SJ-O relying on defense in state semifinal

Published 11/22 2013 10:07PM

Updated 11/22 2013 10:15PM

ST. JOSEPH -- St. Joseph-Ogden is holding opponents to less than 20 points per game this season, but the Spartans' defense will be put to the test in Saturday's state semifinal game at Greenville.  The Comets are averaging more than 50 points per game, including last week's 71-point performance.

SJ-O beat Williamsville last week to advance to it's first semifinal game since 2006.  The Spartans have never won a state title in football.  They have finished runner-up four times - all under head coach Dick Duval.  They know containing the Comets' potent offense is the key to getting back to the title game.

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