Pierce City Coach Mac Whitehead has a problem with his Eagles football team. A problem that he hopes will payoff in Friday's home match with Diamond
"I have five or six guys on this team with big play capability," Whitehead said. "I knew that we had some players on this team that were quick, but not this many. This team just gets better each week."
The advantage to having so many scoring threats is that teams can't focus on one player.
"It is definitely a good problem to have," Whitehead added. "Now the coaching staff and I have to figure out how to get them all involved."
Standing in the way of a perfect 3-0 record is the Diamond Wildcats.
"We cannot look past the Wildcats," Whitehead said. "Their running back Jarren Reinhart runs hard and is tough to bring down. Diamond will run to try to set up the pass. We have to be ready."
The Eagles plan to open up the offense a little more against the Wildcats.
"Offensively, we want to open it up a little bit," Whitehead said. "We need to throw it more. We have only 10 pass attempts on the season and need to be more balanced.
"Defensively, we need to come out and be aggressive. Take Diamond out of its rhythm," Whitehead continued. "We want to hit them hard enough that they are sore on Saturday. When teams play Pierce City we want them to remember us for how well we played defensively and how hard we hit."
Kickoff is 7 p.m. Friday night.