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November 27, 2012

FOOTBALL: Muenster gears up for playoff showdown with Albany

MUENSTER — Muenster is taking lessons from Munday.

The No. 1 state-ranked Moguls have helped shaped the season for Muenster and now the Hornets are hoping for a little help from their District 8-1A Division II foe.

Muenster and Region II-1A Division II regional playoff opponent Albany have more than just a date at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Springtown in common. Both have also fallen at the hands of Munday.

“There is a lot to take from (the Albany and Munday game),” Muenster coach Brady Carney said. “We don’t have the same speed that Munday has but we do a lot of things similar. We run primarily out of the shotgun with a tight end and so does Munday. So there is a lot of things that will help.”

Muenster (9-3) has been on a roll since its 45-10 loss to Munday on Oct. 26, rattling off four consecutive wins while outscoring opponents 189-24.

The loss against Munday served as a bit of a wake up call for the Hornets -- one that past Muenster teams might have lacked in the past.

“We are playing better football and not turning the ball over nearly as much,” Carney said. “Another thing is facing a team like Munday, our kids took something from that night. I think it showed that we have to play faster and more physical if we wanted to compete with the best teams in the state.”

The Hornets have switched quarterback Hunter Klement to the primary signal-caller of the offense and now use Mason Binder as a tight end, running back and part-time quarterback to take advantage of his athleticism to add another detention to their offense.

The personnel change at quarterback mixed with the emergence of running back Steven Flusche as well as the continued consistency of Trevor Hess has helped the Hornets roll to blowout wins in each of their two playoff games.

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