Eagles ready to turn a corner

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016

0907-spt-PHS-MHS2The Pleasant Home Eagles (1-3) prepare to turn a corner as they face Class 1A, Region 2 opponent Houston County Friday night in Pleasant Home.

“We started out the season with a win and the kids got that taste in their mouths,” Eagles’ head coach Chris Mason said. “They knew it was going to be a tough few weeks after that and I was pleased with their understanding that it’s a long season.”

Mason said that that understanding could help the Eagles turn the corner to success.

“This group has such a positive attitude,” Mason said. “This could be one of those games that really helps us turn the corner. They know we are so close to turning the corner, and they have kept great attitudes no matter the situation.”

Mason said that the team is eager to improve.

“We just came out of probably the toughest two-week stretch of our schedule,”  Mason said. “These kids haven’t let that get them down. They know that there are still wins left on the schedule. They come in every day eager to improve. This bunch wants to start a winning trend, and hopefully, this can be a game that starts that trend and gives this team a strong push to the end of the season.”

Mason said that the team believes they can win, but they still must focus on the task at hand on Friday night.

“We have the ability to beat this team,” Mason said. “They have a lot of players, but from watching them on film I’ve noticed that they play nine guys on both side of the ball just like we do. We have to just go out there at take it one play at a time.”

If the Eagles can keep it close, Mason said that his kids can get the win.

“Our team has a tough mentality, and that’s going be important on Friday night,” Mason said. “They have a couple of guys that can really make plays in space. Our goal is going to be to limit the big plays and keep the game close at the end. If we keep the close, with out mentality, we have a chance to get the win.”

Pleasant Home and Houston County will kickoff at 7 p.m., Friday at Eagle Stadium.