LWMA will look to DeWayne Pritchett (above) tonight vs. ECA

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Rangers take on ECA with hopes of getting first win

Published 3:53pm Thursday, September 1, 2011

After falling in their season opening game to Pike Liberal Arts in Troy, the Lyman Ward Military Academy Rangers will look to get on the winning slate tonight when they host Evangel Christian Academy at LWMA.

“Basically, we are going to keep the same game plan as we did against Pike,” Rangers head coach Dwayne Thomas said.
“There were some bright spots for us, so hopefully we can find a way to make some plays.”

One of the biggest bright spots over the course of the season will be the play of defensive back/ running back DeWayne Pritchett on both sides of the ball.
Pritchett, who has drawn college interest from his time on the gridiron, will make the transition from defensive back to line backer for this weeks contest, as ECA runs a spread offense.

“He’s our play-maker on both sides of the ball,” Thomas said.

“We are going to move him and Carlos Vargas to outside linebacker positions in order to get some speed on the outside and make some plays for us defensively.”

ECA comes into the game having yet to win a game on the early season at 0-2, something that Thomas hopes will fuel his guys to get on the board early and stay on top.

“We’ve got a great opportunity to get our first win and get back to .500 early in the season,” Thomas said.
“We’re looking forward to it.”