"But they have to realize that their effort and physicality will dictate how they end their careers."
Corbin (5-5) led 48-0 at the half last week and rolled up 426 yards of offense while holding Garrard (2-8) to 131 total yards.
"Corbin had success with nearly everything they did offensively. We must be able to play more physical in order to slow them down," Stonebraker said. "Last week, things snowballed on us. For about a six-minute period we could never recover."
Josh Sanders ran for 108 yards on 11 carries last week and leads Corbin in rushing with 763 yards. Quarterback Clint Cashen had 153 yards against Garrard and has thrown for 1,741 yards and 11 scores for the Redhounds, who average 27 points per game.
Back to square one
But all those numbers Corbin had during the regular season mean nothing now that the playoffs are here and teams are starting with identical 0-0 records.
"I don't think last week's score makes much of a difference. This week, the scoreboard will start at 0-0 and we have to fight to keep the score close," the Garrard coach said.
Getting the ball to versatile senior Jared Prewitt is also a big key for the Golden Lions. Prewitt leads Garrard in rushing with 257 yards and three touchdowns as well as receiving with 32 catches for 483 yards and three more scores. Prewitt has thrown for 130 yards and four scores.
Jordan Phillips has thrown for 271 yards and Josh Owens has rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown for Garrard.
Garrard averaged just 11.6 points per game this season, and was scoreless against Corbin until late in the game. Getting the offense going early, which includes not committing the four turnovers the Lions had last week, would go a long way toward giving Garrard some confidence and helping keep the Lions in the game.
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"Hopefully, this week, we can create some breaks early and stay in the game," Stonebraker said.
Stonebraker believes there are things the Lions can do to disrupt the Redhounds, who had their highest scoring game of the season last week.
"There are adjustments that we can make that can help us. However, they will only help us if we are physical enough in our one-on-one matchups to take care of business," Stonebraker said. We can't just let them manhandle us.
"Somewhere, we have got to find some pride and challenge ourselves a little bit."