CARSON CITY — There’s no need to tell Carson City-Crystal’s football team what’s at stake today in Mount Pleasant.
The Eagles are going there today to face the Sacred Heart Irish, with both teams sitting at 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Mid-State Activities Conference South Division.
The winner of the game will clinch at least a share of the division title with one game to go.
CC-Crystal coach Devin Pringle has been getting his team ready for the game and likes what he’s seen.
“It’s been a great week of preparation, a great week of practice,” Pringle said. “No regrets, no thinking about if we should have watched more tape. We feel like we’ve done everything we can do to get ready and it’s a matter of who can execute and get it done.”
The Irish, who haven’t lost a conference game since losing to Vestaburg Sept. 28, 2007, was easy to look at, Pringle noted.
“The single basic thing I’ll say is they win,” he said. “There’s a reason they haven’t lost a conference game in six consecutive years. They’re well-coached, they have some skill kids that can head 80 yards if they’re given a crease.”
On defense “They’re a good defensively football team,” Pringle said of the Irish.
“Their (Sacred Heart’s) linebackers are extremely fast. Their kids flow and fill extremely fast,” he said. “You have to be ready to deal with that and we’ve done some things to put our selves in a position to make plays. We know it’s not going to be a blowout. It’s going to be a fistfight and it will go down to the fourth quarter.”
Pringle noted the Eagles are looking at trying to do some different things to try to beat the Irish.
“I think we’re going to have to do some things than we’re accustomed to doing,” he said. “We may have to throw more than we’re accustomed. We are going to have to prevent them from making the big play. If they can methodically move down the field we’ll live with that. We just can’t allow them to get the big play.”