a good job of getting pressure on them," says Mike Garner Broken Bow Head Coach.
For Ogallala, of course they said they would love to have last years game back after their sloppy play in rainy conditions ended in a shutout. This year they will be traveling to Broken Bow again with redemption on their minds.
All week they have been emphasizing physical play up front to be able to shut down the Indians inside zone plays.
"It might be the best quarterback we'll see all season. Really good offensive line play. They play a little bit different of a defense front than what we have seen to this point. Very athletic so they definitely pose an issue for us. We feel every week we play a team one step higher than the week we played before and this is definitely true this week. We kind of enjoy playing on the road but it's a long trip for us into the central time zone. So, it's just something that we have to be mental strong to play in," says Brent Bauer, Ogallala Head Coach.