“We played over there twice when I was at Cherokee County, so I have been back before and it is not an easy place to win for anybody,” Wagnon said. “It will be challenge for us; hopefully, we can take care of business and do what we are supposed to do to come out on top.”
Last week, the Lions (5-1, 4-0) bounced back after their first loss of the season with a 36-0 win over Alexandria.
“We probably played one of the best if not the best game that we played all year,” Wagnon said. “That’s good, but hopefully we can continue. Since I have been at Munford we have played better in the second half of the season. Hopefully, that is going to happen this year too, so we can keep it going.”
Wagnon said the Lions had a good week of preparation for Hokes Bluff, but he wanted to see his team working hard to improve this week.
“We had a pretty good week,” Wagnon said. “We are still trying to continue to get better in certain areas. It was pretty good, but not a great week. I kind of wish coming off a big win that we could have got more motivation to get better. Sometimes when you come off a big win it is tough to get motivated, but it wasn’t bad. It was good overall, but it could have been better.”
Hokes Bluff enters tonight’s game looking to get their first win of the season. Last week, the Eagles fell to Cleburne County, 35-7.
“They’ve had a tough year so far,” Wagnon said. “We are not overlooking them at all. We understand that we have a job to do and we are worried about us not so much about them. We are worried about executing and doing the things that we need to do well. We are trying to get better every week that is what we are trying to do.”
Wagnon believes if his team dominates the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and win the special team battle they will leave Eagle Stadium a step closer to clinching a playoff berth and a possible region title.
“Our special teams are going to have to continue to get better,” Wagnon said. “I think we had good week last week on special teams are we are going to have to do that again. Upfront is always big for us. We are going to have to win the battle upfront and we are going to have to protect the football.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Eagle Stadium in Hokes Bluff.
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