Constantine hosts Galesburg-Augusta tonight in what should be another step towards the playoffs for the Falcons, which are 4-2 overall and boast the same record in the Kalamazoo Valley Association. The Rams are winless this year and have put up just six points all season. The goal is to get through this one without injury for Constantine.
Coach Shawn Griffith provided a few thoughts during a Q&A earlier this week:
The Rams aren’t much of a threat, but tell us a little bit about what you expect to face?
“Our opponent, Galesburg Augusta, has struggled this year starting with getting kids out to play. They only have 21 kids grades 9-12 and have not won a game yet. They do have two very good running backs, but are so inexperienced up front that they have not been able to turn in many points scored.”
What did you want to accomplish this past week in practice?
“We took a step in the right direction last week by becoming more physical on defense, and must continue to improve as we prepare for not only G-A, but Olivet and Pennfield to end our season.”
Who have been solid players on special teams for you this fall?
“Our special teams “Maniacs” this season include juniors Matt Foura and Jeremiah Schrock, along with seniors Randy Waterman and Sawyer Brown. These kids love to give their bodies up on kick and punt coverage. Our kicking game also got a boost by the addition of sophomore Tristian Butler, up from our JV squad.”