It is the beginning of the work week for parents. And for students, the thought of having to wake up early to get ready for school can be quite excruciating.
Then again, Mondays can be quite enjoyable for a head football coach, his coaching staff and players who are still basking in the glow of Friday night’s overtime victory.
“It was a very enjoyable weekend, plus we have had a great week of practice,” said coach Vince DiLorenzo, whose Woodland Wildcats (2-5, 2-5) are coming off a 28-27 overtime victory against Paulding County. “Thinking about it now, even the air smelled fresher Monday morning.”
Thoughts of duplicating those same thoughts this weekend began in earnest Monday afternoon for the Wildcats, as they began preparing for Friday night’s home game against the Lithia Springs Lions. Winning its second straight game will be foremost on the minds of the 23 seniors who will be honored.
For that to happen, “We will have to focus on our assignments and execution, not on their record,” DiLorenzo said. “They are a formidable opponent who wants to win as bad as we do.”
Woodland’s overtime victory over the Paulding County Patriots was its second of the season; Lithia Springs (0-6, 0-6) is coming off a 21-7 loss to Villa Rica. The Lions lost to the Patriots, 17-14, in late September.
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