Cumby Trojans picked to win over Fruitvale Bobcats
Harris Ratings gives Trojans 28 point game
By CINDY ROLLER, News-Telegram Sports Writer
Oct. 10, 2008 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans will travel to Bobcat Stadium tonight to face off with Fruitvale at 7:30 p.m. This will begin district play for District 14-1A. Cumby is primed and rejuvenated after their bye week for a first win of the season. The Harris Ratings rank the Cumby Trojans at 139 for week six, and the Fruitvale Bobcats below them at 162. Fruitvale has an overall record of 1-4. Their only winn was a freeze out of the Frost Polar Bears with a final of 29-24.
"We are working to contain the quarterback and stop their passing game;" Cumby head coach Edward Perez said, "our strong suit against the Bobcats will be multiplicity on offense."
Despite last week's loss to the No. 2 state ranked Maud, the Trojans came out of that game with 180 yards in passing. "Defense played well for the first quarter, but the sheer size and athleticism of Maud's kids started to catch up with us from the onset of the second quarter. I believe we were the first team to hold Maud to seven points in the first quarter, so it is a small building block," he added.
It is back to basics for the Trojans. Good practices this week have also helped them prepare for tonight's opponent. Last week, Fruitvale missed their Tyler All Saints target by six points on their homecoming. "The Bobcats looked well-coached and seemed to have a good chemistry about them on offense. The loss on homecoming was a heartbreaker, and they seemed to have the game within reach until All Saints running back hit another level in his play," Perez added about the Bobcat game film.
"Many different players will have the opportunity to touch the ball and make a difference. We will be operating with all our kids." The star for tonight's game will be the Trojan offense the coach said.
For district play for week seven the Trojans will host Dallas Gateway. Then, they will have two weeks of traveling, Quinlan Boles and Wolfe City, followed by home field advantage play against Celeste.
Other district match ups for District 14-1A for week six are Dallas Gateway at Quinlan Boles and Wolfe City at Celeste.