Number one ranked Central's toughest test of the season is on Saturday. The Wildcats host second ranked Northwest Mo. State at noon. The showdown is really a battle of one side of the ball. Central comes into the quarterfinal match up with the second toughest defense in the nation, while Northwest Mo. State boasts the fifth best offense. It should make for quick a tests of strengths.
What makes the game against the Bearcats even more difficult is their recent history in these games. Over the past four seasons, Northwest Mo. State reached the division two title game every time.
Senior Quarterback Cole Morgan said, "Something I know this program aspires to be...is like a North West Missouri in that sense. I'm excited...its going to be fun...its going to be loud. Their gonna hit hard. It's gonna be great."