Being that CCS is Ovilla’s first ever game, Horton only has one scrimmage from the Eagles to refer to in the film room. To Horton, Ovilla looks all too familiar, as he said they remind him of what CCS looked like when it first started football. He said the Eagles have a lot of athletic ability and they’re primary strength is running the ball.
“Looking at them on film, I can tell you they’re not what you would typically expect in a startup program,” he said. “They’ve got some talent. They’re going to be ready to play. They’re going to be amped up and excited. They’ve done nothing for a month except get ready for us, so I expect a pretty hard-fought contest.”
Horton said he feels confident that the Warriors can make their first appearance in the win column this season against Ovilla. Although it is a non-district game, Horton said earning a win against an emotional team like Ovilla will be very important for his team and their season moving forward.
“If Ovilla comes out and plays football as well as it looks like they can play, I think a ‘W’ would be huge for us,” he said. “I think it means something and it’s absolutely something we can be proud enough. I’m expecting to see that from Ovilla and frankly I’m expecting to see my guys respond to what they’ve seen the last few weeks.”
Horton hopes the Warriors have learned a lesson from the past two games.
“We let one get away from us,” Horton said. “We’re going to make sure that doesn’t happen this Saturday and then we’re going to go right back to work and see if we can get on a little streak here.”
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