Sacred Heart tries to erase memory of last week’s loss; hosts North Central tomorrow
It was just one of those games last week for the Sacred Heart Trojans (3-3, 0-2), as they fell 32-0 to the Opelousas Catholic Vikings. A game that, in retrospective, you just have to scratch your head and chalk it up to big plays.
“That was a crazy game,” stated Sacred Heart head coach Josh Harper. “Its like we blinked and the score was 29-0. And, the thing about it was, they did not really drive to score their points. In fact their first four scores were basically jump balls that their receivers picked out of the air over our defensive backs.”
“I thought we regrouped in the second half, but, by that time, it was too late,” Harper continued. “Still, our players battled and showed heart all game long. We have had to battle injuries all year long. In fact, we lost our tight end and three offensive linemen in the game Thursday night. I am just hoping we can get a win this week without any injuries at all.”
Winning this week should not be a problem for Sacred Heart. The Trojans will host the North Central Hurricanes, who come into the game with only one win on the season; a week two victory over Mentorship Academy.
North Central averages 6.3 points per game on offense and surrenders an unbelievable 48.1 points per game on defense. The Hurricanes have given up 50 points or more in four of the five games this season.
“I will give them (North Central) this, they are huge,” said Harper. “But, there is no rhyme or reason to what they do on offense. They are 50/50 when it comes to run and pass. When they line up in trips, it is to the right side every time. We are just going to have to come out and be ready to play. If we are fundamentally sound in the way we play tomorrow night, every thing will be fine. We just cannot give them hope they have a chance.”