WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School looks to get back on track tonight after an ugly outing against Brookland-Cayce last Friday night.
Coach Demetrius Davis said he would like to see more, especially from his young defense, as the season progresses.
“We didn’t play good and you know it was kind of one of those things where you didn’t know how we were going to respond being that we had so many guys playing their first varsity game or starting their first varsity game,” Davis said.
Still, there were some high notes for the Griffins. The running game moved the ball early and often. Coach Davis was very happy with that aspect.
“We moved the ball pretty much at will,” he said. “We ran the ball. They’re pretty much one of the better D lines we’ll play all year, one of the better D lines in the state.”
While the defense showed a good deal of potential, it was just worn down eventually. It was an especially tough hit when BC converted a fake punt on fourth and long on the way to scoring late in the first half.
“That fake punt they ran was pretty big,” he said. “We would have got the ball back up 18-7, so that was big.”
One big area where Davis would like to see improvement is on special teams, after the Griffins failed to convert any extra points last week.
“Hopefully we can make a PAT,” he said Thursday. “That’s going to be a highlight of my day if we can make a PAT tomorrow.”
This week looks to provide another big challenge as rival Chester comes into town off a huge win last week.
That won’t change how the Griffins approach Friday night though.
“We’ll be blessed to win this game by one tomorrow,” Davis said. “They’re a totally different Chester team coming tomorrow. They’re believing they’ve found a quarterback walking the halls that can really do it, so it’s going to be a tough football game tomorrow.”
Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. at Fairfield Central High School.