It’s a must win for WCCA this Friday against Tallulah

Published 12:08 am Thursday, September 27, 2007

WOODVILLE — For the first time since week one, WCCA’s offense was able to put a lot of points on the board and defeat Franklin Academy 40-22.

The Rams will have to stay focused as they prepare to play the winless Tallulah Academy Trojans Friday at 7 p.m. in what head coach Sam Byrd IV called another must-win game for his team District 6-A action.

“So far they’ve done real well,” Byrd said. “The kids seem to be focused on the task at hand.”

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WCCA goes into this game with a two-game winning streak. The Rams are 3-2 overall and 2-2 in district play. Tallulah Academy is 0-5 overall.

“They’re a scrappy young bunch. They have only two starters who are upperclassmen,” Byrd said. “They’ve been in a lot of close games.”

He added that Tallulah Academy’s offense is about 50-50 run and pass.

“We’re going to run our base defense,” Byrd said. “Just play sound defense.”

Led by Cody Cullen and Trumaine Norwood, the Rams ran for 411 yards in the win over the Cougars. Cullen had 218 yards and two touchdowns while Norwood had 196 yards and four touchdowns.

“They did a good job. Cullen had a 95-yard run that opened it up for us. Trumaine has been a workforce the last couple of weeks. He had 191 yards against Claiborne. Cullen did a wonderful job running the offense,” Byrd said.

But the Rams had trouble putting points on the board in the first half against Franklin Academy – something Byrd hopes doesn’t happen this Friday night.

“We had a couple of drives stall at the goal line,” he said. “The second half, we scored the points that we needed to.”