Drew Geetings

Pella Christian's Drew Geetings warms up before a game this season

Who: No. 7 Pella Christian (7-1) vs Mediapolis (5-3)

What: Class 1A - Playoffs - First Round

Where: Pella Christian Football Field in Pella

When: Friday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

Matchup history

First meeting in VarsityBound era (since 2006).

One key player for Pella Christian

Linebacker Josiah Diehl will have his hands full on the Pella Christian defense as he will be one of guys tasked with slowing down Mediapolis’ Anthony Isley. Isley, who ranks third in 1A in rushing yards per carry (9.7) and seventh in rushing yards at 1,120, is the key to the Bulldog’s offense. Diehl currently ranks third on PC with 36 tackles and will be hunting down Isley all night to try to limit the Mediapolis ground game.

Keys for Pella Christian

While other teams enter the final week of the regular season, Pella Christian is already in the playoffs as they host this first round matchup. Isley is a big-time player for Mediapolis on both sides of the ball and is someone to keep an eye on. The Bulldogs are also coming off a forfeit win last week and will be well rested for this matchup. Meanwhile, Pella Christian has been clicking on all cylinders since their loss to Sigourney-Keota picking up wins of 55-15, 52-8 and 42-7 in the last three weeks. They are playing really good football right now on both sides of the ball and will look to keep that trend going as they start their postseason journey.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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