WCCA sees delay for opener

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WOODVILLE — Some coaches might not like playing one less game in a season, but Wilkinson County Christian Academy head coach David Wright said he doesn’t mind as much.

Ben’s Ford Christian School was scheduled to host WCCA Friday, but Wright said Ben’s Ford pulled out of the game, leaving the Rams with an open date at the start of the season.

“It didn’t bother me,” Wright said. “It kind of lets the coaching staff go out and scout opponents, which is especially important with me not being from here. It gives me another week to get to know these teams.”

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The Rams will open their season at Prentiss Christian School Aug. 24.

Wright said not having a game for one week won’t set things back for his team, even though it means one less chance for his players to see live game action.

“We’re preparing our offense and our defense, and we’re going at it,” Wright said of practice this week.

With last Saturday’s jamboree game against Cathedral High School in the books, Wright said he was glad to get the exhibition game in. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but rain forced the game to be moved to Saturday.

“The jamboree was good, but I’m not sure how hard you look into preseason games,” Wright said. “It wasn’t going to affect us if we didn’t play, but it was good to get a look at the team Saturday.

The players and coaches had a chance to mingle with parents Monday night, as WCCA hosted Meet the Rams Monday evening. Wright said his message to the fans was to make sure all of the school’s athletic programs get the attention they need.

“We want them to support all the teams, not just football, but our whole athletic program,” Wright said.