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Trojans looking for second win

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

Following an injury- plagued first half of the season, the Meadowview Christian School Trojans football team will try to get on track for the rest of the year starting Friday night.

The Trojans (1-5, 0-3) will return home to Wasden Field to play the Coosa Valley Academy Rebels (0-6, 0-3) in a region game Friday at 7 p.m. Meadowview head football coach John Glasscock said his team has to overcome its injuries.

“We had seven people not dressed out Friday night, four of them starters,” Glasscock said. “It hurt us tremendously. It took our depth away. We were making improvements, and still are, but we just got all these injuries that are bumming our kids up.”

Glasscock said the Rebels will try to take down the Trojans with a spread attack.

“They’re going to spread out all over the field and they’re going to take snaps out of the shotgun,” Glasscock said. “They’ve got a lot of skilled athletes. They’re just going to throw the ball a lot.”

Glasscock said the Trojans will have to slow down the Rebels’ passing attack in order to have a chance to win the ballgame.

“We’re going to try and match up with their skilled athletes the best we can and control the pass, contain the quarterback and not let him get out of the pocket,” Glasscock said. “We’re going to have to move the football offensively, control it and run the clock. We’ve got to make some things happen and play real good defense.”

Glasscock said special teams could also play a key part in deciding who wins Friday night’s game.

“Our kicking game has got to hold up,” Glasscock said. “We can’t make mistakes there.”

Hopefully, we can force them into some mistakes in their kicking game.”