WINCHESTER, Va. – Junior Qlyl Middelijn is in his second year of blogging about the football team. This week, Q takes us through a typical week of practice.
With our win last Saturday at Ferrum, SU football has made history. We are 2-0 for the first time in program history. However, the coaches can't stress enough that we should not take any team lightly and go into every single game with a 0-0 mindset.
So that is what we do. We look at every game like we haven't won anything yet. Last contest against Ferrum was a tough one but the Hornets found a formula for success throughout the game. Jalen Brisco really stepped up with a couple touchdowns under his belt and racked up 134 yards receiving on the day. His final touchdown secured the victory.
Last year we were known as a rushing offense under the leadership of Cedrick Delaney, but this year coach Stan Hodgin has done an exceptional job with balancing the offense out so that the Hornets can be a threat in the air and in the ground. That air-raid threat is mainly due to the strong arm of Hayden Bauserman. This kid has really been working himself and is proving that he can roll with the big dogs.
This week was taken like any given week when preparing for a tough opponent. Practice kicked off with Teaching Tuesday, where we learn about our opponent's tactics, strategies, and little specific details they show. Next we have Working Wednesday, the day that we really get after it. We've learned their film and have done all of our research now its time to show what we learned about our opponent on our toughest day of practice.
Last we have Perfect Thursday. On this day all mental mistakes should be non-existent. Our minds are focused on one thing and one thing only: doing your job. If every player on this team does their job, there is no way that we will lose.
Support your Hornets by watching the live game feed on Saturday as we travel down to N.C. Wesleyan and return home with another W in our record column. Go Hornets!!!