“We are who we are,” Horton said of his team’s physical identity. “(We know) what we do well and what we don’t do well. I feel real good about being able to beat a three-man rush.
“The tough part is getting blockers down field (but we’ve) been working on it.”
The CCS-TCA matchup has all the makings of a close, memorable game and with the stakes so high, it only makes it more of a must-see.
On top of playoff berths and playing as underdogs, a win against TCA would secure the Warriors’ first winning season since 2010.
Horton said he could not be more proud of what his team has accomplished.
“It’s been exciting,” he said. “As far as football-playing schools, you’re talking about one of the smallest in Texas.
“We’re in a district with some big schools. You have to be proud of a group of guys that came in and (play as a team).
“To me, I love football because I don’t think there’s a better sport for teaching teamwork to young men.
“You have to be a team to win. That’s just all there is to it.
“Win or lose Friday night, what they’ve accomplished is more than anybody outside the four walls of our school would have expected.
“I think that’s a testament to the seniors’ leadership this year. You couldn’t ask for anything more.”