Good evening from Logan.
It's week two of high school football in Wisconsin.
A matchup of two 1-and-oh teams here tonight .
Rangers hosting Eau Claire North.
And it's week *one* for most Minnesota schools.
La Crescent travels to Pine Island.
I had the chance to catch up with 1-st year head coach
Brad Groth before they boarded the buses.
We're excited to get going.
The kids have been working hard this week I think
we started out a little slugish in practice but Wednesday's
and Thursday's practices looked really sharp and hopefully
we can carry that over tonight.
Kyle Team's a little banged up, Brad.
Most notably, quarterback Levi Massman who we focused
on in the special.
He's seen time all four seasons.
So you return one of the most veteran guys in our
area but he might be out for a while.
Brad It looks like about a month, we're hoping.
It's a loss but I think we can recover fine from it
because the quarterback we have behind him, Josh DeBoer,
is doing a good job with the offense.
So it gives him a little security blanked that he
has his older brother Austin running the ball for
Kyle Pretty fun combination.
Brad During practice it's neat beacuse you see Austin
talking to him, make your read here.
Make your read here.
Austin's kind of coaching him on the fly beacuse Austin
has a little quarterback experience.
Kyle Pine Island, pretty good team last year.
What's it going to take to slow them down tonight?
Brad They were 9-2 last year.
They have a big kid that's being recruited by the
Dakota schools right now.
Defensively, we want to be able to stop the run.
We want to force teams to pass against us because
we're pretty fast.
Offensively, keep moving the ball, get the kids moving
back and forth and get their defense working and ware
Brad Groth coached at Spring Grove for years .
but this will be his 1-st time on the sidelines with
He said the butterflies were going .
he's been dreaming about this game.