GATEWOOD FOOTBALL: WEEKLY UPDATE
GISA AAA PLAYOFFS
GATEWOOD 50 LOGANVILLE 0
A good win in Round One as we defeated Loganville 50-0. I thought we came out determined. The defense was stingy all night, and the offense scored plenty of points. I was very pleased with the effort from starters to backups. Everyone played a role in our first round victory. Now, it’s on to round two.
Deerfield-Windsor visits the SWAMP as the #2 seed from Region 3. Coach Allen Lowe does a great job every year with his program. Deerfield has been one of the most consistent programs in the league for a very long time. This year is no exception.
They are physical and athletic. They know who they are, and they run and execute their scheme very well. Simply put, they are well coached and will be ready for Gatewood.
We must match that preparation. We must have a great week of practice. Every player must play their role this week as we get ready for Deerfield. It will take our best effort to get back to the Semi-Finals.
This will mark the fourth straight year that we have meet Deerfield-Windsor in the playoffs. They won the first two meetings (2014, 2015). We won last year (2016). It’s time to even the series.
Last year’s Semi-Final game versus Deerfield was pretty memorable. An incredible catch and run in the closing minute of the game. The Cheshire Catch! The win brought a trip to the state title game for the first time since 1990. If we want to return to that state title game, we must handle our business and beat Deerfield. Preparation begins tomorrow.