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Hornets down to last shot

The Dallas County High School Hornets will have one more shot at scoring a win when they travel to Calera Friday night. -- File photo

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

The Dallas County Hornets football team will take the field Friday with a mission to end the season on a high note.

The Hornets (0-9, 0-7) will hit the road to play the Calera Eagles (3-6, 2-5) Friday at 7 p.m. in the final game of the season.

Hornets head coach Willie Moore said his team is going to try to go out and compete.

“We’re just going to go out and see if we can compete 100 percent each quarter and not worry about what’s on the scoreboard,” Moore said. “We’re at that point in the season where we’re just trying to find something positive to take over into offseason training, so that’s going to be our focus Friday night, not necessarily the final score.”

Moore said it would be a huge confidence builder if the Hornets can finish the season with a win.

“It would be a big boost of confidence for the kids,” Moore said. “Sometimes when you get a win on Friday it makes you work harder going into the next week, so it would be a very big accomplishment for us.”

Moore said Calera won’t be an easy opponent to defeat.

“They’ve got some big guys,” Moore said. “They’ve got a combination speed, power and they’ve also got a very good football IQ. They’ve got a good combination of seniors. They’ve also got good athletes who are football players, not just athletes who play football.”

Moore said his team will also be battling injuries Friday night.

“The injury bug kind of hit us at a bad time,” Moore said. “What we’re focusing on this week is basically trying to figure out who we’re going to have, and make sure we can line up and have our packages in.”
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