Vidalia opens district play at home, looking to stay perfect

Published 12:48 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

Though he said the Vikings aren’t quite there yet, Vidalia High School coach Dee Faircloth said his team is on the right track to reestablish its identity as one to beat.

Ranked No. 11 in LHSAA Class 2A, Vidalia kept its win streak and undefeated record alive with a win last week over Homer, 42-8, and now Faircloth wants more.

“We are not there completely, but we are getting there. We are getting our pride back,” Faircloth said. “I hope we can keep going. We have to keep improving, because in football there is no place for you to stay the same. You either improve or get worse.”

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The Vikings (3-0) are set to host Beekman Charter at 7 p.m. Friday for their first district game of the year.

“There are some good ball clubs in the district. They have a big ball club, but they have been struggling,” Faircloth said. “Everything looks good right now, but that could come crashing down at any time. When you play any game, you have to be ready.”

Faircloth said one key to a win Friday will be a good home crowd.

“I hope we get a good crowd,” he said. “We need all our people in the stands. The kids play better that way.”

Faircloth also said if his team remains in high spirits, everything should work out.

“I think our attitude is pretty good right now. We just have to keep it,” he said.