CA hopes to avoid distractions

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Centreville — As Centreville Academy goes into Friday’s game against Amite School Center, the main thing the Centreville coaches have to worry about is the distractions Homecoming can cause.

While Homecoming events are a blast for alumni and current students, the football team must be free from the distractions in order to play a solid game on Friday night.

That is the lesson Centreville coaches are trying to instill in their players as they prepare to play Amite.

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“There will be a lot of distractions this week,” Centreville assistant coach Brian Stutzman said. “We’re trying to keep them levelheaded and remind them this is a conference game, which is what’s important.”

The Tigers (6-1, 3-0 MPSA District 5-AA) are the fifth ranked team in Class AA and are coming off a 40-14 thrashing of Silliman last week.

Amite, meanwhile, comes into the game at 0-7, including a 42-6 loss to the same Silliman team Centreville pounded last week.

Amite is coming off a 36-13 loss to Alpha Christian last Friday.

“We just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Stutzman said. “We want to play fundamental football and get through the game without any injuries.”