Lions ready for Rensselaer Central

BREMEN — As head coach of the Bremen Lions, Bob Holmes is tasked each week with breaking down game tape to find weaknesses in the Lions’ opponents.
The problem is, he’s having trouble finding any in this week’s regional foe, Renssealer Central.
“First and foremost, I don’t think they have any weaknesses,” said Holmes. “That’s not something you can usually say about a football team — you can usually find something that you want to exploit, and we just can’t find a whole lot of cracks in Rensselaer’s game. They’re fundamentally sound, and they play some great team football.”
Bremen and the Bombers closed out the regular season ranked 12th and fifth, respectively, in the final Class 2A AP poll. The Lions enter the contest at 9-3, while Rensselaer is a game better at 10-2. With just eight teams left in the 2A tournament field, the two teams will be vying for a bid to next week’s semistate versus the winner of Friday’s other northern Indiana match-up between Tipton and Oak Hill.

See Thursday's edition of the Pilot News for more on the game.