LOS BANOS -- It doesn't take a football mastermind to figure out what the Modesto offense is going to do.
However, trying to stop running backs James Ingram and Arquel Rogers is another story.
The combination of Ingram, Rogers and Modesto's big offensive line has helped No. 9 Modesto win six straight games entering tonight's Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game against No. 8 Los Banos.
It would be foolish to think the Modesto Metro Conference champions are going to try anything different now.
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The two teams will square off at 7 p.m. at Loftin Stadium.
"They have a huge offensive line with two big tackles and guards that can move," Los Banos coach Dennis Stubbs said. "They're going to try to control the line of scrimmage and give the ball to their backs."
Ingram has become more of the prominent back in recent weeks.
The shifty 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior has rushed for 1,336 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. In the last two weeks alone, Ingram has carried the ball 61 times for 599 yards and three touchdowns.
Still, Stubbs' boys can't forget about Rogers and his 1,024 yards and six touchdowns.
Los Banos will also have to forget about last week's defensive meltdown against Buhach Colony. After two straight shutouts, Los Banos gave up 47 points to BC.
"We have to use our quickness on defense," Stubbs said. "We can't man-up and play body on body. We've got to move and we like to involve our safeties a lot against the run. Our safeties are going to have to play well and make good reads."
Los Banos' offense also comes into the playoffs on a roll after scoring 89 points in the last two weeks.
Quarterback Erik Martin has thrown for 1,302 yards and 12 touchdowns. Running back Darron Brown appears to be healthy again and receiver Max Ornelas is coming off a career game against Buhach Colony in which he caught 11 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
"We have to continue what we've been doing for the last four weeks," Stubbs said. "We have to control the football, get first downs and give our offense some opportunities to score points.
"We know it's a playoff game. We know they are going to come right at us. In that way, it's nice to know what you are going up against."