Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
By Zachary Remedies, Sports Information Class
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- As Week 2 of the Waynesville Tigers football season kicks into gear, the Tigers will hit the road and head toward Springfield, Mo., in an effort to take their first victory of the season against the Kickapoo Chiefs. Friday night's game will begin at 7 p.m.
Following the previous game, Joe Haynes, Waynesville’s head football coach, stated that his team needed to work this week on making fewer mistakes.
“This team that we’re playing is very consistent as far as doing the right things and not beating themselves,” Haynes said. “We cannot make simple mistakes that slow down our progress on our drives.”
The last meeting with the Tigers back on Sept. 6, 2019, didn’t end so well for the Chiefs. Although both teams scored a quick 7 points in the 2nd Quarter of the game, the Tigers were determined to not allow them to score again while the Tigers gained 10 more points in the 3rd Quarter and 13 more in the 4th Quarter, adding up to a final score of 30-7. The Tigers reigned victorious.
About the Tigers
The 2020 Football season started with a loss of 31-28 against the Camdenton Lakers, putting Waynesville’s record at 0-1.
A player to look for during this game would be #11, Xzavia McArthur. With last week’s game being the junior’s first game since 8th grade, he made amazing plays on both sides of the ball and had a breakout game for the Tigers.
About the Chiefs
Kickapoo awakened this year with a good offensive scheme combined with a strong skill set on defense, which led to their multitude of interceptions and forced turnovers in their past two games.
Kickapoo Chiefs played guests to Lebanon on the Yellowjackets' home turf last week, beating them 30-26, making their record 2-0.
A person to watch on Kickapoo’s side is #54 C.J. Anoa’i. He is known for having good upper body strength and a knack for forcing fumbles. This 6’1”, 265-pound senior serves as a big clog in the middle of the Chiefs’ defense.