By COLLIN BROOKS
Hopefully Daniel Boone used their off week to get well rested as they will wrestle their toughest opponent yet when they welcome Elizabethton to Ken Green Field on Friday night.
That battle to keep an eye on will be up front as the Cyclones (1-1) have plenty of talented defensive lineman, led by junior Cameron Coleman and senior Johnny Ray Woodby.
“We just have to have a stalemate up front and make sure that we put a hat on a hat,” Daniel Boone coach Jeremy Jenkins said. “I don’t think we are going to move them a whole lot, we just have to hope to maintain them and do some stuff with our skill people.”
Jenkins said that it is one of the biggest teams that the Blazers have faced in his 12 years and is probably the best team they have seen in the last two years.
“We know we have our work cut out for us, but we have had a good preparation week and a good off week last week to help us heal up a bit,” Jenkins said. “We expect it to be a marquee match-up.
“I think the off-week is important, especially when we are about to face a team as physical as they are.”
The quarterback spot for the Cyclones will be manned by sophomore Carter Everett. Conner Johnson will be one of the top receivers for Elizabethon, along with sophomore Corey Russell. Alex Norwood is another weapon the Cyclones have, on the defensive line and as a tight end with his 6-foot-5, 220-pound frame.
The Cyclones will hand the ball off to Jacob Turner, who rushed for 151 yards during Elizabethton’s 47-0 win at Johnson County last week.
Everett tossed for 205 yards during that win as the Cyclones offense racked up over 500 yards of total offense.
While that win was impressive, the best measuring stick for the Cyclones loss might have been their 28-21 double overtime loss to Science Hill.