Coming off of a 48 to 13 victory over the rival Eastside Rams in their season opener, Buchholz High head football coach Mark Whittemore wants his team to avoid easing up mentally against Inverness Citrus tonigh .
“There is always going to be a little let-down after Eastside or Gainesville High. (There’s) so much hype in the social media world and in their neighborhood that it does take some effort on our behalf as coaches to try and get them focused,” said Whittemore.
Still, the Bobcats were impressive last week, led by senior quarterback Jackson White who threw four touchdowns while throwing for 248 yards.
Although one glance at the scoreboard from last week’s game would make you believe the Bobcats are firing on all cylinders, Whittemore says there is room for improvement. The team struggled on special teams, and Whittemore made sure his team was better prepared in that aspect for this week.
“We had issues with our extra point and field goal operations. Snap, hold, kick, just that sequence. We had some protection issues on it,” he said. “That’s something we worked very hard on.”
The Inverness Citrus Hurricanes (0-1) seem to have a bit more to work on, after being shut out at home against Lyman last Friday 30 to 0. After totaling only 46 yards of offense last week, they will be looking for improvement to have a better result tonight.
This will be the first time the two sides have met in 11 years.
Kickoff for the game tonight is set for 7 PM from Citizens Field.
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