The eighth-ranked Hayden football team improved to 3 – 1 on the season following a 42 – 28 victory against Valley Lutheran last Friday night.
The loss was the first for the Flames, who entered the game 3 – 0.
“Overall, we performed well,” Hayden head coach John Estrada told Copper Basin News. “We continue to improve every week. I am very proud of our kids and their hard work.”
Hayden scored 40-plus points for the second consecutive week and is averaging nearly 42 points per game in its three victories this season.
“Our offense is starting to click,” Estrada said. “Every week we’ll throw something new in our offensive scheme.”
The Lobos will need all the points it can muster this Friday, when they host undefeated and fifth-ranked Superior. The seemingly perennial state title contender Panthers have scored 60 or more points in their last three games and are outscoring opponents 218 – 38 in four games this season.
“Superior has dominated for years,” Estrada said about the Panthers. “They are well-coached and have some good athletes.
“We’ll need to play our best on Friday night,” he added. “We’ll need to play Hayden football – no mistakes.”
Friday’s kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.