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By Kerry Barboza-Sports Editor

Hounds host Billies in crucial 27-4A matchup

Boerne's defense will have to play well in order for the team to be successful Friday. The Greyhound "D" has to figure out a way to keep talented running back Stanley Zwinggi in check.

Zwinggi is one of the top backs in the area and has rushed for 1,641 yards and 17 touchdowns through eight games. He averages over 200 yards a game and 8.7 yards per carry.

"I don't think there's any question he's the best (back) we'll see this year," Bludau said. "He's a lot bigger now than he was last year and he's got tremendous speed. He gets a lot of yards after contact which is a mark of a good back."

Boerne's defense has proven itself stingy to ball carriers this year, giving up only 95.9 ground yards per game so something will have to give Friday.

Defensively, Bludau said the Hounds will stick with what has worked for them all year, but admits Zwinggi will test them."

"Our game plan is to try and contain somebody like that, you don't stop somebody like that, you just try and limit the big play with him," the coach said. "We won't change our defense for him, but we'll know where he is at all times."

"We've got to get after it," he said. "We've got to play good old hard football and may the best team win."