Wolves eager to get back on the field
by LAVONTE YOUNG
The Fayetteville Wolves are eager to get back on the field after having to forfeit last week’s game against Verbena due to salmonella poisoning. Fayetteville head coach John Limbaugh said his players came back to practice on Monday very enthused about being back on the field.

“We didn’t have all of them out, we had some of them still out there,” Limbaugh said. “We had some key players that were sick. We kept pushing through it and we practiced with the kids that we had. We got these guys back, they were hungry and they just fell back in there. We’ve really had a great week of practice. We had a light practice on Monday since we were getting them back in there. Practices on Tuesday and today (Wednesday) were very spirited and great. Our guys are hungry to get back on the field.”

Limbaugh said he appreciates the Fayetteville community for everything that they did for the school and the football team last week.

“One thing I have been talking about is our community, our school and program all being one team,” Limbaugh said. “What just happened recently with our kids getting sick, I think I saw our whole community come together like a family should. This is a strong family and I appreciate every one in the community that are involved and support our program.”

Loachapoka enters Friday’s game looking to take a step closer to clinching their 12th straight playoff berth. The Indians overcame three turnovers in the first half to defeat Winterboro, 21-0 last week.

“Coach Tate has always had a good team,” Limbaugh said. “They have some good athletes. Their quarterback, Jywon Moss is going to be a hard handle for us. He is a real athletic quarterback. He can run it and throw it. We are going to have to bottle him up, because he is a good one. Juwan Turk is their tailback. He likes to get out on the edge so we are going to have to watch him. Their fullback, Jaquavious Jackson is a pretty good one. They like to throw out to Wakeem Huguley, so we have our work cut out for us. Our kids are up for the challenge and they are looking forward to it.”

The Wolves defeated ASD, 47-0 in their last game played on Sept.28.

“It was a good win for us,” Limbaugh said. “My hat’s off to ASD. It was a good win for our team. It showed our team what we are capable of doing when go out there and hit on all cylinders. It was good for us, but we didn’t have time to enjoy the win. We started getting sick the next day. It did do a lot for our team and I think we are looking at the season half of the season as a season within it’s self. That was game one of the second half of the season. We have to move on to this game here and see if we can get some good things accomplished.”

Winning the battle up front and not turning the ball over are two of the keys if the Wolves are going to earn their second win of the season.

“We got to bring some pressure to them,” Limbaugh said. “ We can’t let them get out in space. That is where they will hurt you. We have to play good, sound, and disciplined football on the defensive side of the ball. We can’t have silly mistakes like turnovers or anything like that on the offensive side of the ball. We have to play our ball game. We need to control the clock and control the line of scrimmage. That is really where the ball game will be won at the line of scrimmage. I think our five guys are up to the task. The offensive line has been working very hard this week and they are looking forward to the game on Friday.”

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