Knox County got into the win column last week when they beat Fayette, now the Eagles look forward to facing a Paris team that they dominated last season. However, this isn’t the 2012 Coyotes. They have already won two games. Last season, they only won three. They have dispatched of two Tri-Rivers teams in Schuyler County and North Shelby by a combined 74-16 score. They allowed those 16 points on the first two possessions of the season to SC, so they have shut out the Raiders and Rams for seven quarters. All of this has gotten the attention of Knox County head coach Alex VanDelft and his Eagles.
“Paris is a good team and has beaten two teams in our conference, as well as playing a close game against a quality opponent in Hallsville. We will have our hands full because our game plan for Paris is to try and slow down their high-powered offense, which hasn't been done yet,” said VanDelft.
This poses a problem possibly for Eagle players, who remember beating Paris twice last season by scores of 45-12 and 60-0.
“We aren't overlooking anyone at this point. We are 1-2 and ranked 5th in the district, two things we would like to improve upon. It is especially hard to overlook a team that is 2-1 and has thrown 12 passing touchdowns this year,” said VanDelft.
Week 4 finally brings a home game for the Eagles, and it is also homecoming for KC adding to excitement of the home opener.
“We are excited to finally play in front of a home crowd. The school district has made a lot of improvements to the football facility and we are all excited to finally get to use them,” said VanDelft.
Pairs, like KC, has a potent offensive attack. The Eagles defense is coming off their best defensive outing of the season and need to keep making strides.
“I expect the team to continue to show improvement on the defensive side of the ball. Last week we shut out Fayette in the second half and we hope to build off of that success,” said VanDelft.