Herald-Whig

Prep football preview: Maroa-Forsyth at West Hancock

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 12:01 am

Maroa-Forsyth at West Hancock

What: Class 2A quarterfinal game

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Warsaw, Ill.

Radio: WCAZ 990 AM

Records: Maroa-Forsyth -- 10-1 (8-1 Sangamo Conference). West Hancock -- 11-0 (2-0 West Central Conference).

Scouting the Trojans: Teams have struggled to stop the potent Maroa-Forsyth offense, which hasn't scored fewer than 43 points in a game since Week 4. In that stretch, the Trojans are averaging 54.1 points per game, and scored 75 points in a victory over Auburn on Oct. 13. Sophomore quarterback Ian Benner has engineered the high-powered offense by throwing for 1,237 yards with 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions. He spreads the ball around as four receivers have at least three touchdowns. Kameron Boline leads with 332 yards and five scores. Deondre Gregory is the team's leading rusher with 895 yards and 16 touchdowns. Benner has rushed for 766 yards and scored seven times.

Scouting the Titans: West Hancock's Wing-T offense is spearheaded by fullback Bryce Wilson and running back Riley Langford. Both backs have gained more than 1,000 yards on the ground and combined for 36 touchdowns this season. Wilson is the Titans' leading rusher with 1,502 yards. West Hancock is averaging 39.2 points per game this season, and is allowing 13.6 points per game. Defensively, Chase Hartweg leads with 107 tackles and 10 for loss, while James Corvaia has 80 tackles.

--Mat Mikesell