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October 17, 2013

Week 9 Lauderdale County previews

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MERIDIAN —

Cougars high on momentum after back-to-back wins

    If there was any doubt whether or not the Calvary Christian football team was for real after acquiring three key transfers midway through the season, last week’s 60-20 thumping of Veritas left doubters silent.

    The Cougars have now scored 130 points in their last two wins against Friendship Christian and Veritas and have caused quite the buzz around the school’s following.

    “We have really blessed,” Calvary head coach Kirby Newell said. “We had some big-impact guys come to us. It’s changed our look, it’s changed who we are, and we are so much better because of it.”

    Newell knew the Cougars would get better as the season advanced, but even the head coach said he has been a little shocked with how the season has turned around so quick.

    “Wow, it’s been a whirlwind,” Newell said. “I didn’t really really know exactly if we were going to be a contender and didn’t think we would be a contender. Then low and behold, here come the transfers. It’s just changed us.

     This week the Cougars will travel to a Rebul team who suits only 10 players. With the Cougars not far removed from depth troubles themselves, Newell said he will not take the Raiders lightly.

    “They play hard man,” Newell said. “They run that 8-man version of the Wing-T and the run a lot of buck sweeps. We can’t let our players get cocky at all.”

 

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