"We scrimmaged them in the Cardinal grid a few weeks ago so we know a little bit about them. They're a scrappy bunch of kids that hustle and play hard, but we're preparing for them like we would any other team.
"They know what we're going to run and we know what they're going to run. It's just a matter of who can make the most plays and who makes the least amount of mistakes. Offensively we've got to hold onto the football and just keep moving the chains and defensively we just need to play hard nosed, Sissonville football."
Sissonville will rely on senior fullback Dominic Walker and sophomore tailback Jared Wilkinson to attack the Rebels' defense.
Walker leads the team with 222 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries, while Wilkinson had added 195 yards on 28 carries, with a pair of scores.
"They not only run hard for us, but they block hard for each other as well," Smolder said. "They work well back there together. Anytime the ball is snapped, they go as hard as they can whether they're running or blocking."
Tolsia, which has dropped a 28-0 decision to defending Class AA champion Wayne in the season's opening week, and a 20-19 decision to Mingo Central, has struggled to find offensively consistency this season.
Sophomore quarterback Blake Rose has completed just 4-of-18 passes for 51 yards, while the Rebels' leading rusher is sophomore Jennings Holland with 117 yards on 22 carries.
Despite the less than impressive statistics, Smolder believes there will be no letdown by the Indians.
"They've also played two tough opponents. They got beat by Wayne and Mingo Central, which are two pretty good teams," Smolder said. "Their skill players are athletic and their defense flies to the ball and is really scrappy.
"We're preparing for them like we would any other team on our schedule."