Rangers go for first win vs. Pike LiberalPublished 9:03am Wednesday, September 5, 2012
After a summer that saw an increase in numbers and some success in their fall jamboree game, Lyman Ward Military comes into the third week of the AISA season at an 0-2 mark, after last week’s 69-21 loss to Tuscaloosa Academy.
“Tackling is the bottom line,” said Lyman Ward second year head coach Dwayne Thomas after being asked about what his team is looking to improve on heading into Friday night’s matchup against Pike Liberal Arts.
“We proved to ourselves that we can put points on the board, but we didn’t do nearly enough defensively.
“We’re getting to the point of attack, but we have to wrap up and be more physical.”
LWMA will call on linebackers Malcolm Griffith and Berez Phillips to reinstate the defensive mindset against the spread offense of Pike Liberal Arts Friday night, something that Thomas hopes will effect everyone on his team.
“There is work to be done across the field, but we’re getting better,” Thomas added.
LWMA and Pike Liberal Arts are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday night in Camp Hill.