The Rams began the 6-3A slate with an blowout victory over Diamond Hill followed by an 83-70 win over Springtown before falling to the Wildcats on Friday.
Rams head coach Aaron Pappas said he felt his team “found its identity” just before district play when he decided the team works best defensively in man-to-man and press defenses as opposed to zones.
He felt like his pressure defense wore down the Eagles and Porcupines.
But another aspect of his team he was pleased to see has emerged in the first three games of district play.
“We needed our role players to step up in district and give us some minutes, scoring and defense, and they have,” Pappas said.
Pappas also said he thinks his team gained confidence in the loss Friday at Kennedale.
“Kennedale is a very good team and they are ranked no. 2 in the state for a reason,” he said.”But I am proud of the guys for fighting and not backing down. We just have to keep doing what we have been doing, and we can do that (today) at Castleberry.
“We are just taking district play one game at a time.”