North Webster to play non-district game at Homer
SIBLEY — The Lakeside Warriors head into tonight's Homecoming Game with Arcadia sporting a 3-1 record.
And despite the turn around from last year, head coach Terrence Quarles said his team won't be over-confident tonight.
"We're confident, but not over-confident at all," he said. "We're just constantly trying to motivate the guys and let them know where we stand, and let them know how good we need to be."
Arcadia is 2-2 on the year. They beat Mansfield 28-26 last week, and lost to Ruston (42-2) and Plain Dealing (30-8), and beat Red River 45-6 earlier this year.
Quarles said the team isn't overlooking Arcadia to next week's district game with Sterlington.
"Like they say, we're taking it one game at a time," he said. "Sterlington is playing tonight (Thursday night) and they will be at our game scouting us on Friday. But we ant to take care of Arcadia first and then get ready to start district next week."
Quarles said his team has practiced well this week and seems ready to play, despite the distractions that come with Homecoming.
"It's been going well all week,' he said. "At this time I think we're right where we need to be. It's Homecoming and that always means more distractions and things of that sort. But I think the guys are ok. I talked with my administrator yesterday and he's ready for the game and was concerned about the Homecoming stuff and we were doing, but I think we're focused and I think we'll do well Friday night."
quarles likes the improvement his team has shown this year, and hopes the improvement continues.
"Things are beginning to fall in place," he said. "It took a while, but it's beginning to happen. We as a staff are just trying to remind the guys about the path they need to be on."
With the winning record and with it being Homecoming, the Warriors could be playing in front a big crowd Friday night.
"It would be nice to have a large home crowd," Quarles said. "But we're going to play the same way wether the crowd is here or not. We're just going to be focused and go out and try to play sound football."
SPRINGHILL —The North Webster Knights will try to rebound from their 57-14 loss to Bossier last week as they travel to Homer tonight.
The Pels are no longer a district game for the Knights, but there will still be a district feel to this game.
Homer is struggling this season with a 1-3 record. The Pels opened the season with three straight losses (to Farmerville, BTW and Haynesville) before beating St. Frederick, 55-14 last week for their first win.
The Knights will have to improve against the run tonight after giving up 334 yards rushing to the Bearkats last week.
Game time is 7 p.m.