Things will be different for the Marceline Tigers' football team in week two, as it travels to face a much more physical opponent.
After outlasting an undersized Scotland County team last Friday, Marceline heads for Edina to face a Knox County team with both girth and depth.
Knox County gritted out a 14-8 win against Schuyler County last week.
"Offensively, they run what I call a spinner series," Marceline coach Mark Ross said. "They'll have several backs going in different directions at the snap, and they've got a fullback in Logan Miller who'll be running hard. He's also a pretty good linebacker, so we'll have to compete with him.
"They've got a young quarterback in the (Conner) Hayes kid, he's a sophomore. He can get out and run, so he's a threat we have to respect. Robert Mauck, he's a junior, and he's a fine guard and a heck of a middle linebacker. Those three guys are the guys we're looking at that we have to shut down on both sides of the ball."
Ross believes in the age-old adage that a coach learns the most about his team between weeks one and two.
He said that although the Tigers had the luxury of testing out some things in the later stages of last week's game, Friday night will give him a much better idea of what the key strengths of this year's Marceline team really are.
"We're going to continue to keep growing on some of the stuff we did in week one," Ross said. "We'll have to find some way to drive those Knox County guys. They're not going to be easy to move this week."