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Woodstock vs. Osborne: Will the Wolverines turn the tide on the Cardinals?

Scouting the Wolverines

The Woodstock Wolverines will begin the Dan Devine era on Friday night in their home opener. The Wolverines will be starting a new signal caller as senior Peyton Lynch will get the nod. Lynch completed 52% of his passes for 89 yards in limited action last season. The Wolverines will look to improve production on both sides of the ball as they averaged just 9.1 points per game last season while allowing 45 points per game. Woodstock will have a great nucleus on the offensive line as Cameron Lavette and Tate Washington will headline the front five. Defensively, tackling machine Drew Burmeister returns along with his team leading 96 total tackles from a season ago.

Scouting the Cardinals

The Osborne Cardinals put teams on notice last season after they won their first five games of the season. The Cardinals increased their offensive output to 29 points per game while allowing 22.1 a year ago. The Cardinals are looking to take the next step by winning a couple of all important region games. The Cardinals return their signal caller Eddie “Deuce” Burr who threw for 1,097 yards and 15-TDs. The Cardinals will be replacing their top receiver and rusher from a year ago. Look for Tyree Cook to be the primary receiving target while Licori Humphrey is the teams leading returning rusher.

The Skinny

We expect Woodstock to be vastly improved and certainly expect this game to be closer than a season ago. A win this week for Woodstock would stop a 22 game skid. For Osborne, a win would put the state on notice that last season was not a fluke. Expect for this game to be more competitive than a year ago. We believe the experience of Burr at quarterback for Osborne is the difference. We like the Cardinals by 8.

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