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Rangers searching for first victory

Published 5:45pm Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The road has been tough so far for the Lyman Ward Rangers football program as they are sitting at 0-5 looking to tomorrow nights game against rival Lee-Scott (4-1).

“Its a good little rivalry game,” LWMA head coach Dwayne Thomas said.
“They are going to come in here hoping to get a win and spread the ball around the field on our defense, so we are going to have to come to play.”

Defensively, the Rangers will look to slow down a Lee-Scott offfense that is averaging 27 points per game heading into Friday night, as the Ranger defense is giving up an average of  48 points per game.

“We want to establish our emphasis on stopping the run early on and then we’ll look to slow them down on the outside,” Thomas said.

Offensively, it is all about running back and college prospect DeWayne Pritchett who has nearly 500 total yards on the season for LWMA.

“We’ve got to make sure we get DeWayne the ball on the outside and in space so that he can use his athleticism to get the ball in the end zone,” Thomas said. “With DeWayne, (fullback) Van Zant, and (quarterback) Hilton we feel that we can make some plays.”

LWMA and Lee-Scott are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff tomorrow night in Camp Hill.