The weather was great.
No one was injured.
Final score 19-12.
Seems to be a broken record but we still continue to struggle with taking care of the ball. As we enter into league those types of mistakes will cost us the opportunity to win games. Through league we are at a negative turnover margin which usually equates to a win/loss record that isn’t as favorable as ours currently is. We can’t afford to provide other teams opportunities to gain momentum or excellent field position.
Despite working on tackling almost every day in practice, it appeared as if it was the first time we were in a live contest. Instead of squaring up and tackling through ball carriers we put our heads down and stuck our arms out in hopes that the Knappa offense would simply lay down at our feet. They proved to be a physical hard-running team that was determined to move the ball against our uninspired effort.
Lack of Focus
The entire week was full of distractions and we lost sight of what we were trying to accomplish. We talk about getting better every day and last week that was not our focus. Knowing that Knappa lost to Warrenton (who we beat soundly in week one) may have caused us to take our attention away from how good Knappa was. Fortunately that lack of focus did not cost us when the final buzzer sounded. This week has taught us a valuable lesson in how we approach each contest and the attention and respect we must give each opponent.