Friday Night High school football action

Mount Pleasant's Jakob Craver (24) and Ian Downey Ian (10) make the tackle.

WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m.

RECORDS: Mount Pleasant 3-7 overall, 1-2 Rocky River 2A/3A Conference; West Stanly 8-1, 2-1

COACHES: Mount Pleasant’s Mike Johns is in his 21st season (133-129); West Stanly’s Brett Morton is in his third season (18-14)

LAST MEETING: The Tigers won, 46-6, in last season’s matchup.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Mount Pleasant: junior quarterback Ryan Tyson, junior running backs Dalton Miller and Brent Reece, junior receivers Sawyer Osborne and Layton Honeycutt, senior defensive back Ian Downey, sophomore linebacker Jakob Craver, junior middle linebacker Levi Kluttz; West Stanly: junior quarterback Jordan Manshack, senior running back Daniel Hansen, sophomore running back/linebacker Gavin Hudson, senior receiver Will Barbee, senior receiver Logan Little, linebacker Hagan Lawhon, defensive lineman Alvin Hutchinson

MATCHUP: Mount Pleasant enters with the idea that a win gets them into the playoffs. West Stanly’s lethal rushing attack will be down at least two of their best rushing threats. The Tigers still will have their hands full, however. If the Tigers are able to maintain their offensive success from a week ago, scoring 30 points for the first time all year, they may be able to find a spot in the state’s battle for a championship trophy.

-Jay Boyd

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