After a 34-26 road win at Buhler in the season opener, the Newton High School football team comes home to host Campus at 7 p.m. Friday for Hall of Fame Day.
Campus also enters play 1-0, stopping Dodge City 49-7 on the road.
It will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2015, a 20-19 loss for the Railers.
Newton is coming off its win in a season opener since 2014, a 32-12 win over Campus.
“The biggest thing we have to do is play better and correct our mistakes from last week,” Newton coach Chris Jaax said. “We had a good week of practice and I think we improved. Campus is a great team. They have a lot of phenomenal athletes. They are coming off a big win against Dodge City. The are pretty confident right now.”
Campus is led by quarterback Evan Kruse, who hit nine of 18 passes last week for 147 yards and three touchdowns. Mateo Martinez had four rushes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Kahmann had five catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns.
“They run a spread that looks a lot like what we do,” Jaax said. “They like to throw down the field. They have a couple big receivers. They have a fast running back and a big running back. They like to keep the ball moving.
“On defense, they run a 3-3 stack. They like to vary thing quite a bit. They are very aggressive. They like to blitz and get to the opponent in the backfield. Martinez is a very good defensive end.”
For Newton, Colton Davis had 20 rushes for 144 yards and three touchdowns. Davis also hit 14 of 27 passes for 90 yards with two interceptions. Josh had three catches for 40 yards.
Isaiah Presley returned a punt for a touchdown. Matt Seirer returned an interception for a touchdown.
“The biggest thing we have to do is play better,” Jaax said. “We need to eliminate some of the mistakes we made last week. We need to work hard and be in control. I think the upperclassmen are getting it and responding well. It’s going to be a very competitive game.”