County football notebook: Twin Lakes, WL renew rivalry
October 3, 2012West Lafayette Jr.-Sr. High School
West Lafayette coach Marshall Overley, himself a Twin Lakes graduate, has a true appreciation of those teams’ Hoosier Conference history.
“This is just a natural rivalry,” Overley said.
The teams will meet for the 49th time on Friday, when two solid defenses clash in Monticello.
Twin Lakes has not allowed more than 17 points in regulation in any game and has allowed the fewest points in the conference. West Lafayette allows 13.3 points per game, though three straight opponents have scored at least 18.
The Indians will try to slow down West Side junior Maurice Woodard, whose 229-yard performance against Rensselaer last week was the fifth-best in school history. Woodard has 2,040 career rushing yards, six behind current Butler quarterback Matt Lancaster for fifth place in Red Devils history and less than 400 behind career leader Robert Jacko’s 2,434.
West Lafayette is trying to get more from its passing game, but sophomore receiver Kyle Turner has stepped up, catching 21 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns.
“We’re happy with his yards after the catch,” Overley said. “He’ll make the catch and then get away from people.”