The Glenbrook Apaches are coming off two straight losses as they head to Liberty, Mississippi to take on the Amite School Center Rebels.
Glenbrook head coach Ryan Porter knows his team needs to turn around their season quick.
"Our backs are up against the wall right now," he said. "We're 0-2 in district and so we have to come out and put together four full quarters and play a complete ball game."
It's been a good, hard week of practice for the Apaches and the have a four hour plus bus ride ahead of them on Friday.
"It's a long trip, but we're not worried," Porter said. "We're kind of like the red-headed step-child of the MAIS anyway. We're the furthest out and we're used to traveling. We're going to leave early, stop for lunch, let them stretch their legs and just go through our normal routine. We'll get there about 4:30 so they'll have plenty of time to relax and get ready for the game. We're going to break it up so it won't be such a grind on them."
The Rebels are 0-3, but Porter is wary of them.
"I feel like they are a very dangerous team," he said. "They've got some big guys up front and they have a couple of backs that run the ball extremely hard. They're one of those teams that if you look up at the end of the first quarter and it's 0-0, and they feel like they can play with you, you'll have a ball game on your hands."
Porter hopes a fast start will enable the Apaches to put away the Rebels early.
"I think if we can establish ourselves early, get some three-and-outs early, and put up a quick score early, we can make them fold," he said. "But we have to come out and execute from play #1. It would also be good for our confidence to get off to a quick start."