The Marceline Tigers take on Knox County this week to open the season on the road.

The Marceline Tigers open the 2012 football season with a long trip to Edina, and a non-conference battle with the Knox County Eagles of the Tri-Rivers Conference.  Early reports indicate that the Eagles looked good at their Jamboree, and should be a challenge for the Tigers in week one.
“They run a Pistol set on offense,” said Head Coach Paul Thomas.  “Defensively, they will operate out of a 5-2.”
With this being the first game that counts, the Black Rage football team is up for the challenge of a new season.  “We are doing well, and the team is excited to play a real game,” said Coach Thomas.  “We don't have any injuries, and I am looking for everyone to step up this week.”
Coach Thomas continued:  “We absolutely need a real game to see just where this team is at.”
The Eagles are in their second season under Head Coach Alex VanDelft, and went 6-5 last season, ending their season in the Regional Round against eventual State Runner-up South Shelby.  Knox returns five offensive starters, and six defensive starters from last season.