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Tremper Preview Capsule

Tremper Preview Capsule


Tremper (2-6, 1-5 SEC) at Racine Horlick (2-6, 1-5 SEC)

When: 7 tonight

Where: Horlick Field (1648 N. Memorial Dr., Racine)

Series note: The Rebels have won the last two games by a combined 127-10. In last season’s 57-7 Week 4 victory at Tremper, Horlick rushed for 452 yards. … Tremper notched a 21-20 win in Week 3 of the 2016 season at Horlick Field, as the Rebels missed a potential game-tying extra point in the fourth quarter and the Trojans passed for 235 yards.

Player to watch: Tremper coach Jared McGranahan pointed to senior receiver Justin Dierckens (6-2, 175 pounds), playing his final high school game. Dierckens is second on the team with 28 catches for 318 yards and has three total TDs.

Key stat: This is a game of contrasting offenses, as the Rebels have attempted just 68 passes for 487 yards and have rushed for 1,381 yards on 325 attempts in their option offense. … Tremper junior quarterback Ryan McGonegle ranks third in the SEC with 1,052 passing yards.

FYI: Both teams are eliminated from postseason contention. For Tremper, it will mark nine straight seasons without a playoff berth going back to 2010. For Horlick, it snaps a streak of four straight playoff appearances.

Mike Johnson



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