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September 13, 2013

Rams, Tigers each seeking first win today

By TONY EIERDAM

If one word could be used to describe today’s game between the Mineral Wells Rams and Glen Rose Tigers it would be “urgency.”

The Rams and Tigers will square off at 7:30 p.m. today at Glen Rose in a non-district contest.

Both teams come into today’s game at 0-2 as each will be seeking that first win in 2013.

Glen Rose fell to Carrollton Ranchview (20-14) in the season opener and last week suffered a 40-21 defeat to China Spring.

Rams head coach Chuck Lawrence said his team has taken the correct steps to putting the past behind them and focusing on the job ahead.

“We told them immediately after the (Hirschi) game that the game was over, and we just move on from here right now,” Lawrence said. “It started with a good Saturday morning practice which was followed by a good Monday practice.

“Sometimes Monday practices do not go smoothly simply because you are putting in everything in the game plan and it is a lot of information to process in a short time.

“As a result, a lot of times Monday practices can be a little sloppy. But the guys had an above-average practice which is a good sign.

“These kids are resilient kids, and they are working hard to improve. We have made some adjustments, and we have installed some new things in the game plan.

“Both of these programs in the last few years have won some games,” Lawrence continued, “and both are not used to being 0-2. This game should be a heck of a struggle for two teams trying to get that first victory. Both teams will be playing with urgency.

“But the bottom line for us and Glen Rose is district doesn’t start now, and everything both teams are doing is designed to be prepared for district play. In our case, it is when Castleberry comes here (Oct. 11).”

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