Before district play, Class 4A teams looking to iron out flaws
Sept. 19, 2013 at 4:19 a.m.
Calhoun, Victoria East and Victoria West were among the Crossroads Class 4A teams victorious in their third game of the season.
Beeville lost to Cuero last week, but all those games are now in the past.
With the exception of West, Crossroads teams begin district play next Friday.
It's still early in the season, but the Titans are coming off their first win after starting 0-2.
Titans coach Roland Gonzalez doesn't want the victory to stop the team from keeping focused leading up to Friday.
After this week, the Titans begin district play on the road.
"It's good to win, but we've been pretty consistent with the fact that our goal is to get better every week," Gonzalez said. "Week in and week out, it's our job to go out and perform on the field."
Though the Titans won Saturday's game against San Antonio Brackenridge, Gonzalez saw flaws the team needed to improve on.
Working off those errors in practice this week, Gonzalez said those improvements should help the team in the long term.
"There are certain things that we're always going to address in our practices," Gonzalez said. "We've really focused on those this week based on what we gained last week and trying to build off of that. One of things about our program is that we try to maintain consistency."
With a 26-game regular-season winning streak still intact, the Sandcrabs don't want to look past this week's opponent, Austin Reagan.
"We try hard to convince players to take every week one game at a time," Sandcrabs coach Richard Whitaker said to his players.
Next week, they will face a tough district opponent in Calallen, a team that has outscored its opponents 140-28 on the road.
"We're still trying to improve," Whitaker said. "We're trying to do better and get ready for next week."
Warriors coach Leonard McAngus didn't want his players to relax after winning, as they play a Bay City team that is winless through its first two games.
"They're as dangerous as they are going to be," McAngus said. "They're real hungry for a win. It's their first home game. I'm sure they are going to give us their best game."
During practice Thursday, the Warriors worked on onside kicks and moving the football down the field. Focusing on those things, McAngus hopes for a successful game on the road.
"We've got to do a great job of tackling," McAngus said. "Offensively, we've got to be productive every time we have the ball."
The Trojans are still in rebuilding mode, and with a new coach, winning has not come easy.
Trojans coach Jimmie Mitchell has just 10 returning players and a host of underclassmen playing.
It doesn't help the Trojans that they have been outscored 141-54.