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It might have been a bye week for the Mammoth Huskies last week, but that didnâ€™t mean that Head Coach Tom Gault and his coaching crew took the weekend off.
Instead, they got their video equipment in order and traveled to Murrieta, where they watched, analyzed and shot video of Calvary Murrietaâ€™s 16-6 loss to Bloomington Christian â€“ a loss that dropped Mammothâ€™s next opponent to 0-2 for the season.
Calvary Murrieta comes calling tonight at Gault/McClure Stadium, with a JV game at 4 oâ€™clock and the varsity at 7.
On Tuesday, the Huskies (1-1) followed practice with some film work, gathering around a television in the high schoolâ€™s weight room, analyzing their opponentsâ€™ moves.
When it was over, Gault went out of character and made a prediction.
â€śWe got a pretty good look at them last weekend, and while I usually donâ€™t make predictions, my prediction is that this is going to be a good football game, decided by a touchdown or less.
â€śThey (Calvary Murrieta) are a little bit bigger than we are up front, but weâ€™re a little faster. Theyâ€™re a run-the-ball football team, as we are.
â€śItâ€™s going to be a battle that will be won or lost up front â€“ in the pit.â€ť
Offensive coordinator Marty Thompson, whose unit has scored just six points in the first two games, said Calvary Murrieta is likely to show a wall-to-wall blitz defense, and Gault said the Huskies are ready for the onslaught.
â€śThey blitz everybody on every play,â€ť Gault said. â€śTheyâ€™ve got eight guys in the box, and theyâ€™re coming all the time.â€ť
Meanwhile, the Huskies practiced hard on their passing attack, despite punishing winds on Tuesday that made even holding a ball difficult, much less throwing it.
â€śWeâ€™ve got to throw more than just two or three times a game,â€ť Gault said.
â€śWe know that weâ€™re going to have to balance our attack.â€ťView more articles in: