"We didn't evaluate Magnolia as being as quick as they ended up being. We had to adjust to the speed of the game and it took us awhile to do that. It's hard to say until you get out there and play a little bit.''
Madonna overcame a costly turnover in last week's 20-14 double-overtime victory at Tucker County in the semis, but Taylor doesn't think that formula will work again.
"When you get this deep in the playoffs you can't turn the ball over,'' he said. "We can't have that this week. Defensively, [Wahama is] just so aggressive.
"They're a physical football team. They put a helmet on you. We've played a couple physical teams, but I think they're going to be top on the list for us. We're going to have to make sure we're ready for that.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.
A: BY THE NUMBERS
No. 3 Wahama (13-0) vs. No. 4 Madonna (12-1)
7 p.m. today Wheeling Island Stadium