A look at Saturday's Class 2A playoff football game between Fieldcrest and Orion

Fieldcrest has its hands full on Saturday when the Knights make the trip to Orion for a Class 2A first-round playoff football game. The Chargers have been ranked No. 2 in 2A most of the season and is considered a title contender and is now No. 3 thanks to defending champ Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley getting bumped up to 2A.
    Orion will enter the contest with a 9-0 record and champions of the Three Rivers Conference (Rock Division). The Chargers have five wins over playoff teams. Fieldcrest is 5-4.
    A break for Fieldcrest, if you can call it that, is that two-way star  Logan Lee will not be dressing for Orion. Lee has committed to play college ball at the University of Iowa.
    Still, the Chargers possess weapons in quarterback Dawson Schulenberg, who has thrown for 27 touchdowns, and running back Seth West, who is a 1,000-yard rusher.
    As for the defense, Orion has pitched shutouts the past two weeks and has allowed more than one score three times.
    Fieldcrest can throw the ball, as well. Tyler McKay has connected on 104 of 181 passes for 1,404 yards and 15 touchdowns. Four Knights have at least 15 receptions.
    Jaxon Cusac-McKay leads the group with 27 catches and is second with 350 yards and 4 touchdowns. Derek May has 26 catches for 363 yards and 6 TDs. Mike Morse has caught 22 throws for 347 yards and 2 touchdowns. Keegan Robbins has 15 catches for 169 yards and 2 scores.
    Morse has stepped in as a key running back with Micah Hurd injured. Morse has 469 yards on the season with all but 30 coming in the last five games. He has 8 rushing touchdowns. Tyler McKay is next with 379 yards and a TD.
    Kenton Castrejon is also a threat out of the backfield with 146 receiving yards a touchdown on seven catches and 211 rushing yards 3 touchdowns.
    Fieldcrest will need to keep the Orion offense in check, and it might be the Knights’ offense that would be the best defense. The longer the Knights keep the ball out of Orion’s hands, the better.