Week 5 Football Preview - WAC
Two of the three area teams in the Western Athletic Conference will meet face-to-face this weekend, while the third will look to stay unbeaten this week.
Dodge City (4-0) at Wichita West (2-2)
The Red Demons look to keep their unbeaten record on the road as they travel to Wichita for the second time this season and face West, who has won the last two games in the series, and three of the last five.
Beau Foster paces the Red Demon offense. Foster has passed for 701 yards and is also among the team leaders in rushing. Dodge City has been living on the edge, so to speak, for the past two weeks – winning two games by a combined total of six points.
Garden City (1-3) at Liberal (2-2)
Two teams headed in opposite directions clash in Liberal on Friday, as the Buffaloes, who picked up their first win of the season last week, take on the Redskins, who have dropped their last two games.
Garden City will have to overcome the loss of senior quarterback Carlos Acosta, who will miss this week’s game due to an injury. Zane Burns, who did not play a varsity snap until having to fill in for Acosta at quarterback last week, will get the call this week.
That means the Buffaloes will lean harder on junior halfback Josh Janis, who is averaging more than 100 yards per game. Janis – who did not play football for two seasons to focus on wrestling – has rushed for 447 yards and scored eight touchdowns for GC.
Liberal has lost it’s last two games, including one in overtime, by a total of eight points. Despite that, the Redskins have outscored their opponents this season, 162-64.