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Redbirds Prepare For Second Straight Postseason

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 11/6/2013

It's been a very successful start to second year head coach Justin Todd's tenure at Loudonville. Accumulating an impressive record of 17-4, while leading the Redbirds to consecutive postseason berths.

Last year the team finished at 8-3 with a first round playoff exit to Wynford, then followed that up with a 9-1 regular season in 2013. But Todd says the team "expected to be here" this season and believes the team's vibe is different this go around.

"We felt accomplished last year by getting back to the playoffs." Todd says. "I feel a little bit different with these kids. They're no longer intimidated by the playoffs. They expect it, they want it, they're pretty hungry."

The squad's appetite for a playoff win this season will take them to West Salem on Saturday night for a 7:00 p.m. kick with 9-1 Northwestern. A physical team that reminds Todd a lot of his own.

"Philosophy-wise, I think they're a mirror image to us." Todd says of the Huskies.

Like the Redbirds, Northwestern showcases a run-heavy offense and plays hard-nosed defense. Each team averages around 40 ppg on offense, while allowing under 13 ppg on defense. So Todd says whoever can establish their strengths the best on Saturday will likely leave the field with a victory.

"We're not gonna make any bones about it." Todd says. "We want to run the football, they want to run the football, so the game's gonna be won in the trenches."

The Huskies enter the game riding a 7-game winning streak, coming off a pair of shutouts over Rittman and Norwayne. Loudonville comes in following a 52-16 win at Shelby last week after River Valley ended their 8-game win streak to open the season.

   
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