Cardinal v. Pella Christian

Pella Christian rests during a timeout against Cardinal

Who: No. 8 (1A) Pella Christian (6-1, 3-1) vs Central Decatur (4-3, 2-2)

Where: Pella Christian Football Field in Pella

When: Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Matchup history

Pella Christian is 7-1 in the series since 2007 with Central Decatur’s lone win coming in 2014. The Eagles won 42-6 last year as QB Isaac Kacmarynski compiled 412 yards and five total touchdowns.

One key player for Pella Christian

It seems like Eric Mulder could have a huge game going into any week. The 6-foot-8 WR/S hasn’t needed to necessarily have a big night offensively yet as he ranks second on PC with 13 catches for 329 yards and five touchdowns. He is a mismatch every time he lines up and can make tough catches and get yards after the catch when called upon. Defensively, he has stepped up into the box and currently leads the team with 35.5 tackles. Finding that balance between run defense and deep safety will be important against a balanced Central Decatur attack.

Keys for Pella Christian

It will be senior night for the Eagles and a win secures them second place in the district and a home game for the first round of the playoffs next week. PC needs to take care of business knowing they’ve had a lot of success against the Cardinals in recent history. Their offense has been tough to stop when it gets going and QB Kacmarynski has gone for seven touchdowns in each of the past two games. If they get another performance like that for a third straight week, the Eagles should be flying to the postseason.

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

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