NCC looks to go 3-0 against Mount Zion
by Ericka Birdsong
MDJ Sports Writer
September 14, 2012 11:46 AM | 962 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
North Cobb Christian is a young football team, but after a 54-14 loss to Walker last week, the Eagles have put that game behind them and are ready to face Mount Zion-Carroll.

“We did some good things but we still have a lot to work on,” Miles said about his team’s effort against Walker. We have some good players. (We have some) guys who will do some great things.”

As the Eagles head into tonight’s matchup, Miles said his team will need to focus heavily on the defensive side of the ball if it plans to come away with a victory. The reason? Mount Zion’s dependence on misdirection.

“They run a Wing-T so we’ll have to get some third and longs so we can get (their offense) off the field,” he said. “Offensively, we’ll have to move the ball well.”

This will be the third straight season North Cobb Christian (1-1) has faced off against Mount Zion. The Eagles are 2-0 in the previous matchups and won last year’s game 42-6. Mount Zion (0-1) dropped its season opener two weeks ago, a 7-6 loss to Ranburne (Ala.).

One thing working in North Cobb Christian’s favor is as many as six players that suffered injuries during preseason practice should return this week, which should add to the team’s depth, something Miles said is a concern.

Currently, eight players are playing both ways, and with the returning players tonight, some of the players may finally be able to get a needed rest during the game.

Miles said his team currently plays only two seniors and 10 juniors, but he is excited about having 21 returning starters next season. Because of the limited numbers, Miles said the team has become a “tight knit” unit.

Despite the youth, North Cobb Christian has several players turning into team leaders. Vocal leaders include juniors Kendall Crute and Elijah Weems along with freshman Miller Forrstall.

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