Little Cypress-Mauriceville performed its second straight rivalry recreation final Friday. The outcome was higher for the Bears as they get ready to play a non-public faculty out of Houston this week.

The Bears got here off their loss to West Orange-Stark two weeks in the past and traveled to Bridge Metropolis to play their longtime rival the Cardinals. LCM scored early, was tied by the Cardinals within the second quarter, earlier than the Bears scored the final 34 factors in a convincing 41-7 victory.

Coach Eric Peevey was joyful to see his star participant Da’Marion Morris have his regular standout efficiency on offense and protection. “He had over 100 yards dashing, about 50 to 60 receiving, a giant interception and different nice performs on protection,” Peevey elaborated.

The offensive line for Little Cypress-Mauriceville performed properly. The Bears had over 480 yards of complete offense, 230 dashing and about 250 passing.

What Peevey was not joyful about had been 12 penalties towards the Bears for 120 yards. Peevey recalled, “We could not avoid penalties, even defensively we saved giving the Cardinals new life due to private fouls, face masks, and this and that. We saved letting them keep in it with these penalties. That is one factor we have to do as a group is learn to play soccer the proper method, and we’re getting there.”

Mainly, each recreation up to now this season has been a highway recreation for Little Cypress-Mauriceville with the renovations to Battlin’ Bear Stadium nearing completion. This week the Bears have a protracted highway journey to Houston to play the non-public faculty the Kinkaid Falcons.

The Falcons are the defending champions of their non-public faculty division. Kinkaid strains up within the Unfold or will shift right into a heavy set formation.

The entire Kinkaid offense revolves round speedster Micah Bell who rushed for 1200 yards and ten touchdowns final season. Bell has dedicated to play at Notre Dame upon commencement from Kinkaid.

With a star again like Bell on the opposite aspect, the Bears will focus their consideration defensively to cease him. “We wish to make certain Bell does not have any explosive performs,” Peevey said.

David Capobianco is the returning quarterback for the Falcons. Capobianco handed for two,119 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2021. He has two high quality receivers getting back from final 12 months in Harrison Lawrence and Nico Gomez.

Kinkaid clearly has the instruments to cross the ball however the Falcons will doubtless dance with the again that may deliver it. Peevey defined, “They will come out with six or seven linemen and actually attempt to snap it on to Bell and let him get behind the massive boys and run, the identical factor we noticed towards West Orange-Stark with the Wildcat. I am positive Kinkaid noticed that movie and that is one thing they’ll wish to do.”

Blitzing is a essential ingredient of the Kinkaid protection. The Falcons use a four-man entrance, a three-man entrance, and might get to a five-man entrance. Mainly, each play the Falcons are bringing the warmth to the opposing backfield utilizing completely different blitzes.

Coach Peevey evaluated the Falcons on protection. “They are a very aggressive protection. Final 12 months we sort of made them pay for that. This 12 months we do not know, we simply hope our guys can choose it up in addition to we did final time,” Peevey indicated.

Micah Bell can be a star on protection from his place as security within the defensive secondary. Peevey praised, “I really feel like he is in all probability their finest participant on protection.”

One other chief on the defensive aspect for Kinkaid is Learn Liuzzi the center linebacker. Liuzzi anchors the protection for the Falcons.

Friday’s recreation is a vital one for Little Cypress-Mauriceville as the primary lengthy highway journey this season and the sport earlier than the bye week for the Bears. Two weeks from now LCM hopes to play its first recreation on the brand new synthetic turf at Battlin’ Bear Stadium.

The Bears would like to win in Houston towards Kinkaid earlier than working towards after which enjoying on their new discipline. “Kinkaid is a really stable group. They received state final 12 months of their division, I believe we had been their solely loss for the 12 months. The Falcons are struggling a bit bit this 12 months however they’re enjoying all people shut. They misplaced on a Hail Mary to Jasper which is excellent. I am actually to see how our group reacts with a two and a half hour rode journey. We have been on the highway the entire 12 months, however that is our first one the place it is two hours away, a pre-playoff kind environment. I am sort of anxious to see how our group reacts, how our group performs with occurring the highway for that lengthy of a visit getting there and getting their minds proper getting them centered. With as many younger children as we’ve on our group that is actually an excellent expertise for us, and we actually must get this win and play higher. I actually really feel like the sport with Kinkaid was the turning level final 12 months for us after we had been actually enjoying to our potential, and we sort of must get to that mode earlier than we go into our off week,” Peevey concluded.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears play the Kinkaid Falcons in Houston on Friday evening. The kickoff will probably be at seven.

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