“We have to stop the run game,” Perry said. “They’re very run heavy this year instead of heavy with the pass. We have to stop them. We’ve been pretty good at that all year. We just have to do our jobs.”
Sycamore coach Joe Ryan said Perry, a two-year starter, brings experience to the Spartan defense – a
defense that is trying a new look this year, playing more out of the nickel.
“He played in 13 games as a junior last year. It’s experience,” Ryan said. “He’s not seeing anything he hasn’t seen, it’s just from a different angle. That’s what he’s trying to catch up to.
“He’s in the middle of it,” he said. “That doesn’t mean he’s making all the tackles, cause sometimes they get to him a little bit. But he’s making all the calls. He’s the quarterback of the front seven. ... He’s just a solid player for us who has played a lot of games.”
Ryan said it’s only been a slight adjustment, and Perry said it’s been good for the team.
“He looked to do something to make us more successful, and I think we’ve been more successful,” Perry said. “We just have to avoid the big play.”