Murray County Central vs. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 17

Small-school football programs routinely churn out big-time running backs. Two of them are queued up to meet on Friday in this southwest Minnesota Class 1A showdown.

Murray County Central’s Jaden Deacon amassed 274 yards on 29 carries in the season opener, a 40-0 triumph over MACCRAY on Sept. 2. The No. 2-1A Rebels (2-0) rolled past Wabasso 42-16 last week.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton is fueled by Ayden Horner, who rumbled for 202 yards in the season opener, a 38-13 triumph over Lac qui Parle Valley. The No. 9-1A Panthers (2-0) blasted Adrian 41-0 last week.