Game of the Week: Glenwood Vs. Springwood
THE GLENWOOD GATORS AND SPRINGWOOD WILDCATS MEET IN A LATE SEASON GAME THAT COMES WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS
For the Glenwood Gators the season started off slower than than anticipated, but they are coming together as team and in result they have won 3 of their last 4 games.
“I think we have all finally clicked together, defense and offense and obviously I think you can tell that once we click as a team we do pretty good.” Says Nathaniel Trzpuc, Glenwood Offensive Tackle and Center.
“Luckily we are playing our best ball at the end of the year, it didn’t start out so smooth. You know you have a lot of great players doesn’t necessarily mean you have a great team and I had to learn that the hard way. You sit back and you think well I have all these great players and it didn’t just transition well and they didn’t form together right away and it just took a little bit of time.” Says Jason Gibson, Glenwood Head Coach.
But when it comes to this week there is a lot of pressure as Glenwood needs a win to keep their post season hopes alive.
“We want to do our best to be in the playoffs and try to win state and it s kind of a big moment but at the same we re kind of relaxed.” Says William Camacho, Glenwood Place Kicker.
And just up I-185 the Srpingwood Wildcats know exactly what is on the line when they take the field this Friday night.
“To me it’s the whole season, it’s everything right now so really we re just asking everyone to give their best effort and give everything they have and not just play what they can do, but play more than what they can do. Give their heart into it, not just their physical ability.” Says Zach Guy, Springwood Left Guard and Defensive End.
“It means everything, I mean it’s the whole season, I mean we play for the playoffs, play for the winning season. We haven’t beat Glenwood since my 9th grade year here and when you play at the swamp it’s a tough environment, but hopefully back at wildcat stadium we can get the W.” Says Harrison Spivey, Springwood Center and Nose Guard.
“We’re going to play to our strengths and we are going to make sure we give Glenwood the best possible ball game, we are not going to beat ourselves and if they are going to make the playoffs they are going to have to earn it and they are going to have to beat us.” Says Thomas Hill, Springwood Head Coach.
The game is slated for an 8pm EST kickoff time at Wildcat Stadium.