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Tritons head to Harper

October 9, 2010
By RYAN O'HERN, Messenger Sports Writer

PALATINE, Ill. - A postseason berth is the driving force behind the Iowa Central football team as it begins a critical three-game stretch in Midwest Football Conference play.

The Tritons (2-3 overall, 1-3 MFC), which lost to eight-ranked Grand Rapids last week, 28-14, will look to even their record on the road today against Harper College.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Triton head coach Kevin Twait will be coaching against one of his former players this afternoon.

Harper (1-4, 0-4) is led by second-year coach Eric Wadstein, a Sioux Rapids native who played for Twait at Buena Vista.

"Eric is tough nosed and he was a tough nosed player," said Twait. "He will have them (Harper) all juiced up. It will be a feather in his cap to beat his old coach."

Twait feels his Tritons are capable of running the table in remaining conference games against Harper, Colllege of DuPage, and North Dakota College of Science, but knows his team must take care of business and not overlook Harper's 0-4 league record. The Hawks were routed by Ellsworth last weekend in Iowa Falls, 49-13.

"It's two teams desperately needing a victory," said Twait. "We are very capable of winning out at 6-3 and playing in the postseason. We are close to being where we need to be. "It is a big game for us to get back on track. We have to find a way to even the ledger at 3-3."

The Tritons are led by the rushing of Darrelyn Dunn. The sophomore running back is averaging 112.6 yards per game and 6.4 yards per carry. Dunn, who racked up 124 yards on 17 carries against Grand Rapids, has eight touchdowns this season. Sophomore quarterback Terrance Johnson has completed 31-of-37 passes on the year.

Contact Ryan O'Hern at (515)?573-2141 or by e-mail at



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