Iowa Central hosts Fort Scott

Kevin Twait hopes for a little magic here today for Homecoming, as Iowa Central welcomes Fort Scott.

Kickoff is set for noon inside Dodger Stadium.

It’s been a tough road for Twait and the Tritons (0-6 overall), as they have had just two home dates so far this season. All but one of Iowa Central’s first six games came against teams with winning records, including two currently ranked in No. 10 Dodge City and 14th-ranked Highland.

“We’ve had a good week of practice,” Twait said. “The kids are ready and excited for a great atmosphere. They have been scratching and clawing in practice to get better.”

Getting something going on offense will be the key for Iowa Central, which is averaging just 14.2 points per game. The Tritons have scored over 20 only three times this year.

Paul Campbell has thrown for just over 600 yards, with Roddick Bryant being his primary target with 22 catches for 265 yards.

On defense, Kendrick Suntken has 35 tackles and Xavier Graham 34 with four sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception from his position along the interior of the line.

“We know we have to play better along the lines,” Twait said. “It all starts there. Hopefully, we can play our best game of the year (today).”

Fort Scott, which earned a 21-10 victory last year over the Tritons, is as balanced as they come on offense. Quarterback Nathan Rourke has thrown for over 1,000 yards this season with five touchdowns and running back Johnnie Hankins has rushed for over 400 yards with three scores.

They are coming off a 27-20 loss at Coffeyville last weekend. Fort Scott’s wins came over Independence (22-20) and Central Methodist JV (70-0).

Iowa Western and Ellsworth were in action on Saturday, as the Reivers downed Dodge City, 34-29, and the Panthers bested Independence, 29-10.