Tritons host Coffeyville

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla
BJ Phillips of Iowa Central scores a touchdown against Dodge City on Saturday inside Dodger Stadium

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla BJ Phillips of Iowa Central scores a touchdown against Dodge City on Saturday inside Dodger Stadium

Kevin Twait knew his Iowa Central football team needed a break mentally and physically and coming off of their bye.

Now, the Tritons are hoping to break into the win column.

The Tritons will face Coffeyville (1-6 overall) on Saturday inside Dodger Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

The Tritons (0-7) lost to Fort Scott 26-17 in overtime two weeks ago in Kansas. Now, they’ve had a week to rest and recuperate.

“Obviously it would have been a better week if we would have won at Fort Scott,” Twait said. “But we had a stretch to get healthier and find that bounce in our step.”

The Red Ravens have lost four striaght, but three of their six losses overall are by less than a touchdown. Last week, Coffeyville lost to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 34-30.

The Red Ravens had two players rush for over 100 yards each, and quarterback Mo Hasan threw for 115 yards.

Aloyous Jackson had 19 carries for 109 yards, and Justin Henderon had 20 carries for 108 yards and two scores.

“They beat Butler, and they’ve had their heartbroken three or four times,” Twait said. “They’re explosive on offense and it will be a chore for us defensively.”

B.J. Phillips leads the Tritons through the air and on the ground. Phillips has thrown for 609 yards and four scores. Phillips has also rushed for 320 yards and three touchdowns.

“We have to play our tails off,” Twait said. “We have to be able to give ourselves a chance to win this thing. It’s a tall chore, because they played a good Oklahoma team with lots of weapons.”

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