The Rayne High Wolves will lick their wounds from Friday’s 20-14 loss to Kaplan and concentrate on their opening district contest Friday as they will host the Crowley High Gents.
However, the Gents have some healing of their own, coming off a 41-6 loss to Patterson last week.
“With the upcoming couple of weeks we have,” noted Rayne head coach Kurt Ware of the start of district play, “we will have to step it up, especially on defense.”
In last week’s contest against Kaplan, the Wolves allowed a total of 287 yards by the Pirates compared to Rayne’s 104, something that can’t happen this week as they host the Gents.
“They (Crowley) are always tough, whenever you meet them,” continued Ware of the Friday ballgame. “And if you give that open opportunity, they will beat anyone they meet.”
In Crowley’s loss to Class 3-A’s 11th ranked Patterson, the Gents mustered 142 yards on the night, 79 of that on the final drive of the game against Patterson’s second unit.
“You can’t really look at the scoreboard when you’re playing a team like Crowley,” concluded Ware. “Similar to our guys, the scoreboard doesn’t always tell the whole story.”
“But I have to say,” noted Ware on his Wolves, “Our guys leave it all on the field, no matter what the score is. They have the heart to win.”