Reaching 2-0 wasn’t a problem once Marysville denied Clay Center’s offense and opened the Tigers defense to make room for Bulldog Atreyau Hornbeak.

“Clay Center was another team that did a great job maximizing its strengths,” said MHS coach Dustin Heuer. “Teams that run the flexbone successfully are difficult to stop because you can’t over-commit to the point of attack, but that often leaves you at a numbers disadvantage.