NEW MARKET-Southmont prepares to welcome Lebanon Friday night and is get ready to face a defense that has been relentless so far.

Lebanon enters the game 3-0 and has allowed only 20 points. Mounties head coach Desson Hannum said they will play a 50 defense, with the five down lineman slanting in one direction or the other.

"It's going to be a tough test for us offensively with what they do," Hannum said. "They like to slant which offers difficulty with our blocking scheme. So they will try to penetrate and get some disruption."

One of the keys for the Mounties is being able to run the ball effectively against the Tigers' tough defense which is designed to stop a running attack.

"It is a good defensive scheme for what we do and it's going to be a real challenge for us on Friday," Hannum said.

Hannum said that Lebanon will primarily run the ball downhill right at the defense. A key player to watch is their running back Jamason Wright. Wright carried the ball 41 times for 226 yards in a 27-7 victory over Tri-West last week. Since the Tigers have been able to establish a running game, when they throw the ball they are efficient and have big completions down the field.

According to Hannum, the Mounties will have to be prepared to handle the physical toughness of the Tigers.

"Anytime that you line up against Lebanon, you're going to have to be able to handle the physicality of playing them," Hannum said.

Conditioning will be key as only a few of Lebanon's players play both sides of the ball.

The teams have split the last ten meetings and Lebanon won last year's contest 34-20.