Demons focus on continuing to improve; host Eunice High
Youth can be a blessing and a liability when it comes to high school football programs.
On the one hand, knowing that most of your players will be around for a few years, gives a coaching staff a chance to develop a team.
However, having a young squad can prove challenging, especially when your team resides in one of the toughest districts in the state.
Such is the case for the Mamou High. The Demons have been fighting the youthful mistakes that have led to an overall record of 1-6 and a district record of 1-3. But, according to Mamou head coach Brian Brumfield, his team is getting more and more exprerience every week.
“The way I look at it, we are all on this learning path together,” stated Brumfield. “Our team has not thrown in the towel all season long. I can see us improving in one aspect or another every week. This year has had its ups and downs, but these players are continuing to fight every game.”
Last week, the Demons faced a desperate Crowley team needing another win in district to pull even at 2-2. The Gents did not let Mamou get much momentum from the start, as they held a 27-0 lead at halftime en route to a 48-0 win.
Despite the loss, Brumfield saw some positives in the play of the Demons.
“Our running game was not bad,” said Brumfield. “I think we rushed for four yards a carry. If we can continue to do that, I think we can make a run at some teams in the remaining part of our schedule.”
Mamou will get a chance to prove themselves once more, as they host a Eunice Bobcat team that comes in with an overall record of 3-4 and a district record of 2-2.
The Bobcats defeated Pine Prairie 27-13 last week and beat Port Barre two weeks ago. Eunice’s two losses in district are to Church Point and Crowley.
The Bobcats average 19.3 points per game and give up 21 an average of 21 points per game.