The Pleasant Ridge Rams will continue the 2018 season looking for the second win of the season. After dropping the home opener against Troy 18-0, the 1-1 Rams look to be victorious on Friday against McLouth.
After six turnovers and multiple penalties against Troy, head coach Pat McCollim saw hard work out of his players to fix the issues from the second game.
“This team responded well and practiced very hard to correct the mistakes that got us beat last week,” McCollim said. “We feel that we did a lot to beat ourselves last week and the kids have really focused on eliminating our mental mistakes.”
The Rams’ focus on playing with discipline will be needed in their game against the Bulldogs.
“McLouth is a much improved team from last year,” McCollim said. “And they have a lot of kids who have two or three years of playing experience. So we are going to have to be disciplined in our responsibilities to contain their very mobile quarterback and be sure to take care of the football on offense.”
The contest will be the Rams’ homecoming game.
“Homecoming is special for many reasons,” McCollim said. “I think the kids know that we always have bigger crowds as well as alumni that they grew up watching at the game adding to their motivation to play their best.”
This year’s homecoming game will come with a twist. Due to field conditions at the high school football field, the Rams and Bulldogs will play their game at Pioneer Stadium on the Leavenworth High School campus. The Rams will still be the home team, but will play on the turf field in Leavenworth instead of the grass field in Easton.
The Leavenworth Times will be covering the game this Friday. Follow our Twitter @LVTSportsGuy for updates.