Updated Fri, Oct 14, 2011 11:35 am
Week eight against Wahama is a game that South Gallia has been waiting been for. The Rebels have been anxious to get another taste at the TVC-Hocking championship and this is their last chance.
South Gallia lost in week three to Trimble 18-14 which put a slight damper on their TVC-Hocking championship hopes. South Gallia Coach Jason Peck was frustrated by the loss. “I’m a realist we were still fresh in that game a big trick play turned that game around and we are too disciplined to let that happen again,” said Peck.
Since the loss South Gallia has crushed their competition. They have outscored their opponents 184-20 including a 62-7 wallop over Belpre last week.
“Our kids have physically changed this year. We are working hard in the weight room. I knew we would be physical but I didn’t expect us to be this explosive,” said Peck.
The Rebels have to play near perfect football to beat Wahama this week.
“We have to block and tackle. Turnovers and Penalties we definitely can’t have that,” Said Peck.
A lot would change in the TVC-Hocking if Wahama would lose to South Gallia. The Rebels would force a three-way tie in the TVC-Hocking with Trimble and Wahama. If this scenario plays out for the next games it would be a three way split for the TVC-Hocking crown.
“We need to be able to stop their running game. They seem to be a strong up the middle running team. They will attack from the outside if we bunch up inside. And their able to throw the football in away if you defend too hard it’s going to cost you,” Said Wahama Coach Ed Cromley.
Wahama also has been dominant this year and have yet to be challenged this season. With all these blowouts, the White Falcons has been able to get their youth onto the field.
“I think this season we’re getting a lot young guys a chance to play. That’s going to help them. Some of the guys we put out there have increased their playing ability,” Said Cromley
This game may come down to which teams’ seniors wants the victory more. Both Wahama and South Gallia have multiple seniors in their line ups and have lots of playing experience between the two teams.