Column: Rebels and Superlarks still have tests ahead

Published 9:39 pm Monday, September 20, 2010

It’s no secret that the Grand Meadow and Southland football teams are having good seasons.

They’re piling up points and shutting down their opponents on defense, while their starters are usually out of the game by the third quarter.

In GM, quarterback Caleb Leichtnam has done whatever he’s wanted to do so far and the Rebel combination of quarterback Sam Noterman and receiver Alan May has been unstoppable.

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While both starts are promising, both of these teams still have to prove they can do it against better competition.

They’ll each have their chance soon enough.

The Rebels have had over 400 yards in offense in all of their games so far sand they have won by over 20 every time. But this week, Southland (3-0 overall), which was ranked No. 6 in the latest Class ‘AA’ poll, will take on No. 9 Lewiston/Altura (3-0 overall) on the road. The Cardinals have won all three of their games by over 30 points.

The Superlarks (3-0 overall), who were ranked No. 3 in the latest nine-man poll, have won their first three games by at least 30 points.

On Friday they’ll take on Mabel/Canton (1-2 overall), which upset Lanesboro in week one, but their bigger tests will come Oct. 1 against Houston (1-2 overall) and Oct. 8 against Spring Grove (3-0 overall), which beat M/C 40-0.

By that time we should know if the Rebels and Superlarks are contenders or pretenders.