The Rams drew Sergeant Bluff-Luton for their first round playoff game. The Warriors of Sergeant Bluff-Luton finished their season with a 43-29 win over Storm Lake on Friday to finish 9-0 on the year. Glenwood will travel to Sergeant Bluff on Friday and kickoff will be at 7:00 pm.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton is bringing Class 3A’s fourth most powerful offensive to the game on Friday. The Warriors have turned up 3,731 yards on the season. Glenwood however is not too far behind the Warriors in total offense. The Rams are fifth in Class 3A with 3,581 yards. The Warriors have a balanced attack with Daniel Wright passing and Britton Delperdang rushing (both Wright and Delperdang have over 1,300 yards individually on the season). Glenwood however turns up their yards mostly on the ground with Noah Carter and Andrew Blum each rushing for over 900 yards. Offensive battle on Friday? Not so fast! Both the Warriors and the Rams have great defenses. Sergeant Bluff-Luton has allowed 167 points on the season (18.5 points per game allowed) while Glenwood has allowed 110 points (12.2).
Sophomore Daniel Wright runs the show for these undefeated Warriors. The 6’4” sophomore has threw for 1,321 yards on the season with a touchdown to interception ratio of 17/1. Wright’s two favorite wide receivers are 6’2” Senior Ty Boekelman and 6’1” Junior Conner Groves. Both Boekelman and Groves have caught seven touchdowns on the season and each have 454 receiving yards.
6’ Junior Britton Delperdang is second in 3A in rushing yards with 1,371. (Nick Foss of Harlan leads Class 3A in rushing with 1,624 yards. Foss ran for 143 yards on 23 carries against the Rams earlier this season.) Delperdang is averaging eight yards per carry for the Warriors and has scored fifteen touchdowns on the ground this year.
Now let’s jump into the defense of Sergeant Bluff-Luton. The Warriors are great at creating turnovers. 6’1” Junior Sam DeMoss leads the team in interceptions with three and in fumble recoveries with two. DeMoss took two of his interceptions for touchdowns. SB-L have created twenty-three turnovers on the season.
Brody Eaton is a talented athlete for the Warriors. The 5’9”, 220 pound Senior has recorded nine sacks on the season with six of the sacks being solo. Eaton has recorded 30.5 tackles with sixteen of those tackles going for loss.
Senior Colby Klingensmith leads the Warriors in tackles. Klingensmith has recorded forty-two tackles on the year with two solo sacks and eleven tackles for loss.
Finally let’s take a look into the Warriors’ undefeated football record. The Warriors won their district this year by going 7-0 (9-0 overall). Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s combined opponent record is 42-39 on the year (51.8 winning percentage). The Warriors scored 330 points while holding their opponents to 167 which was good enough for a average point differential of 15.14 per contest.
The game Friday will be a good one with both teams having great offensives and defensives. Tune in later this week for both my score prediction along with Nick Stavas’.
Sergeant Bluff-Luton Football Schedule and Scores
9-0 regular season
Win 33-0 over MOC-Floyd Valley
Win 28-7 over Sioux City East
Win 35-28 over Sioux City Bishop Heelan
Win 49-12 over LeMars
Win 35-7 over Spencer
Win 36-7 over Algona
Win 40-7 over Humboldt
Win 31-14 over Spirit Lake
Win 43-29 over Storm Lake