Two teams that have had a pretty easy time with their first seven opponents get a perfect playoff warm-up in our Striv Game-of-the-Week in Henderson. Class D-1, No. 5 Kenesaw travels to No. 6 Heartland with both schools 7-0 and looking to take a perfect record into first round 8-man playoffs games next Thursday.
Both teams like to run it. The Blue Devils have relied on the backfield tandem of Tyson Burr (912 yards on 116 attempts) and Daniel Duffy (633 yards on 73 attempts). The duo has combined for 33 touchdowns, while quarterback Taylor Pulver is 36-for-59 for 775 yards.
Heartland’s combo of running back Connor Boehr and quarterback Lane Huebert has been equally impressive. Boehr has 804 yards rushing and Huebert has 791, while Huebert has also passed for 653 yards and 15 scores with no interceptions.