The 9th-ranked Falcons dropped to 2-2 overall and in the Kalamazoo Valley Association after Friday’s 44-26 loss at Parchment. Constantine coach Shawn Griffith left the game very concerned about his team’s tackling after the Panthers were able to convert big-chunk plays. The Falcons, after two consecutive trips to the Division 6 state finals, will enter Week 5 outside of the Associated Press top-10 poll, but this program isn’t afraid to roll up its sleeves and find a solution.
Luhk Mullendore had two receptions for 19 yards and a team-high nine tackles for Constantine. He talked to JoeInsider.com after the game.
What contributed to the loss?
“Well, we came out flat in the first half and kept giving them chances to score and taking our chances away. They were more physical than we were. But we are going to use this as fuel to prepare and get better for next week (at Kalamazoo Christian). That’s all we can do.”
On being .500 after first four games:
It has happened to us in the past before. We just need to get our heads on the right way and have a solid week of practice. I have faith in my team. And as a captain, I will be doing my best to help set our priorities and help get everyone better.
“I’ll just say that all the criticism is only used as motivation. We can only worry about the team. That’s what makes us go: being a family.”
What does the squad need to do collectively to improve its tackling?
“Well, we do millions of tackling drills. We just need to take it from practice and put it on the field. We just need to improve in every area.”