The Colonels enter the game on a 5 game winning streak after losing their season opener to Covington Catholic. They are a quality team with a string of convincing wins.
The Camels lost a heart-breaker to Conner two weeks ago and dropped a spirited match against Simon Kenton last week. Change, however, is in the air tonight.
We spoke to Coach Lickert about the last couple games and what he is looking forward to this week. Specifically, we asked about the losses and what kind of direction/motivation they are giving the team as they prepare for Dixie. Coack Lickert was focused in his response, “We are playing for home field advantage in the playoffs. Our kids understand that and look forward to playing a good Dixie team.”
The Camels have several quality wins and a few tough losses. We asked Coach how he is seeing the team get better at this point in the season. He said, “Our offense is starting to click and score points. We just need to be more disciplined defensively and get off the field in 3rd and long situations.”
The KHSAA recently released, and clarified, a memo regarding sportsmanship and post-game handshakes. We asked Coach if this will have any impact on how he and his coaches manage the games…during and after. Coach Lickert takes a disciplined and common sense approach to the issue and responded, “We have always monitored the handshake line. We will continue to do so. It all comes down to having a disciplined team that knows what is expected of them and what will not be tolerated.” It’s nice to know that the Camels will keep it classy.
All of that is nice, but what does it mean we should expect from the team this week? Coach Lickert said we should expect, “A more motivated team with an agenda. We had a great week of practice!”
The Camels take on Dixie tonight @ home @ 7pm. Come out, dress warm, and cheer the Camels to victory!
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