Week 6 Barker at Alexander preview
Barker (1-4) at Alexander (2-3)
1 p.m. Saturday
The Trojans have won two straight games and are looking to even up heading into the sectional playoffs.
Alexander is seeded No. 4 right now in Class DD and might have a shot to move up to No. 3 if Avon loses to Letchworth Friday night.
The Class D and DD playoffs start a week before the higher classes and if the season ended today, Alexander would host York in the opening round. If they can move up to No. 3, the Trojans would host Barker. Lyons or Canisteo-Greenwood next week.
Jay Schafer had the big game running the ball in last week's win over Elba/Byron-Bergen and is starting to put together a pretty solid year. He has 64 rushing attempts for 447 yards and four touchdowns.
Mike Woodrow has 180 yards and two TDs and Ryan Piechoki has 150 yards and two scores.
Those three are going to be the key against a physical Barker defense.
Zach Burke has had some struggles in the passing game (17-of-50 for 245 yards with 1 TD and 5 INT), but could look in the direction of Lucas Czechowski or Jordan Leitten this week.
Czechowski has shown a knack for hitting the big kicks this season.
Piechoki leads the defense will 41 tackles and will have to keep his eyes on Greg Brown, who has 418 yards and four touchdowns on 103 carries this season.