Head Coach Eric Sagrecy’s main objective over the recent off week was to get his WC Commanders (2-4, 1-2) completely healthy.
And he feels that this goal has been accomplished.
“For the most part, we’re not nicked up and banged up anymore,” Sagrecy said. “Our only major injury right now is (starting quarterback and linebacker) Morgan Churchill. He’s still day-to-day, but we’ll see how he continues to progress. The main thing is that we got a lot of guys healthy.”
With the Shawnee Golden Eagles (3-4, 1-3) coming up, a team that is a half-game behind the Commanders in the district, the timing could not have been better, according to Sagrecy.
Sagrecy believes that the Golden Eagles’ greatest strength is their “ability to run to the ball on defense.”
“They may be as good as any team we’ve seen in that respect,” Sagrecy said. “They don’t have a lot of kids, but they all play really hard.”
Last week, Shawnee was able to record a commanding win against the Thomas Nelson Generals, a victory that was similar to that of the Commanders’ own convincing win over Thomas Nelson.
Sagrecy believes that his team’s showing this week will show how well the team has progressed, and that has been his primary focus heading into the game.
“This game’s going to show the fans if we’ve gotten any better,” Sagrecy said. “It’s about seeing if we’re getting better or staying the same. If we put a good product on the field, our play will reflect that. If we don’t, then we’re going to have to just keep concentrating on improving even more.”
A win against Shawnee would improve the team’s chances at securing a playoff bid, putting them in at least a tie for second place.
By the same token, a loss would make that goal much harder to attain, as they would most likely find themselves in second-to-last place with only two district games remaining.