Defense could very well be the stars of the game on Friday night.
Both Carroll and Boone come into the second district game of the season with stout defenses. Although so far the Tigers defense has been just a notch better than Boone.
Last week Carroll put the rest of their district on notice as they stopped the spinning back offense of Webster City to hold onto a 28-13 victory. Abraham Dirkx was a monster last week racking up 13 tackles against Webster City. Both Slade Sibenaller and Jack Troutman added 7.5 tackles each. Luke Woosley added another seven tackles, while Ryan Johnston finished with 5.5 tackles.
That same defensive unit will meet a Boone team that likes to pass the ball.
This year the Toreadors have had quarterback Morgan Smith complete 41 percent of his passes for 770 total yards and four touchdowns.
This season Boon is led by receivers Quali Sporaa who has 14 grabs for 217 yards. Tegan Bock has added 15 catches for 200 yards. The two have two touchdowns combined.
Five different Boone players have caught a touchdown pass this year.
Running room has been Boone’s friend this year. Their leading back, Ryan Ungs has 82 yards rushing. They only have one touchdown on the ground, a 12-yard run by Smith.
The defense has been strong this season as Boone has allowed 18.2 points per game. Carroll’s defense has allowed 23.5 points per game this year.