Saturday, October 6, 2007

Great Dr. Ward Quotes

Teams see conference play on the gridiron
Football Forecast
The Sampson Independent (Clinton, NC)
October 4, 2007
Sports Writer Midway @ Union

As both teams begin conference play it should be a good match-up. According to Union head football coach, Dr. John Ward, the teams are fairly evenly matched.

Ward states, "In any given game there are six or seven critical moments that occur on both sides of the ball. Critical adversities, penalties, turnovers, missed assignments, bad play, etc. It is what the team does on the next series of plays that will determine the outcome of the game. How well the team adjusts to the adversities. This game will be a typical Super Six Conference match-up. The eventual outcome will be determined by which team better copes with the critical adversities of the game."

Coach Paul Hall, head football coach for the Midway Raiders, states, "This is our first conference game and we haven't won one in a long time. I think we will be prepared. Coach Ward's single wing offense is tough to learn in four days of practice. He does a good job with his kids in running that offense. We have worked hard this week trying to prepare our defense for the many looks and ball handlers seen in the single wing. We are hoping to slow Union's offense down."

These two teams have a history and the battle should prove to produce at great game. Currently Midway is 4-2 over-all while Union's record stands at 3-2.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. at Union Stadium. Wallace @ Hobbton

Hobbton is coming off a loss to North Duplin and will be looking to redeem themselves. Wallace does not appear to be as strong as they have been in recent years but will still demand a strong showing from the Wildcats to accomplish a win. Both Hobbton and Wallace records stand at 4- 2.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Wildcat Stadium.


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