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October 8, 2013

Indians resurgence linked to O-line prowess

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OSKALOOSA —

“We came in uncertain of who was going to play which position on the line,” Tuttle said. “Obviously, we were put in the spots that suited us to the best of our abilities. Our specific attitude was hunger, after the result of last season. We knew it was our time to shine.”
Besides opening holes for Landgrebe, VanVeldhuizen and company, the offensive line has also done a very good job of keeping senior quarterback Jesse VanDalen upright.
The line has allowed VanDalen to be sacked just three times this season and VanDalen has not been sacked in the last two games — coincidently victories for Oskaloosa.
“Great offensive linemen are smart, technical and deliberate with every block they make,” Reed said. “Our young men up front work very hard every day to improve on each of these aspects which, in turn, translates into success no matter what type of block we ask them to make. These young men really take pride in trying to do their 1/11th with passion on every down.”
With the way Oskaloosa has been running the football, its offensive line may be near the head of the class.
 

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