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Back To Work: State ranked Hornets turn focus to showdown at Central

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The Brown County Hornets will put their perfect (4-0) record to the test on Friday with a trip to unbeaten WIVC rival Camp Point Central. The Brown County Hornets will put their perfect (4-0) record to the test on Friday with a trip to unbeaten WIVC rival Camp Point Central.

MT. STERLING, Ill. (WGEM) -- The newest chapter in the rivalry between Brown County and Central feels even bigger this year.
 
For the first time both teams come in undefeated and state ranked.

The early success for both teams is adding even more to what is always a marquee showdown.

"We don't expect anything but that on Friday," Brown County head coach Tom Little told WGEM Sports.

"Our kids are ready for it knowing we've gone through it, and we're looking forward to a great match-up."

"It's going to be a tough game," added senior lineman Clint Lewis.

"They've got a pretty good line and they're really physical overall. It's going to be a good matchup."

The similarities between the two programs goes beyond records and rankings.

The Hornet defense is preparing for a mirror image of the offensive system they already see every day in practice.

"We know that they mimic us a lot in the things they do, and it's going to come down to doing what we do well, trying to execute, and not turning the ball over," Little expressed.

"We've got to come out the very first play and run it down their throats," added senior running back Braxton Phelps.

"We've got to come out strong."

With emotions already riding high following their week four thrilling win over Triopia the Hornets have to regroup in a hurry.

Little says that the message is always about the next game on the schedule, and forgetting what was a tough 2012 loss to the Panthers in Mt. Sterling.

"I think these guys are just really focused in re-establishing ourselves as one of the powers in (Class) 1A football," he said.

"It's been a sense of pride for them and they've come out great this season and we're going to keep trying to build on it and improve each week."

The Hornets and Panthers get underway at 7:00 p.m. in Camp Point. It's also the homecoming game for Camp Point Central.

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