It was the luck of the draw, but when the IHSAA ping-pong ball popped up Southmont’s adversary, they couldn’t have picked a more evenly matched opponent. Southmont travels to meet South Vermillion in Friday night’s 2A Sectional 39 round one game.
The Wildcats (3-6) enter the contest with a similar record, and run an offense similar in style to the Mounties (2-7).
“When we see South Vermillion on film, it looks very similar to our offense,” reports Mounties coach Desson Hannum. “They have some things that they may do a little bit differently, but it is very similar to what we do.”
“They are going to run the option, they are going to run some mid-line, they are going to run some veer. These should be plays we’re very familiar with.”
The similarities continue into the offensive backfield. The Wildcats feature a senior running back –– Hunter Thornton–– who can break big gains any time.