"They're big, they're aggressive and they're well coached," Taylor said of the Timberwolves. "They do what they do and they do it well. You know what's coming, but you just have to stop them."
Spring Valley is led by Colby Webb, who's piled up 639 yards on 72 carries, with nine scores. Dylan Lageman had added 476 yards and five TDs on 74 tries. Quarterback Tyler Brown leads Spring Valley through the air, having connected on 39-of-79 attempts for 702 yards, six TDs and just one pick.
The Timberwolves' offense is led by possibly the best two tackles in the state in juniors Alex Locklear (6-foot-5, 288 pounds) and Trevor Stacy (6-5, 290). Both have garnered plenty of Division I attention.
"We've just got to play," Taylor said. "We've made some adjustments to our defense and we've tweaked the offense just enough to hopefully be ready for that ground game they're going to pound at us.
"This has been one of the best weeks of practice that we've had. The kids know their backs are against the wall and we have a lot of seniors, so we're not leaving anything in the holster, so to speak.
"We're throwing everything at them and the kitchen sink and we'll see what happens.
When we walk of the field at Spring Valley, they'll know that we did everything we could to win the game. Win or lose, this senior class has really been special."
Spring Valley's defense will also be tested against the state's leading passer in Redskins senior Austin Hensley. Hensley has completed 134-217 passes for 2,066 yards, with 25 TDs and seven interceptions. The Redskins also feature one of the best backs and receivers in the state in Zach Pate. Pate has tallied 904 rushing yards and 13 TDs, while pulling in 42 passes for 739 yards and nine more scores.
Caperton Humphrey is also a threat in the backfield with 105 carries for 538 yards and six scores.
The key for Spring Valley, Dingess said, is to keep the Redskins' potent offense off the field.
"We've got a big line and that's what we used last year," he said. "If we can run the ball and hopefully have them make a couple of mistakes, it will help.
"We'd like to jump out on them a little bit and put them in passing only situations, then be able to get some pressure on him (Austin)."
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