The Aggies of Forrest County Agriculture High School are coming off back-to-back losses and are looking to get back on track against West Marion this Friday.
The Aggies have seen some improvement but Coach Brad Calcote believes there is room for more.
“Our defense played well,” he said. “Our offense played bad but later started figuring out some things. We felt like we got some bad calls and had about 50 bad executions. We can only blame it on ourselves as we move forward to face a challenging team.”
The FCAHS team will be tested this week as they face 3-0 West Marion. The Trojans are averaging 224 yards rushing and 123 yards passing with 13 total touchdowns on offense through three games.
The defense has only given up 13 points on the season with two games resulting in a shutout. Last year the Trojans defeated FCAHS 38-19.
“West Marion is a good football team,” Calcote said. “I feel like they are physical, can run the football and are speedy on defense. They beat up on us pretty good last year but watching them on film, they are the best team we have seen this year.
“I feel like after the loss the other night, we had every reason to lay down. But I feel like we are a better football team as a result of the loss. I told the guys to just keep the effort up and it will all pay off in the end.”
FCAHS has not played an opponent with a losing record in the past three weeks.
“I was just thinking that Pass Christian was 1-0, Bay High was 2-0 and now West Marion being 3-0,” he said. “I’m about to tell the guys, ‘Let’s be that someone’s first blemish. Let’s go out there and execute and play hard.
“If they are wearing red on Friday night, we are going to target them,” Calcote said. “They play extremely hard and have a different mentality over there. I don’t know if we can run with them, but hopefully we play hard and match their intensity.”
Game time is set for 7 pm at West Marion.