CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – West Creek soccer (1-2, -1) hosts Northeast (2-1, 2-) at 7 p.m. Friday in a Area 7-5A contest.
Previous week towards Portland, West Creek held a 21-9 guide going into the fourth quarter of enjoy. The Panthers then proceeded to outscore the Coyotes 22-6 in the remaining 15 minutes of the contest to pull out a 31-27 arrive-from-powering acquire.
West Creek football coach James Figueroa talked about the critical enjoy that finally led to his team’s late-game collapse.
“It was a sophomore mistake on a punt return,” Figueroa explained. “He tried to scoop the ball up and finished up kicking it, giving Portland the ball back again for a score.”
The Eagles have definitely had an extra week to prepare for the Coyotes because choosing up a forfeit get in their very last sport versus Dyer County.
“I feel the week off was definitely superior for us,” stated Northeast soccer coach Brandon Clark. “We didn’t just fine tune us, but we fined tuned how we observe. I have really been amazed at the tempo we have been in a position to generate which has truly produced a major change. I believe the final 7 days we have been equipped to observe two times as numerous plays as normal just due to our coaches and players pushing each individual other to get extra function in.”
Figueroa believes that the supplemental rest does in fact give the Eagles a slight competitive edge in the matchup.
“Northeast receives their gamers healthier and added time to scout us and observe film,” Figueroa claimed. “It’s like a bye week for them. They are loaded with athletes far too.”
A absence of ball stability has been a obvious difficulty for the Eagles as a result of two games performed, primary to nine overall turnovers. Even although it’s tricky to simulate in observe, Clark believes his staff has demonstrated enhancement especially on specific groups when it comes to preserving the ball better.
“We have been performing ball protection, but almost nothing out of the normal,” Clark stated. “We are almost certainly teaching them much more of the intense consequences of what could probably come about in a game when and if they do fumble. Obviously, we have learned this firsthand in the initially two games of the year. I experience like we have nonetheless to hit our stride in a sport offensively due to these turnovers.”
A person can argue that Northeast quarterback Jaiden Puig had his initial inadequate performance of his Eagle profession below heart two months in the past from Rossview’s protection. Clark thinks Puig will use the loss as a lesson and keep on to get improved as a consequence.
“I consider we all were being humbled by our reduction to Rossview, especially our offense,” Clark explained. “I’ve under no circumstances recognized a participant whether or not he was a quarterback, tackle or punter to have a great year or a best match. It just was not Jaiden’s best general performance of his career and I’m alright with that simply because he comes to observe daily and is effective his tail off and thanks to that, I think that is why he has much more “on” game titles than “off “games.”
Coyotes running back Ty’Kease Blanton had a rushing touchdown and an interception return for a touchdown last Friday against Portland. Figueroa expects to see much more of the identical from the scintillating sophomore going ahead.
“Ty’Kease Blanton is a playmaker,” Figueroa reported. “Him and Jameel Mann Jr. again there gives us a one particular-two punch at the jogging back again situation. Ty’Kease has been working people today more than. I hope he arrives out Friday evening ready to enjoy.”
West Creek quarterback Ti-Anthony Wagner also had a range of highlight-reel plays versus Portland both by the air and on the ground. Clark shared what his group will want to do in purchase to consist of the dual-danger Wagner.
“Wagner is just one of the greatest QBs in town,” Clark stated. “I truly feel like he has been participating in there permanently. He can damage you with his arm and legs. I normally experience like West Creek has the probable to score from everywhere at any time. We’re trying to retain matters exceptionally very simple on protection, so we can perform as fast as achievable. We will have to enjoy responsible due to the simple fact that they run some veer selection and velocity solution which is actually exactly where Wagner can hurt you.”
The Eagle protection has been strong so far this season only allowing 10 details for each match to opposing offenses. Figueroa understands it will acquire a overall group energy to choose up a a great deal desired location win on Friday.
“Ti-Anthony just has to come out and engage in his activity,” Figueroa explained. “He tries to do also considerably for this group which I am grateful for that, but he has to notice there are other players who can stage up as effectively. I hope Terrence (Brown), our variety 1 receiver, can get some of that obligation of Ti as properly. He has to be client on offense and just take what the defense gives him. He has to perform a oversight-absolutely free match simply because Northeast has a good protection.”