Lyman Ward is still in search of its first victory as the Fighting Rangers host their second home game tonight.
Lyman Ward will matchup with Tuscaloosa Christian, a team that’s 1-2 overall,1-1 in the region and defending state champion for eight-man football.
“They’ve got a real good quarterback and a real good tailback,” said Fighting Rangers head coach Keith Elliott. “We’re going to have to focus on stopping them.”
The Fighting Rangers head into their third week of play on the heels of last week’s 48-32 loss against Hope Christian for a season record of 0-3. In hopes of rallying for a home win tonight, Lyman Ward will have to improve its defense.
“Obviously that’s a weak spot for us,” Elliott said.
The coach spent this week addressing some of last week’s mistakes on the field in preparation for tonight’s game.
“We had way too many penalties,” Elliott said.
The Fighting Rangers will also look to maintaining possession and moving the ball down the field.
“We’ve got to win the turnover battle,” Elliott said.
That battle will be fought minus at least two players who have been out this week with minor injuries.
“But that just gives us the opportunity to play other kids,” Elliott said.
Despite Lyman Ward’s winless record so far this season, the coach is proud of what he has seen.
“As long as we’re improving, I believe we can turn the tables on this season,” Elliott said.
Kick off is at 7 p.m. tonight at Ranger Stadium.