Crockett and Corrigan will be meeting in the third round of playoffs, but this won’t be their first time meeting this season.
Earlier in the year when the Bulldogs brawled, Crockett won big against Corrigan 71-22. Granted, Corrigan met Crockett right after the back end of losing several of their key players.
“We're really looking forward to this game because the last game we were a little shorthanded going into district but now we're rolling and we're ready for it,” said Corrigan running back Lakendrick Moore.
“The first time they got us good but this time we're a completely different team,” said Corrigan linebacker La’darius Hamilton. “We're working hard, we’re hungry and we're ready to go at them.”
“Crockett's gotten better too but we think we're a little different football team than what we put on the field that night,” said Corrigan head coach Seven Armstrong.
Crockett is well aware they'll have to handle a completely different Corrigan team this time around. It will be an exciting game for spectators to watch two teams with two different explosive and effective offenses go back and forth.
“We're going to run the football in Corrigan. Everyone knows that. Crockett knows that, the people in the stands know that, it's no secret,” said Armstrong.
“It's going to be hard to stop them but if we come out with a lot of intensity, I feel like we can stop them,” said Crockett defensive end Xavion Dixon. “If we just come out ready to play, have our head on right, it will be a good game.”
Then on the other end you'll see Crockett's Case Robinson sling the ball, looking to break down Corrigan in the back field. That type of play is something Corrigan is emphasizing in their preparation this week.
“I feel very confident in my secondary backs. We stepped up in the past couple games and feel we're confident to stop them,” said Moore.
“We know what they're going to do and they know what we're going to do,” said Crockett head coach Jimmy Thompson. “It's just a matter of who executes.”
“I feel the games going to be hyped, pumped up and a crazy game,” said Hamilton.
Crockett currently is on a five-game win streak after beating a formally undefeated Jarrell team last week. Then you have Corrigan who has averaged 56 points a game in their postseason run. It will be quite a game hosted by Lufkin's Abe Martin Stadium Friday night starting at 7:30.
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