Going in to week 6 of the high school football schedule, LISD football coaches are optimistic about this week's games. Here are a few excerpts from Thursday's press conference:
Jason Strunk, Lubbock High:
"Yeah 38 years, I'm 35, so in my lifetime they haven't beaten Amarillo High. We want to end that 35-year playoff drought as well. There's all kinds of streaks we're looking to end here at Lubbock High."
Kent Jackson, Coronado High:
"The bottom line is we're all 0-0, and we know each one of these count in a big way if we want to be part of the postseason; that's the part of the year everybody wants to play, and to do that you've got to get this done."
Danny Servance, Estacado High:
"I tell our kids they have 24 hours to get over whatever it is they're going through because of a loss...and our kids did that Monday."
"We had [Abilene] Wylie on the ropes right before the half...we gave up a kickoff return for a touchdown, so that's something we talked about and worked on this week. We tried to sharpen up all of our kicking game."
Todd Pearson, Monterey High:
"I've seen a lot of teams that go 5-0 in non-district and lose five in a row...so it's all about what's going to happen now. Going into the district game tomorrow night I feel like we're ready to go again."
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