WCCA to host first home game

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, September 3, 2013

WOODVILLE — Wilkinson County Christian Academy is still searching for its first win as it hosts its home opener Friday against Bowling Green School.

The Rams (0-2) dropped their second game in as many weeks against Tri-County Academy Friday, 38-14. Both of WCCA’s losses have come against Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA teams. “You’re going up against good coaching and kids that might want to play in college,” WCCA head coach David Wright said of scheduling Double-A teams.

“We’ve had success in Single-A in the past two years with a predominantly Single-A schedule. I’m trying to motivate my players even more by taking on bigger and better teams to prepare for later in the season.”

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At the same time, Wright said he realizes that scheduling bigger schools might mean a slow start to the season.

“You do risk losing, and that’s what’s happened the last two weeks,” Wright said. “But we want to win the last one, and that’s still there for us.”

Bowling Green (0-2) of Franklinton, La., is also a Class AA team, and Wright said he expects the Buccaneers to rebound after a 27-12 loss against Oak Forest Academy last week.

“They’re a versatile offensive team with several formations they use, and they have speed at certain areas that we’ll have to account for,” Wright said. “The path doesn’t get any easier for us. We still have to improve quarter by quarter.”

Wright said the key to winning Friday night will be playing well all four quarters and starting the game well.

“It’s our first home game of the year, so I think our boys are excited to finally play in front of our home fans,” he said.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Friday.