MT. VERNON —
The Rams have had success this season putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks with nine sacks this season.
“Our (defensive) line has been a bright spot for us,” Shaner said. “I think those guys have done a good job. Coach (Troy) Medvick our new guy on staff is doing a nice job with them, and they are getting out and playing well.”
Pressure might be more challenging for the Rams this week because of how quick the Crusaders' passing game works, and it emphasis on short receiving routes.
“Hopefully our (defensive) line will come to play on Friday, and get after him a little bit,” Shaner said.
The Rams are riding a two-game win streak entering Friday's matchup after victories against Mascoutah and Triad. In both games the Rams controlled the ball and ran it effectively. Last week against the Knights, Mt. Vernon was turnover free.
Shaner said solid perimeter blocking and limiting turnovers remain a focus for the team along with minimizing dead ball penalties like formation violations and false starts.
Friday's game starts at 7 p.m.