Wolves look to improve district slate
By Lisa Soileaux
Coming off a huge win last week over Livonia, the Wolves are taking nothing for granted going into this week’s road trip to Port Barre.
“We’ve learn the hard way that you take no one for granted,” stated Rayne High Head Coach Curt Ware when looking towards Friday’s district contest at Port Barre.
Port Barre stands at 1-5 on the season and 0-1 in district. They fell hard to Church Point last week, 34-0.
“They (Port Barre) have good looking players who can hurt you if given the opportunity,” comments Ware about the Red Devils. “On film, they look pretty good and fast. Strange things can happen on game day -- you never know. We just have to be prepared.”
The Wolves are bouncing off a big 33-26 win last week against Livonia, handing the Wildcats their only loss of the season.
“No doubt, it was a big win,” notes Ware on the Livonia game. “We had a great effort from everyone with a few people really taking it up a notch against a quality opponent.”
The Wolf offenseturned in over 500 offensive yards last week, seeing 221 rushing and 284 passing yards on the night.
The Wolves limited Livonia to just over 300 yards on the night and capitalized on turnovers.
Coming into this week’s contest, Rayne High is preparing for a predominantly rushing Port Barre team.The Red Devils were limited to just over 100 offensive yards last week against Church Point, mainly a ground attack.
“I think we are at a good place at this point of the season,” stated Ware of his Wolves. “We have players stepping it up and our key guys are still improving. That’s a good sign at this point of the season.”
With the quality teams awaiting the Wolves with their remaining district slate (Church Point, Eunice and Northwest), Ware feels the tide turning in their district play as compared to the last couple of years.
“We have an opportunity to get district right this season,” Ware noted when looking back to last year’s 0-5 district slate.
“We have one of the toughest districts around,” Ware concludes. “But, we’re off to a good start and these guys have something to prove, that they can win district games.”
The Wolves travel to Port Barre Friday for their second district game of the season. Kickoff is 7 p.m.