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Pella Football Focused on Moving Forward this Week

Posted: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

In practice this week, the Pella High football team has tried to quickly forget the Week Three nightmare in Grinnell and move forward toward the impending start of the District 8 schedule. Little Dutch head football coach Jay McKinstrey says it’s not a fancy approach in practice, but simply about getting better.

“Certainly we’re going to have to try and eliminate bad plays on offense. Our defense will play solid – I know they will – they’ll keep getting better and they’ll improve,” said McKinstrey. “We’ve just got to try to be able to hang on to the football and move the ball downfield [and] get some rhythm with that. We’re just going to have to improve.”

Following last week’s 42-0 shutout at the hands of the Tigers, Pella is now 1-2 on the season, but gets the chance to start fresh Friday night with the beginning of the district schedule. On the other sideline, a very familiar foe – Knoxville. The Panthers are 2-1 overall and feeling a bit sore themselves after losing a late-game lead over Winterset.

Friday night’s all-Marion County matchup will be broadcast live on KRLS.