It's time for WAND Two-a-Days! Gordon Voit and Noah Newman preview two high school football teams a day every day until the season kicks off on August 24th!
ARCOLA -- Year two of the Nick Lindsey era is underway as the Purple Riders look to make the playoffs for the fifth straight year.
The Riders have the size up front to punish opposing teams in the Little Okaw. 1,000-yard rusher Austin Hopkins is poised for another big year behind a massive offensive line. With several starters returning from last year's 7-3 squad, Arcola will also be one of the most experienced teams in the conference.
Arcola Purple Riders
Head coach: Nick Lindsey (2nd season at Arcola, 7-3)
Record in 2017: 7-3 (lost 1st round, 42-28 to Brown County)
Week 1 opponent: vs. South Beloit (Saturday, 2:00)