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HBHS faces Isabella in home opener

Published 9:42am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

After coming up on the short end of a 41-13 outing versus Montgomery Academy, the Horseshoe Bend Generals will try to get back to their roots when they face the Mustangs of Isabella High School in Horseshoe Bend’s first home game this year.
Horseshoe Bend (1-2, 0-2 in region) has only faced Isabella once in school history, with that meeting coming in 2012.
The Generals exploded offensively in that contest, winning 61-33.
The matchup appears to pit strength on strength, as both teams have found success moving the ball on the ground this season.
With the emergence of freshman Drew Hill out of the backfield and senior quarterback Major Abernathy under center, the Generals will look to establish their running game early in order to keep the Mustangs off-balance.
So far, the Generals have averaged closed to 200 yards rushing per contest.
If the Generals can establish the run, this could allow receivers Jordan Funderburk and Mathan Colley to make plays downfield.
Defensively, linebacker Jackson Sexton and defensive tackle Tristian Millien will try to help the Generals’ defense get back to its physical nature, as it is tasked with slowing down Isabella’s run-oriented Notre Dame Box offense.
On the hooves of said offense, the Mustangs (3-0, 2-0 in region) have outscored opponents by a combined margin of 101-26.
In two of their games, Isabella allowed six points or less.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Horseshoe Bend High School.

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