MAIS previews: Centreville looking to capitalize on success

Published 12:01am Thursday, October 17, 2013

Centreville — Centreville Academy is not satisfied with its undefeated district season and sure playoff spot. With two regular-season game left, including homecoming, the Tigers (7-1, 4-0) are looking to capitalize on their success.

The Tigers play Amite School Center in their homecoming Friday as they’re now hoping to rack up some power points to compliment their undefeated district record.

“This week is homecoming for us, so we’re trying to concentrate on the game,” assistant coach Brian Stutzman said. “This game is very important as far as seeding and power rankings go for the playoffs.”

Stutzman said they’re taking each game as a stepping stone to the playoffs in hopes to make a deep run.

“We’re just moving along trying to get better each game,” he said. “All we can concentrate on is just winning each game; the score doesn’t matter.”

The Tigers are still looking to get some players back from injuries, and Stutzman said though those players will still be out for homecoming, he expects them to be back in uniform for the playoffs.

“We’re nursing some injuries, but we’re hoping to get three or four players back by next week,” Stutzman said.

Stutzman said the last couple of games in the season are always crucial no matter the record, and he said he emphasizes that to his players as much as possible.

“I tell them to take care of business,” Stutzman said. “Good teams show up and play every Friday night, so we have to go play the best we can.”

Centreville kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wilkinson County Christian Academy

Woodville — Wilkinson County Christian Academy head coach David Wright said he knew he put together a tough schedule featuring Adams County Christian School and Trinity Episcopal Day School, but he also knew it would benefit the Rams (3-4, 2-1) in the long run.

Wright said he is expecting his team’s tough schedule to be reviewed when it comes down to what seed they’ll receive for postseason play.

“We’ll get some points for our strength of schedule,” Wright said. “We played the hardest schedule in single A.”

The next tough team on their schedule is Cenla Christian Academy, and Wright said they must continue to play well if they want to head into the playoffs on a high note.

“They’re a very explosive team,” he said. “They played Trinity and ACCS and gave them both a run for their money.

“You want to go into playoffs with a positive mindset, and for us that’s to have ball control. Last week we did a good job with that.”

Wright said he looks to Tyler Radley and Drew Skinner to step up during the last leg of the season to lead the Rams to victory. Radley is leading the Rams’ defense in tackles, and Wright said he must continue his aggressive play against a team like Cenla.

As for Skinner, Wright said he is looking forward to seeing him progress as a player.

“Drew Skinner has developed into a fine player, and I’m looking to see his role expand as we get closer to playoffs,” he said.

The Rams play at 7 p.m. Friday at Cenla.