On September 13 the East Gadsden Jaguars suffered a tough 61-0 loss to the Godby Cougars. Last week the Jaguars were off, the team used the extra time to rest their bodies and do some team-building exercises. East Gadsden’s head coach, Tracy Laing, described the mood of the team after the Godby game as “kind of disturbing’ the game was a big letdown. (We have) got to take the loss and move on. I’m ready to get the Godby game out of sight.”
The Jaguars must show some resiliency this week as they prepare to go on the road Friday to take on a tough Wakulla team. Laing said his team’s preparation for the War Eagles will include “watching film and going back to the basics.”
According to the Jaguar’s head coach, the team’s practices have been high-spirited and up-tempo. The Jaguar’s leader said his plans for the game will be to “play smash-mouth football, put points on the board and let the defense close things out.”
Laing said this is going to be a big game for his team. “I feel confident, and I feel the kids will respond really well, they feel have something to prove.”
The Jaguars have played in several physical ball games this season against some bigger schools, and they still have a tough road ahead, but if they can get healthy and refocus, they can definitely get back to playing like Jags.