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Week 7 Preview - New Prague

10/13/2021, 7:30am CDT
By Jon Weisbrod
OWATONNA at NEW PRAGUE

WEEK 7 I TROJAN STADIUM I BIG SOUTHEAST-RED I OCT. 15, 2021

 

  HUSKIES TROJANS
Current record 4-2 overall, 4-2 Big SE Red 4-2 overall, 4-2 Big SE Red
Head coach Jeff Williams, 25th year Jake Norby, 5th season
Last week result W, 41-0 vs. John Marshall L, 45-0 @ Rochester Mayo
Last 3 weeks 3 wins, 0 losses 2 wins, 1 loss
Scoring average 27.5 PPG (season-high 51) 26.2 PPG (season-high 56)
Defense average 21.3 PPG (1 shutout) 22.5 PPG (0 shutouts)
Overall offense 269.6 YDS N/A
Rushing per game 105.6 YDS 200+ YDS
Passing per game 164 YDS N/A
Last 5 matchups 5 wins, 0 losses 0 wins, 5 losses
QRF ranking t-No. 16 t-No. 16
Dist./Conf. titles  18 (2019 latest, Big SE Red) 17 (1990 latest, Missota Conference) 
Prep Bowl history 6 games; 3 titles (2013, 2017, 2018) 3 games; 3 titles (1973, 1974, 1985)
MSHSL enrollment 1,376 (Class 5A, Section 1) 1,250 (Class 5A, Section 2)
School colors Royal Blue and Silver Cardinal and Black
GAMEDAY CENTRAL I Stats, News, Notes & More
NEW PRAGUE I PLAYERS TO WATCH
#20 I Matt Friedges, WR At 6-3, 185, he's the tallest & most-dangerous of team's 2 returning all-district WRs
#1 I Brendan Pieper, RB The senior leads Trojans in rushing as a bruising, 6-1, 200-pound workhorse
#6 I Ehthan Chromy, WR Earned all-district HM in 2020 as a junior at WR & will also start at defensive back
WHAT TO KNOW I THE NEW PRAGUE TROJANS
They like to run New Prague is a ground-heavy team that utilizes tight-splits in a Wing-T scheme
They have good size With 6 players 230 lbs. or heavier, this is the biggest they've been in several years
Their results mirror OHS   The teams share the same QRF ranking & have played the same 6 teams
PRESS PASS I HEADLINES, HIGHLIGHTS & FACTS
ROLLER-COSTER DEFENSE NP has given up 30 or more points in 3 games & also allowed 7 or less in 3 games
TOO MANY BIG PLAYS New Prague lost 45-0 to Mayo in Week 6 in a game it controlled T.O.P. 32:00-16:00
PUNISHING POSTSEASON The Trojans compete in Section 2-5A against No. 1 West & 2 other top 10 teams
FINALLY, A FULL SCHEDULE With at least 3 games still to go, NPHS has already played more games than all of 2020
OWATONNA I INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
PASSING LEADER Jacob Ginskey 41-for-64 (64%)-576 yards-7 TD-3 INT (4 games/3 starts)
RUSHING LEADERS Dylan Maas 105 att-441 yards-5 TD; Grant Achterkirch 8-30; Conner Grems 6-30-1
RECEIVING LEADERS Nick Williams 32 rec-489 yards-4 TD; Ayden Walter 15-193-4; Maas 8-81-2
TACKLING LEADERS Achterkirch 37 (21 solo); Caleb Vereide 29 (23 solo); Drew Kretlow 22 (15 solo)
OTHER LEADERS Cael Dowling 19 tackles-2 FR-2 FF-1 sack; Krewlow 22 tackles-4 sacks

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