By Tom Price Jr.
The Cardinals entered the Sequoia Division Small School playoffs through the back door.
After losing their first three league games they rebounded with wins against Exeter and Corcoran to get back to .500 and sneak into the playoffs.
On the horizon now is a playoff matchup against one of the Sequoia Divisions best teams in Dos Palos.
No. 1 seed Dos Palos (7-2-1, 3-1)brings a stingy defense and powerful running game to the table, but it's not their offense that Lindsay coach Paul Dieterle is concerned about.
"It all comes down to our offense," Dieterle said. "We are going to have to rely on our speed. We must create mismatches in the passing game if we don't do that we are going to be in trouble."
Trouble might be an understatement Dos Palos is capable of holding onto even the smallest lead with their ball control offense. Runningbacks Joseph Munoz and Reenal Davis make up one of the divisions most feared running tandem.
Against Coalinga two weeks ago, Davis dashed for 195 yards after replacing Munoz who was injured.
"I think the kids are ready to work hard this week," Dieterle said. "If they prepare anything can happen."