Albany Looks For Redemption in Quarterfinals

Published 12/04 2013 05:21PM

Updated 12/04 2013 09:13PM

Last year the Albany Lions' playoff run came to an end in the state quarterfinal round when they lost to the eventual state champs. This year they will be looking to get over that hurdle as they make another run for state.

Denney Faith said "If I knew how to get over that hump we would've done it a long time ago. The only thing I know to do is to come out and work hard, prepare in practice and get into the game and try and play well. That's the key to me is just try and out work somebody."

Justin Jones said "We just got to keep working at it, and I think last year you get beat out sometimes, but I think if we just keep working at it and get over that hump we'll make it. Just work hard in practice. Get everything right, fundamentals, and everything you got to do just work extra hard on it each week, and you get to get better and better on it every week. You can't be the same guy you were last week."

Faith said "Power running football team. They're going to run the ball and just going to bring it right at you, and they got a big receiver they can throw it to when they need to in passing situations. So, they're a well coached, very disciplined team. They don't make a lot of mistakes. They're not going to beat themselves, so you're going to have to come out and make some plays against them to win it."

Last week the Lions pulled out a close win over an undefeated Iraan team, and this week it doesn't get any easier as they face a highly ranked Muenster team. That game kicks off Friday night at 7:30 in Mineral Wells.

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