Lights out performance expected for district crown

JACKSON, Tenn. – It’s a fight that neither school wants to lose. “We’re going to have to play lights out to stay on the field with them,” said Liberty Tech head coach Steve Hookfin. North Side running back Tedarius Wilson has the same respect for the Crusaders. “They have big play potential. Any play they can score. They can take it the distance,” said the sophomore. But so can the undefeated Indians. “They’re good. 7-0 for a reason,”said Liberty sophomore Corey Newble. Neither team is letting their guard down. The Crusaders say their daunting schedule has prepared them. “Playing tougher opponents has us ready for games like this. Big games,” explained running back Devin Bush. North Side is also very familiar with big games. The Indians have proven themselves with victories over Hardin County and Lexington in overtime. “Just go out there and do what we always do…win,” said Jordan Winston. Confidence is high at both schools. Coach Hookfin says fans are in for a good one. “Anytime you have two programs paired against each other. I think you can anticipate a close game,” said the eighth year head coach. A victory over Liberty puts North Side two wins away from a perfect regular season. That’s the last thing on the team’s mind. “You can’t think about the undefeated season. It’s the nesxt week. Keep grinding,” said Wilson. Highlights of the District 15-AA showdown can be seen on Friday’s 5th Quarter. Live coverage of the game begins at five.

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