Friday, August 26, 2016
Paris North Lamar
Idabel High School
Friday was our first time to play a game in August. This would normally have been our second scrimmage and we would begin play this week. In many aspects we looked like it was our second scrimmage. Our kicking game was very poor and it was poor because of coaching not a lack of effort. If we do not improve in this area we will struggle to win a game against quality opponents. Our biggest improvement has to be in this area. Tyriq French and Tyrone Howell had a game that would fill any highlight reel. Tyriq was responsible for 95% of our offense. They did not change their coverage so Tyrone was able to have a great night. We did not play at the level defensively that our coaches, players or fans expect but I am sure we will show the most improvement in this area this week. We had a full stadium and the fans were great, they were truly the 12th man for us. As always our band won the halftime so it was a great night for Idabel.
We are beginning an “adopt a Warrior” club. A responsible adult can register to adopt a Warrior football player. Players will be assigned by lottery draw. You cannot be related to the player to be eligible. It allows community members to have a more personal interest and to help each player reach their potential. If you want to adopt a Warrior, give me a call or come by. We have done this at other schools and it is great motivation for our players. It helps them in the areas outside the field to know that others are interested in their success. It cost nothing but some time on your part and a commitment to help your Warrior be the best he can be.