PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION BLOG
CLASS 2A SEMISTATE
No. 1 MATER DEI (13-0) at No. 6 MONROVIA (11-2), 2:30 p.m. CST Saturday
And then there was one…Mater Dei is the lone SIAC team still standing. Making their fourth Class 2A semistate appearance in the past five years, the Wildcats must try to contain Monrovia’s vaunted rushing attack if they want to have a chance to advance to Lucas Oil for the first time since 2011. Boasting three 1,000-plus rushers, the Bulldogs are 250 yards away from tying the single-season state record for rushing yards. Mater Dei has two 1,000-yard rushers of its own in Julian Weidner and Drayke Richardt. The teams last met in a regional in 1989, with Mater Dei coming away with the win. Monrovia runs a Wing-T offense like Southridge, but is a far superior team to the Raiders. Mater Dei hopes its more diversified attack with make the difference in the end. It should be a nail-biter.
Prediction: Mater Dei 28, Monrovia 24.
Last week: 2-0.
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