MT. VERNON —
Despite the volume of attempts by opposing quarterbacks over the past two weeks, the Rams defense has been strong with Centralia and Mt. Carmel gaining a total of about 300 yards. The Orphans and Golden Aces quarterbacks completed 44 percent of their attempts over the two games.
With the playoff game on Saturday, the Rams gain an additional preparation day prior to facing Mattoon.
“The fact that we have an extra day this week our Monday and Tuesday were, I guess, slightly different than what they typically are,” Shaner said. “We've got that one extra day so (we) get a little extra time out on the practice field and time to prepare.”
Saturday's game starts at 3 p.m. The victor faces the winner of the Peoria-Washington matchup.