The last few football games have been hard on the Pella line-up, turning the Little Dutch into the walking wounded. Lineman A.J. Arrendall and receiver Andy Vander Broek appear to be done for the season, and quarterback Blaine Forsythe and lineman Ben Caldwell are questionable going into Friday’s game. One positive for Pella is that receiver and defensive back Richie Bales may be returning to the line-up this week off of a hamstring injury.
“The prognosis is looking really good for him. He’s had a great week of rehab and done everything they’ve asked him to do,” said Little Dutch Head Coach Jay McKinstrey. “We’ll see how it goes for him and still have to make that decision Friday night, but it certainly is hopeful that he’ll be able to play.”
Pella hosts the big Marion County showdown on Friday night as rival Knoxville comes to town.