Originally Published: September 14, 2018 noon
GAMEDAY PREVIEW — WEEK 5
Who: Prescott Badgers at Flagstaff Eagles
When: Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: NAU Walkup Skydome, Flagstaff
Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Brian M. Bergner Jr. on Twitter at @NewsSportsNotes for updates on Friday night’s game.
Coaches: Prescott — Cody Collett (5th Year); Flagstaff — Bob Castillo (3rd Year)
Records: Prescott (2-1, 0-0 Grand Canyon); Flagstaff (1-2, 0-0 Grand Canyon)
Last Week: Prescott — Led by quarterback Austin Clark’s school record seven-rushing touchdowns in a 59-7 win over Deer Valley a week ago, Prescott will look to finally defeat the rival Eagles in the NAU Walkup Skydome, a house of horrors for the Badgers in the past few seasons; Flagstaff — The Eagles struggled to score against Tempe in an 18-10 loss a week ago at the Walkup Skydome and now must figure out a plan defensively to stop Prescott’s multi-faceted quarterback Austin Clark. Flagstaff’s only win on the season came in a 28-7 road victory over Dysart in Week 2.
Last Meeting: Prescott 22, Deer Valley 12 (Oct. 20, 2017, in Prescott, Ariz.)
The Setting: The NAU Walkup Skydome has given Prescott trouble in past seasons, so look for head coach Cody Collett to get his squad fired up and focused heading into Flagstaff on the task at hand: starting 1-0 in region play. The Badgers will need to step up defensively to stop a Flagstaff’s run attack, so watch for the Badgers to go defensively how defensive end Aaron Greene goes.
Players to Watch: Prescott — QB Austin Clark, Sr.; RB Silas Espitia, Jr.; SS Colton Amos, Sr.; DE/TE Aaron Greene, Jr.; Flagstaff — QB Henry Tagle, Sr.; RB Luis Jaramillo, Soph.; KR Kaden Doucette, Sr.;
Weather Forecast: DOME; Outside … 70 degrees at kickoff, 7 mph SW, Sunset at 6:35 p.m.