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October 25, 2013

Rams, Eagles each seeking first W

By TONY EIERDAM

Something has to give Friday night at Ram Stadium.

The Mineral Wells Rams and Fort Worth Diamond Hill Eagles have yet to notch a victory in District 6-3A play or otherwise, and for the first time this season one of the teams will walk off the field turf in Mineral Wells as a first-time victor.

Although both teams are winless in 6-3A, the overall margin of victory of Rams’ opponents has been just 13 points, while Diamond Hill’s two 6-3A  opponents to date have outscored the Eagles by a combined 130-7.

The Rams played well offensively in their 24-21 loss in the district opener against Castleberry, and last week the MWHS defense played its best game of the season in a 16-6 loss at Lake Worth.

“If (today) we can combine our offensive effort against Castleberry with our defensive effort at Lake Worth I would hope that would lead us to a win,” Rams head coach Chuck Lawrence said. “But we also cannot forget special teams because they are just as critical.

“Our kids keep working hard and playing hard, and that is all we can ask them to do.”

Last year, the Rams defeated the Eagles, 57-0, as MWHS held DHHS to 39 total yards. The Eagles ran a strange offense – often with double- and triple-stacked slot backs – to try and create confusion.

This season the Eagles have been running mainly out of an “I” formation to take advantage of the skills of junior running back Tim Robinson, who has gained 674 yards on 138 carries (4.8 yards per carry) and scored six touchdowns.

“It will be a little easier to prepare for Diamond Hill this year since they are running a regular offense,” Lawrence said. “But I also would not put it past them to come up with that other to throw us off, although we haven’t seen such in the film on them we have been watching.

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