IVC Football: Going to Kankakee in Week 3

Justin Miller
IVC football preview

Coming off a 40-21 win over Limestone, the Illinois Valley Central football team is ready to try and keep the wins rolling when it heads to Kankakee Friday.

“We took what we did well and are trying to get better at those things,” coach Tim Heinz said. “We also took what we didn’t do so well and have tried to improve on that. We’ve had great intensity in practice this week.”

The team started the season when Dunlap came to Taylor Field and beat the Ghosts, 18-13.

Quarterback Sherrarr Tate will again be called upon to sling the ball to wideouts Jacob Magee and Nolan Seiler, as well as scrambling when the pocket breaks down.

“We need continue playing well upfront with our offensive line,” Heinz said. “We also just have to go out and make sure to execute our plays.”

Running backs Tommy Jenkins and Jake Innis will have to blast through a strong group of Kankakee linebackers to churn out yards on the ground.

“They are a base 4-3 team,” Heinz said. “They like to blitz.”

Defensively, linemen Roman Razo, Ryan Beard and Evan Otto will need to create enough pressure to prevent Kankakee from lighting up the Ghosts through the air.

“They are a wing-T offense and run a lot,” Heinz said. “We need to keep tackling well and make sure our gaps are sound.”

If the Ghosts are able to put pressure on Kankakee defensively, as well as controlling the clock on offense, IVC has a chance to get out of Kankakee with the second win of the season.

The team plays at 7 p.m. Friday at Kankakee.