Friday’s football game between Breckenridge and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton already has a lot going on.
Both are 3-0. Ranked in the Top 10 and have more in common than what most think.
In my column this morning, we delved into the similarities. Thanks to the good folks at the Heart of Lakes Conference, we have some numbers too. Both teams have given up a combined four touchdowns. Breckenridge has surrendered 14 points while D-G-F has given up 13.
The comparisons don’t stop there. Breckenridge’s offense has the edge in total points. It has scored 118 compared to D-G-F’s 65. But its how both teams are doing that’s interesting. Breckenridge has rushed for 731 yards while passing for 236. D-G-F is similar as its ran fro 786 yards and passed for 106.
Finally, there’s the guys that have been running the show for both teams. Bennett Mercil and Stephen Erlandson. Mercil leads the confernece with 466 rushing yards. He’s second with five touchdowns. Who’s first? Yep, Erlandson with six. He’s also second in the conference with 425 rushing yards.