On Saturday, the Tiger Cubs of Greencastle will face their toughest opponent this season at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, when they take on West Central Conference foe Cascade.
The Cadets have defeated the Tiger Cubs the last two seasons and are now 6-1 on the season. The only loss that Cascade has came from Tri-West, who is the defending Class 2A state champs. The Cadets were even able to knock off Speedway, who at the beginning of the season was the WCC powerhouse and GHS coach Mike Meyers knows it will be one tough game.
"They are a very good football team and it will be a good challenge for us," he said.
Greencastle is 4-3 on the season and will head into this week's game off the heels of a win over Cloverdale. The Tiger Cubs were able to defeat Cloverdale without their star running back, Chris Pingleton, and it is unconfirmed if he will be back for this week's game. But even though the Tiger Cubs don't have Pingleton, they do have Seth Land. Land stepped up for the Tiger Cubs last week rushing for 68 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns.
The Tiger Cubs also have one extra day to practice since the game is on Saturday.
"We have spread this week out well so far and the extra day has given us some time to iron out some of the wrinkles we have had," Meyer said. "We feel pretty good about ourselves going into this game and everybody's excited about the game."
Playing in a environment like the RCA Dome will be a new experience for many of the members on the team, but not Meyer. He has been in a situation like this before, when he coached a team in the Astrodome in Houston.
The Tiger Cubs did get a chance on Wednesday to practice in the dome so they could get a feel for the environment.
"We took the team up there so they could get a chance to see what it is like to play with all the lights and get used to all the distractions so they know what to expect," Meyer said.
Greencastle will be playing the third of the scheduled four games at the RCA Dome on Saturday and they are scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m.