Our team practiced hard this past week in order to plat against a tough opponent that went to the play-offs last year. This season has been tough on our boys since we have lost the first four out of eight games. The team has fun and in the end that is all it is really about. This week in practice we worked on holding on to the ball, since we have had many turnovers this season. Also I worked on cross blocks and blocks on the second level. When we arrived at Lassiter we started to go over our special teams about an hour before the game. The players seemed to be well rested and confident before the kick-off of the game.
In this game we lost thirty to sixteen but, it was tied sixteen all at halftime. On offense in this game we ran and passed the ball efficiently. On the first drive when ran our play Right Spread Gun Budda. On this play our offense is set in a shotgun formation and it is a direct snap to the quarterback. Then he takes the ball right off tackle. Our offensive line gets great push and we get on the second level therefore making the linebackers unable to tackle Randy, our quarterback. With Randy’s speed he outruns everyone on the field and scores our first touchdown. Randy threw very well completing five of seven passes for forty-three yards. On defense David, our defensive end/linebacker made key tackles on third downs and I am pleased with his determination to play hard. In conclusion these games are just building blocks for high school football. In high school these kids will win games and that’s a fact.
Start Time: 7:00 P.M.
End Time: 9:30 P.M.
Total: 2.5 Hours
On Saturday October 5th, our team went to play Woodstock for our fourth game of the season. Starting off with a 0-3 record is not that fun, but as a coaching staff we are striving for the kids to stay positive. Last night the kids played a great game. The score of last nights game was 30-32 and we lost. We got to Woodstock high at Seven P.M. to warm up. Our game started at 7:30 because the 6th grade game went into overtime.We did some positive and negative things.
On the offensive side of the ball, our running game proved to be powerful. However, the 2 fumbles we had we costly because they were on our side of the field, giving Woodstock short fields to score. On offense we predicted that when we shifted into our main formation, that their defense would stay in their 5-4 defense and they did. Our formation is Right Spread ZIT (Z-back in tight). Our team runs the triple option and on most of our plays we get excellent blocking but we are blocking the read of the option. Our quarterback Randy continues to surprise me with his speed, agility, and his field vision. He brings confidence to our team, which is exactly what our team needs. I expect this kid to be a breakout athlete in high school and he has a bright future ahead of him.
Although I am not a defensive coach through the film I can see that our d-line gets their hands on the offensive lineman and they do not let them reach the second level which are our linebackers. Our secondary is not fire stepping into tackles. I advised our defensive coaches to work on our open field tackling. I am happy with how our defense played as a whole. It was a though lose but I feel as we progress during this learning process that we will come up with a win.
Start Time: 7:00
End Time: 9:30
Total: 2.5 hours