Ike visits 5A power Del City
Another tough test sits before the Eisenhower football team tonight as it will travel to take on Del City (1-0) at 7 p.m.
After nearly escaping with a victory over Fayetteville (Ark.) High School before losing 45-38, Ike will have its hands full again tonight with the seventh-ranked team in Class 5A.
Del City was led by junior quarterback Terry Wilson who threw for 344 yards and five touchdowns in his team's 44-23 win at home over Putnam City West last week. While there is talent all around the Del City offense, Wilson is what makes that team go and thus will be the primary focus for the Ike defense tonight.
"Terry Wilson is being touted as a first class quarterback throughout the area," Ike head coach Danny Edelman said. "I think their whole offense rests upon him as well as their running back (Kanidre Mclaughlin). They've got a couple of good receivers that they throw the ball to. He's the one that really makes their whole show go. I think they're a little bit better athletically than Fayetteville. It's going to be a task but I think we take care of our business as far as playing like Eagles should, we should come out on top."
The Eagles' 45-38 home loss last week to Fayetteville left many people impressed with the team's performance. But Ike still lost that game and Edelman doesn't want the team satisfied and hopes it continues to make strides tonight.
"I think playing a sound program like Fayetteville right off the bat, our kids and staff kind of see right where we're at and then look at the improvement edge," Edelman said. "It's about where we can improve now and go that direction. We don't want to be complacent. We're proud of how our kids played but we know that there's a lot of room for improvement and that's where we're going. We want to go in that direction so that we can naturally get to that main goal of making it to the playoffs this year."