Green Wave hit road for district clash

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After taking their first loss of the season two weeks ago against Oak Forest, the Cathedral Green Wave have been on a mission to re-establish themselves as the best in Class 1A.

The Green Wave took a step in the right direction against Salem last week with a 28-12 win. Now, they turn their attention to another district foe, Dexter.

“We’re getting ready for Dexter,” Cathedral head coach Ron Rushing said. “They’ve given us some problems in the past, and we are trying to take things one week at a time.”

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The Green Wave (8-1) appear to have an easy matchup in the Bulldogs (1-7), but Rushing isn’t overlooking them.

“They are fast and athletic, but aren’t really big,” he said. “They are down to about 18-20 players and run out of the spread.”

Speed is something that Cathedral had trouble combating against Oak Forest, but Rushing believes that game will be helpful for this week.

“The more you see it the more you become accustomed to it,” he said. “We certainly learned from that game.”

With the win last Friday, Rushing said his kids are back in the right mindset heading into the final two games of the regular season.

“Salem had beaten us the last two years,” he said. “It was a tough ball game, but the kids have been more confident than they have been.”

With just two games left, Rushing said he’s still working to get his team to play their best football.

“We talked about the last 3-4 weeks getting on a roll,” he said. “I told them, and don’t mind telling anyone, that I don’t think we’ve played our best ball yet, but hopefully these last two weeks we will.”

Cathedral and Dexter are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff in Tylertown.