Tonight, the Varsity Letters heads to Greensburg for the Week 2 Interstate Conference clash between McGuffey and Greensburg Central Catholic. A year ago, the Highlanders beat the Centurions, 27-20, in Week 7.
In order to win this year, McGuffey must continue to dominate defensive the way it did in the opener against Mt. Pleasant. GCC owns a much more potent offense than the Vikings, so it's unlikely McGuffey will only allow five first downs tonight. But allowing anywhere between 14-20 points gives McG a chance to win.
Senior quarterback Matt Czulewicz must manage the game. McGuffey isn't going to throw much unless needed. Czulewicz must help keep turnovers and penalties to a minimum and let the offensive line do the work.
Also, McGuffey's special teams played outstanding in the opener. Field position will be critical.
So will withstanding the first quarter. GCC will be smarting over last year's defeat and looking to extract revenge. Staying close early should help the Highlanders.