PORT LAVACA — When Calhoun overcame an early fumble to beat Rio Grande Metropolis Grulla, it felt Simply like the Sandcrabs had turned a nook.
Calhoun dedicated 13 turnovers Earlier to final Friday’s fumble, And will pin losses to Corpus Christi Miller and Calallen on the turnover bug.
“Turnovers have performed An monumental half in our recreation all season,” said Calhoun quarterback Jacob Laughlin. “Coach [Richard] Whitaker says there’s On A daily basis 5 performs that decide a soccer recreation And a lot of of The sports activities we’ve misplaced have been to turnovers. We needed to wInside the turnover battle.”
Calhoun (6-4) is properly conscious It might’t afford these errors in Friday’s Class 4A, Division I space spherical playoff recreation in the direction of prime-ranked Austin LBJ (11-0) at Yoakum’s Bulldog Stadium.
The Sandcrabs understand they Want to play their biggest recreation of the season to have An alternative in the direction of the Jaguars, Who’ve pressured 28 turnovers this season.
“That’s The one probability We now have,” Whitaker said. “Definitely one of the biggest protection We will play this week is ball administration on offense. We’ve gotta make first downs, be affected person and watch the clock. We’ve gotta milk the clock and Look after the soccer. If we Do this, I really feel we’ll discover ourselves in An monumental soccer recreation.”
LBJ touts a extreme-octane offense That is averaging 47.5 factors and 445.5 yards per recreation. That’s To not say the Jaguars haven’t been challenged this season, although.
In video recreations in the direction of Canyon Lake and Liberty Hill, who run offenses Simply like Calhoun, LBJ gained by one touchdown in every contest.
With its triple-selection offense, Calhoun hopes It might Adjust to the blueprint laid out by the Hawks and Panthers To current itself An alternative on Friday.
“We have A lot of confidence,” Whitaker added. “I’ve watched groups run the ball in the direction of All of them yr prolonged and maintain The sport shut. We anticipate we run the soccer As properly as to anyone, so it currents us A lot of confidence. Our worst enemy this yr has been ourselves with penalties and turnovers. We clear that up, we’ll give ourselves An alternative to have A great recreation.”
So as to sluggish the Jaguars’ offense, Calhoun has To discover A method to create turnovers on protection To permit its offense to chew clock as Whitaker wants.
Calhoun was In a place to capitalize on turnovers in the direction of Grulla As a Outcome of of the offense avoiding turnovers, in distinction to beforehand this season.
Seeing the offense reward the protection’s play was a shot Inside the arm for the Sandcrabs.
“It actually helps The complete group if we see An monumental drive or something like …….