ATWATER -- When Pitman steps onto Falcon Field tonight, the defense will immediately look for Nos. 5 and 10.
The Fly Boys: running backs Dallon Muse and Jarrell Davis.
And rightfully so.
The electric seniors have carried Buhach Colony to an undefeated record and the top of the Central California Conference, a perch normally reserved for a Merced or Turlock school.
Muse has rushed for 863 yards and nine touchdowns on 103 carries.
Davis is averaging 15.23 yards per carry and leads the team with 10 rushing touchdowns.
However, to understand the mechanics of Buhach Colony's run game, and what makes it so blow-up-in-your-face explosive, Pitman had better familiarize itself with quarterback Ben Watkins and Matt Small.
They'll be introduced tonight at 7:30, headlining another hard-hitting fight card in the Central California Conference.
Merced travels to Turlock, while Golden Valley hosts Atwater.
"I would say those two guys are unheralded. They're just team players," Buhach Colony coach Kevin Swartwood said of Watkins and Small.
"We always talk about putting the team first and they've bought into that concept."
At the sacrifice of individual glory.
In another offense, under a different coach, Watkins and Small might have better offensive numbers.
Swarty gets that.
Small leads the team in receptions (16) and receiving yards (205), and returns punts and kicks.
Watkins has completed 52 percent of his passes with two TDs and three interceptions.
"Matt Small is a tremendous athlete and a great leader. The kid will never say a negative word about not getting the ball a whole lot. He'll do whatever he can to help the team," Swartwood said. "Ben, as long as we're winning, doesn't care if throws once or 20 times.
"It's a coach's dream to have the QB and wide receiver be on the same page."
While Muse and Davis draw most of the attention, the Fly offense contains many moving parts, each integral to its success.
The wide receivers set the edge for the run game, clearing running lanes for Davis to dart through on the Fly sweep.
When Muse is stuffed at the line of scrimmage and has nowhere to go but outside, he knows he won't be alone in the flats.
Small and wide receivers Carlos Macias and James Taylor have blocking assignments on every run call in the BC playbook.
In essence, Buhach Colony's offense can have as many as eight "offensive linemen" on any given run play. Quite the luxury.
Small has developed a technique in downfield blocking.
By reading the body language of the safety or cornerback, Small can tell what's developing behind him. For instance, if the safety breaks down to hit, Small knows either Muse or Davis have taken the play his way.
"I pretty much had to learn every basic thing about blocking. Coming from Atwater youth football, playing quarterback and wide receiver, we threw the ball a lot," Small said.
"I came to Buhach and we're running this thing called the Fly -- 80 percent run.
"Blocking is my new thing. Gotta love blocking."
Watkins plays a crucial role in the development of the play. Not only must he take care of the handoff, but the senior also controls tempo and flow.
His biggest responsibility, Swartwood said, is managing the rhythm of the game.
At times, Buhach Colony was out of sync in last week's 28-27 victory over Turlock.
"Give Turlock credit for that," Swartwood said.
Pitman held Golden Valley to less than 100 yards of offense in the first half of last week's 34-3 victory.
"We've played some pretty legit teams. Clovis East -- we felt pretty confident about that. Turlock -- felt pretty confident about that, too. We've had some really good games," Small said.
"Our offense, we move the ball. We feel pretty good about league."