The playoffs are nothing new for San Augustine.
“I believe that we're playing some of our best football right now,” said senior Jamikel Roberts. “As the season goes on, we're getting better and better each game.”
The Wolves are coming off a 24-13 win over Harleton and next up for San Augustine is Centerville.
The Tigers had a bye week while the Wolves were in playoff action, but San Augustine hasn't viewed playing a game as a crutch entering the area round.
“I see it as an advantage for us for taking no days off and preparing for what's ahead each week, every day,” said Roberts.
“We saw some young kids grow up. They really matured in that one playoff game and overcame a lot of obstacles,” said head coach Donald Hubbard. “It was very cold last week and we told them to control what they could control. They played through it, played well, and grew up as a team. They have really come together and bonded. They're playing very well as a team right now.”
While Centerville swept their district going undefeated, there's one thing the Wolves said that team has yet to face
“They've never played a team like us,” said Roberts.
As the Wolves prepare for what they said is a ground and pound type of team, they understand sticking to their assignments and reading their keys is a must.
Most importantly, they said they can't lose their true identity and that's being able to put some big points on the board.
“We can't make mistakes. We've got to be perfect on the offensive side of the ball and take advantage of big plays. We can ground and pound like we need to,” said Hubbard.
Centerville has mirrored San Augustine in a sense that they also have been a playoff team year in and year out, but only one team will be able to define themselves as area champions Friday night.
“We know who they are, what they do, we know what they're very good at it, and it's our job to be better than them Friday night,” said Hubbard.
“We're playing hard every play, every chance that we get, to try and keep playing and playing until we finally get to the championship,” said Roberts.
These two will be playing at Troup's Tiger Stadium Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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