BEATRICE – The Orangeman are looking to build off of their first two weeks of the season by grabbing their first win of the 2018 campaign, but they do have history on their side Friday night.
Beatrice hosts undefeated Ralston, but has defeated the Rams in each of the last four meetings. Coming off of a 7-17 defeat to Plattsmouth last week, first year head coach Todd Ekart looks to get the offense clicking.
“I thought we did a really good job on defense. We had a couple of drives where we stopped them inside the 20. We did have some good plays on offense but we weren’t consistent…”
With four new starting lineman, who came into the season without varsity experience, Ekart says things have been simplified this week.
“We know what we’re doing now we just got to keep our pad level low and get guys out of there. We’ve started to simplify stuff just to make sure we’re confident in what were doing.”
The Rams enter the contest at 2-0 and Ekart says they will pose some challenges the Orangeman didn’t see in the first two weeks of the season.
“They’re extremely big up front. They’ve got a couple of 300-puonders. They have a very talented wide receiver that they’ll line up in the backfield. They play a very attacking style of defense…”
The game will be broadcast live on News Channel Nebraska starting at 6:40 PM. The contest will also be streamed online at NCNsportsNow.com.