Revenge will be on Bridgeport's mind Friday afternoon when the No. 3 Indians travel to Keyser to take on the No. 2 Golden Tornado. This one is a matchup from earlier in the year. It was not a good game for Bridgeport. The Indians got shut out 25-0.
Bridgeport Head Coach Josh Nicewarner said the first time around his team was over confident and Keyser smacked them in the mouth. He said the Golden Tornado are good at what they do, which is run the Wing-T. Keyser has big guys that can move but doesn't do anything too tricky. Bridgeport will have to get off their blocks quickly, cover one on one and swarm to the ball. Coach Nicewarner said this isn't the time to switch things up, it's the time of year to do what works best for you. Defense is Keyser's strong point and the Tribe just needs to focus more on itself. The good news is, Bridgeport can only play better in Coach Nicewarner's eyes. It's a rare occasion to have a second chance in football and Coach Nicewarner said he hopes his team goes out and plays with a chip on its shoulder and plays the way it's capable of playing.
Keyser Head Coach Sean Biser said his Golden Tornado have been playing hard and that has helped with the success. Keyser uses mostly a ground game but have started to pass a little more since the first time the Tornado played Bridgeport. Coach Biser said the two team's run games are a similar style but they have different ways of doing it. Keyser's one loss in the regular season helped according to Coach Biser. It grounded is kids. Keyser has told it's players that in the playoffs everyone is 0-0 so what happened last time doesn't matter. But what did happen last time? Coach Biser said the offensive and defensive lines played very well and it came down to execution. Keyser also didn't turn the ball over. Coach Biser said he doesn't know if there is a key to stopping another team. He said a team just needs to play its style and not expect success.