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Dragons look to extend winning streak, face Battlers

For the third-consecutive week, Tiffin University goes up against a team that’s really struggling.

Two weeks ago, it was a non-conference opponent in St. Anselm. Last week, it was Great-Midwest Athletic Conference foe Kentucky Wesleyan.

The Dragons won those games by a combined score of 114-12.

This week, it’s another G-MAC opponent in Alderson Broaddus, who comes to Frost-Kalnow Stadium today for a 1 p.m. game

The Battlers come in 0-6. The Dragons are 5-1.

Despite the Battlers’ struggles, Tiffin coach Cris Reisert said he’s impressed with their quarterback, Joe Czelusniak, who has thrown for 1,221 yards and eight touchdowns while being intercepted 11 times.

“I think they have a really good quarterback (who’s had) a really productive career,” Reisert said “He can beat you with legs and arm, a guy we need to be able to contain, supply some pressure.”

Czelusniak also has run 32 times for 113 yards and a TD.

Defense has been an issue for Alderson Broaddus, which has allowed 70 points or more in two of its six games this season.

The Dragons, meanwhile, have an offense that clicking, aided by the return of Kyle Brunson. Brunson ran for 92 yards on 14 attempts, scoring a touchdown in the win over Kentucky Wesleyan

Meanwhile, JaQuan Hardy, a fellow tailback, ran for the same amount of yards on 13 carries, which included a 44-yard burst.

“I think it starts up front, those guys have done a really good job,” Reisert said of his offensive line. “When you get a guy back like Kyle to solidify a 1-2 punch, it’s a big deal.”

The win over the Panthers was Tiffin’s third straight. Reisert said he likes where his team is at, but there’s always opportunities to get better.

“I don’t know that as a coach your ever completely happy,” he said.

What are his expectations for this week?

“I think for us it’s just playing a clean football game, protecting ball, few splash plays on both sides of the ball,” he said.

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