NCC looks for program first
by Ericka Birdsong
MDJ Sports Writer
October 11, 2012 11:57 PM | 1293 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
North Cobb Christian will be trying for a program first tonight when it hosts Providence Christian.

The Eagles could win their third game of the season.

“It would be a great thing,” North Cobb Christian coach Harry Miles said. “However, we try our best to focus on the task at hand. Obviously you play to win, but we are building a program and looking for week-to-week improvement.”

The Eagles should have a good chance to get that third victory, as Providence is in its infancy as a program, much like North Cobb Christian was a few years ago.

However, looking at the rest of the Eagles’ schedule, three wins may be just the beginning.

Based on their opponents’ records and history of previous meetings, North Cobb Christian could end the season 5-5 or better as Towns County, Lakeview Academy, St. Francis and Clarkston have a combined record of 6-16.

“That would mean a great deal to our program,” Miles said. “I also believe we can accomplish that feat.”

In order for the Eagles to make that step to 5-5, Miles said they have to find ways to limit the kind of mistakes that took them out of the game last week against Baconton.

“Last week, we were down six points in the first half and came out and gave Baconton a short field with three consecutive turnovers,” he said. “You can’t do that and win.”

Baconton went on to win 45-21.

Kendall Crute has been a playmaker after transferring from Kell this fall. He has already scored on a 100-yard interception return, as well as touchdown runs of 94 and 41 yards. He will be joined by other team leaders Miller Forristall, Daniel Galanos and Alex Ho-on.

Despite the youth and depth, Miles is confident about the remainder of the season and posting a new program high in victories.

“I don’t like to make predictions because there are so many factors to consider,” he said. “(But) I do believe that our boys can do this, but only time will tell.”
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