(WVUE) - St. Paul's came out on fire in their district 6-5A opener by dropping a beat-down on Hammond 63-0. Scoring nine touchdowns against anyone, prep to the pros is impressive, but also getting a shutout was a nice treat too.
With heated rival Covington on the docket tonight, the Wolves are confident the D will deliver.
Take tremendous pride in gang tackling, swarming to the ball, doing all the little things that make a defense great," said St. Paul's coach Ken Sears. "I think that's key for us going in this game. To keep playing well, strive to get better this week. Overall as a unit this will be important if we want any chance to compete against Covington."
Covington's junior running back Devin Brumfield could be the key to a Lion victory. The Mississippi State verbal commitment is a game-changer and could be found in the Wolves secondary numerous times at the Cow Palace tonight.
"Yeah he's going to have to be," said coach Greg Salter. "Against a defense that sound, that physical, that aggressive, is to find some kind of balance. Be able to move the chains on the ground. Because they have a potent offense too, we got to keep them off the field. To inch it out, grind it out, because there's not too many holes in it. We're going to need a big night from him."
Coach Salter took over the program in 2013 and promptly ended St. Paul's 10-game winning streak against the Lions. Right now St. Paul's holds a two-game win streak in the series.