Quarterback Caleb Acosta also continued to show improvement, finding his receivers in open space en route to 63 yards passing. It may not sound like on of his best performances on paper, but Acosta’s biggest number was one: that’s how many interceptions he threw against the Hawks after throwing two in each of the previous three games. He’s making better decisions in the pocket and more consistently accurate throws.
Placekicker Patrick Folkner also got in on the offensive action for the first time this year. He showed his value, going two-for-two on field goals. He hit one from 30-yards and knocked in the second off the right upright from 35-yards out.
Regardless of their record, Lawrence’s primary focus is that his team continues to improve before they open district play against Castleberry in two weeks.
“(This game) was just an extension of last week,” he said. “We’ve got to continue to mesh, continue to gel. Hopefully we’ll be good enough when we line up to play Castleberry.”
The Rams will have one more tune-up game before they begin their district slate against the Lions of Fort Worth Castleberry. Next Friday, Mineral Wells will travel north to face the Burkburnett Bulldogs (1-3) at 7 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium. It’s the Rams’ last chance to work out the kinks and get some momentum before the most important part of their season begins.
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