2-A-Days Preview: Northwood High School - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

2-A-Days Preview: Northwood High School

Posted: Updated:

With 27 seniors, experience should not be a problem for the Northwood Falcons. It's the expectations that might do them in.

"You've got to get lucky too," said Jim Gatlin, head coach at Southwood. "We've got to stay away from injuries. We've got to have a good attitude. So far that's happened."

With the exception of one offensive lineman out to injury, the Falcons have 19 returning starters from a squad that went deep in the playoffs.

"Practice goes a little easier with those guys that have the experience," said Gatlin. "You're not, you'd spend time with some of the younger ones but it is nice to have the quarterback that we have and the set of receivers that we have. That's definitely going to be our strong point.

"it's a coaches dream but it could be a nightmare if it doesn't go right."

With new additionis to the 4A district this season, the goal of an outright district title has become more of a challenge.

"You throw in the Huntington's, the Woodlawn's, the Fair Parks and now you throw in the N. Desoto's and Loyola's who are used to winning. It's all about who plays the best on Fridays."

  • Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:58:19 GMT
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play atMore >>
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play at Brown-Stroud Field to drop the Demons into a three-way tie for fourth place.More >>
  • H.S. Baseball Parkway defeats Haughton 7-4

    H.S. Baseball Parkway defeats Haughton 7-4

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:58:40 GMT
    The Parkway Panthers hosted the Haughton Bucs on Saturday. This game was tied at one early but the panthers would get it going and put up 6 runs in the 4th. Parkway holds of Haughton and picks up the 7-4More >>
    Parkway holds off Haughton and picks up the 7-4 win.More >>
  • Centenary falls in game 2 to Trinity College 12-3

    Centenary falls in game 2 to Trinity College 12-3

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:14:12 GMT
    The Centenary Gents hosted #3 Trinity College this weekend for a three game series conference match up. Centenary fell on Friday 4-2 in a game that went for 12 innings. The Gents got down early in gameMore >>
    The Centenary Gents take one game away from their weekend series with Trinity University. The Gents currently 11-7 in conference play.More >>
Powered by WorldNow