Falcons, Mustangs hope for strong finish
by Carlton D. White
cwhite@mdjonline.com
November 02, 2012 12:49 AM | 2363 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Entering the final two weeks of the regular season, Kennesaw Mountain and Pebblebrook are teams looking to finish out their seasons on a high note.

The Mustangs defeated Campbell 42-21 last week to improve to 2-6 overall and 1-6 in Region 4AAAAAA. The Falcons, however, are still in search of their first victory as they sit at 0-8 and 0-6 in region play following a 45-0 setback against North Cobb last week.

Tonight’s game between the two teams at Falcon Stadium amounts to two different approaches, with Kennesaw Mountain looking to build off the momentum of its latest victory and Pebblebrook looking to show that its more than what its record says.

“There’s no doubt that it was special to see the offense put up 42 points last week,” Kennesaw Mountain coach Andy Scott said. “Each week, we just want to improve as a team, and to see things click the way they did against Campbell, whether it was the offense, defense or special teams, was great.

“This is how I’ve envisioned the offense moving. To see that happen and pull away at the end, showed we’re making progress.”

Kennesaw Mountain outscored Campbell 27-7 in the second half and is eager to improve on that result. Jamari Carter rushed 12 times for 119 yards for the Mustangs in their win over the Spartans, while Eric Monts had six carries for 39 yards.

Also in the mix in the second half was Wayne Douglas, who totaled nine carries for 48 yards and

“One of our main goals is to finish the season strong,” Scott said. “We’re trying to continue to build this team and continue on the upswing. They’re trying to improve each week.”

Scott’s goals appear to be attainable as the Mustangs battle teams that are a combined 0-16 in the final two weeks.

“Pebblebrook’s a scary team,” Scott said. “They barely lost to Mceachern. They’re athletic across the board with an athletic quarterback that can embarrass you any time. It will definitely be a focus of ours to contain their quarterback and tackle in space. The offense needs to continue to execute and we strive to get better in the kicking game.”

As Kennesaw Mountain flurts with a three-game win streak to close out the season, Pebblebrook coach Tommy Macon wants to see an improved effort from his team.

“I’d like to see us step up and continue to fight heading into these last two games of the season,” he said. “We had some guys hurt in the last game, but a few of them are back this week. If we can go out and play well that will set a tone for next year’s team.”

Macon knows that Kennesaw Mountain has various weapons on offense, and it will be up to players to neutralize any potential threats.

“I think we match up well against Kennesaw Mountain,” Macon said. “They have a lot of speed and so do we. I’m looking for Kennesaw Mountain to play motivated, and I want my guys playing motivated to.”
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