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A-R refocuses after loss to NSK

By Staff | Oct 3, 2008

ARMSTRONG – A year after making the playoffs, Harris-Lake Park has had a rough season in its new district.

The Wolves’ lone win this season came in Week 2, a 49-36 win over Spalding Catholic.

After opening district play with a 42-30 loss to Twin River Valley in Week 3, Harris-Lake Park has scored just seven points the last two week in losses to Graettinger/Terril, 48-7, and Laurens-Marathon, 61-0.

Tonight, the Wolves have the unenviable task of traveling to Armstrong-Ringsted, which dropped to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll after losing to North Sentral Kossuth.

A-R coach Robert Zotz said the Eagles just made more plays than the Mustangs.

“We gave up the big plays and they made the fourth down conversions when they had to and we didn’t,” Zotz said. “This week, we’ve just been refocusing and getting ready for Friday.”

Looking at the Harris-Lake Park team on tape, Zotz sees a team that likes to throw.

“They’ll challenge our pass defense,” he said. “We’ve been working on that in practice.”

Tonight, the Mustangs will discover if the Wolves truly like to pass, or are forced to because other teams have been able to stop the run.

“We hope they pass because they have to,” said Zotz.

“Defensively, they put a lot of guys in the box to try to stop the run.” he added. “Regardless we’re treating them with respect.”