AHSTW Football working to find the best version of themselves

(Avoca) AHSTW will travel to Nodaway Valley this Friday night. The Vikings are 3-3 on the season while the Wolverines are 3-4.

AHSTW coach GG Harris describes Nodaway Valley as an explosive team. “They’ve gone through three coaches in three years, but they are much improved. You can tell their kids have bought in.” Harris adds they are dynamic team and they are improving and says his team will have their hands full.

AHSTW is looking to bounce back from a 47-10 loss to Earlham. The Cardinals have won five straight and appear to be the team to beat in the district. “That is a really experienced, physical, and dominant football team. We did not play to their level and that really showed.”

The Viking’s playoff streak of twelve straight years is in jeopardy this season. They debuted at #29 in the RPI this week and would need to win out and get some help to win the district. Coach Harris was asked what he wants to see this team accomplish down the stretch. “Number one is getting better at being us.” He says they need to find the best version of themselves and that’s how they’ll determine success.

Michael Shiffer had a stout defensive performance last week with 13.5 tackles. He’s the team leader in stops this year with 50.5. Coach Harris indicates some changes in where people play on defense could be on the way this week.

Denver Pauley and Jackson Woltmann continue to divide the duties in the offensive backfield. Pauley leads the team with 509 rushing yards on the year while Woltmann has 359 yards on the ground.