The Harlem Huskies (1-0) will travel to Hononegah tomorrow night coming off a 12-6 victory over Auburn in NIC-10 conference play. The Huskies scored 3 safeties on special teams mistakes by Auburn and scrapped for a close early-season win. They prepare for the Hononegah Indians (1-0) who cruised to victory over the J-Hawks in week 1.
The Indians were able to limit Jefferson to less than 60 total yards while scoring 55 points in the 55-8 dominant NIC-10 conference opener.
This week 2 matchup could have a major effect on the NIC-10 standings this season. Kickoff is set for 7:15 pm Friday September 1st.
Hononegah is looking to get back to the top of NIC-10 after falling to 4th in the standings last season. The offense in the opener was great at all levels of the field. They controlled the lines of scrimmage with the Jefferson defense rarely touching senior QB Cole Warren.
Harlem is looking to improve their offensive production as they struggled to get anything going on against the Knights, putting up 6 points on offense in the 12-6 win over Auburn on the road at Wyeth stadium.
Hononegah is loaded with high-level talent starting with senior QB Cole Warren. Warren has been on the recruiting circuit and QB camps all summer and he help guide his offense to an easy victory in the season opener. He went 8-10 for 153 yards and a couple of TDs.
Isaiah Houi is one of the top two-way players in the NIC-10. Houi verbally committed to Northern Iowa over the summer. The slotback/WR/DB is a force on offense, defense, and the return game.
Harlem brings an athletic group of defenders into the game against Hononegah.
Senior linebacker Tim Wessels stands at 6’3” and weighs 225 pounds. He will fly to the ball and make game-changing plays when he arrives. His size can cause some balls to float a bit too much and if they do Harlem has a couple of DBs ready to snatch them up.
Senior corner/safety Le’terrious Mackey has a knack for the ball as he was able to get his hands on a couple of passes last week.
Austin Speck will patrol the secondary just laying in the weeds for those high-thrown footballs ready to house an interception whenever he can.
Harlem has dropped 4 of the last 5 to Hononegah. The only win coming in the spring COVID season. All 5 games of those games have been 1 score contests.
Bob Moynihan and the Huskies look to turn the tide back in their favor and its stars on the road against an Hononegah team looking to remain undefeated in the 2023 campaign.
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