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WCCA takes break from district games this week

WOODVILLE — The Wilkinson County Christian Academy football team will take a break from MAIS District 3-A play Friday to travel to Heidelberg to face Heidelberg Academy.

The Rams are 4-1 halfway through their regular season, and head coach David Wright said Friday’s game is big for the team to keep its momentum.

“We have a target on our backs being in the position we are in right now in the state and district, so we need to win to keep our season going in the right direction.”

Wright said Heidelberg (0-4) will provide a challenge for the WCCA coaching staff this week.

“They’ve run a different offense in every game this year,” Wright said. “So from a coaching stand point, we kind of have to see what they did last week to see what they did well and make sure we can attack that defensively.”

Wright said quarterback Taylor Prevost will continue to be the key for the Rams’ offense to have success.

On the defensive side of the ball, Wright said defensive lineman Tyler Radley has really developed into a playmaker and will need to make plays Friday.

“Tyler Radley had a huge performance on the defensive line last Friday,” Wright said.

Radley finished WCCA’s win over Claiborne Academy with 14 tackles and five tackles for loss.

Wright said it is important for the Rams to prepare well and play well against Heidelberg, because it is possible Friday’s game will be the first of two matchups between the two teams.

If WCCA accomplishes its goal of maintaining the top spot in its district, and Heidelberg fights its way into the fourth playoff spot in MAIS District 4-A the two teams will face off in the first round of the playoffs, Wright said.

The Rams will travel to Heidelberg with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.