Sulphur Springs is facing a challenging week as they prepare for the ground attack of the Corsicana Tigers.
The Wildcats (2-2) are a two touchdown favorite at Corsicana Friday night according to the Harris Rating Service.
Sulphur Springs comes into the game fresh from an impressive 43-9 road win over Paris.
“We are getting better. The win helped our confidence,” said Greg Owens, Sulphur Springs head football coach. “The job this week is to get ready for Corsicana and that’s challenging.”
Corsicana (1-3) features an offensive attack dominated by a stout running game.
“They run the ball 80 percent of the time. It’s something you don’t see that much any more. People running down hill right at you. It’s challenging for us to duplicate during practice,” Owens said. “Corsicana is a good team. They have played some very good teams this year like Denton Ryan and Waxahachie.”
Practices have been spirited this week after starting Monday under cooler conditions.
The intensity at the workouts has increasing each day, as the temperature climbs.
“We’re turning up the intensity in practice as coaches mainly because we are running out of time,” Owens said. “We have been patient. We know the people now who can make the plays and they need to do it. This is our last game to work on things before the start of district.”
Owens said last week Paris used a 3-3 stack defense that will prepare his team for some of multiple defenses which Corsicana will use.
“They move people around on defense, they use a three-man and four-man front,” Owens said. “They are also very tricky on special teams. They use many different fakes, pooch kicks and things like that. That takes up practice time to work on that. But we want to be ready for everything that have. Seeing all these things helps us get ready for district. That is when the games really count.”
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