Mamou trying to finish the season on a positive note
All the Mamou Demons are hoping for as they finish the season is to end the year on as much of a positive note as possible.
Mamou (1-9, 1-6) will host the Northwest Raiders Friday night in the last regular season contest and, according to head coach Brian Brumfield, are looking to get some more quality time from some of his younger players. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“It has definitely been a challenge for us with all of the injuries we have sustained throughout the course of the year,” stated Brumfield. “I guess the only positive from that is that a bunch of our younger guys are getting a ton of playing time. Sometimes it is like starting the season all over from the beginning when you have to keep trying to get the players lined up in the right spot. But, I will give them this, they are going out in every game and giving all that they have.”
The Demons had to face a number of opponents down the stretch with overwhelming numbers compared to themselves. That disadvantage in numbers and the fact that Mamou has a slew of freshmen and sophomores on the field almost the entire game has taken its toll.
Case in point. Mamou was totally out-matched against league leader Church Point this past week, as the Demons took a hard 53-6 loss.
However, it does not get any easier for Mamou this week. The opponent, Northwest is one of the top teams in Class 3A. Despite, their 6-3 overall record, the Raiders are a talented team that return a number of players from a club that went 12-1 and made a trip to the quarter-finals last season.
“Once again, Northwest is big and talented,” commented Brumfield. “They are coming into this game hungrier than ever because of their loss to Eunice last week. We know they are as good as they were last season. It is going to be a huge obstacle for us.”