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Ground Attack: Heubner, Weese lead C-SE into Hornet Nest (NEW AUDIO)

C/SE will take their potent ground attack to Mt. Sterling to renew a rivalry with the Hornets on Friday. C/SE will take their potent ground attack to Mt. Sterling to renew a rivalry with the Hornets on Friday.


CAMP POINT, Ill. (WGEM) -- If you thought the Central/Southeastern offense would miss a beat with the graduation of its three headed monster - Garrett Kestner, Nathan Knuffman, and Austin Dormire, think again.

The Panthers have done just the opposite through the first three weeks of the season.

The senior tandem of Dalton Heubner and Douglas Weese have picked up where the previous running backs left off.

Heubner has rushed for nearly 600 yards so far and Weese is approaching 300 yards on the ground.

The dynamic duo has helped lead the Panthers to a (3-0) start and continued the tradition of C/SE's high-powered rushing attack.

"One thing that probably sets Dalton apart from a lot of backs that we've had here is his vision," said C/SE head coach Brad Dixon.

"He might not be as fast as some of the backs that we've had, but he makes up for it with his vision."

"With Douglas, no one works harder than Douglas out here every day," Dixon added.

"He sets a great example, and it doesn't matter if he is running the football or blocking, he is going to give you 100 percent."

The Panthers have cruised pass their first three opponents outscoring them (107-6).

Now the stage is set for Friday's rivalry re-visited as Brad Dixon's squad heads about 15 miles east to Mount Sterling for a match-up with Brown County for the first time in ten years.

Despite the Hornets (1-2) start, Dixon's team is wasting little time looking at their record and knows it'll be a stiff test for the newest member of the WIVC North.

"This means a lot to our team," expressed Dalton Heubner.

"This is a rivalry and we haven't played them in a really long time, and there's a lot riding on this game.  We just want to come out and give them everything we got."

"You this game is here and probably for (Brown County) it's probably a huge game because they don't want to be sitting at (1-3), so on top of the rivalry they want to get back to .500," added Brad Dixon.

"We've talked to our kids about that already. Brown County wants to get back in this North race, so it's going to be a big game."

Friday marks the beginning of Central/Southeastern's three game stretch against the perennial powers in the WIVC North.

Along with the Panthers trip to Brown County, they'll head to Jacksonville Routt in week five followed by a home game with 3rd ranked Triopia the following Friday night.

Despite the perfect start, no movement for the Panthers in this week's Associated Press poll.

C-S-E remains 10th in Class 2A for the fourth consecutive week.

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