2017-09-13 / Sports

BWAC showdown slated for Almont

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Almont’s Jack Paupert follows his blocker during Week Three’s game at Capac. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Almont’s Jack Paupert follows his blocker during Week Three’s game at Capac. Photo by Austin VanDaele ALMONT — The Almont football team enters Week Four excited for its first home game of the season while also remaining focused on the tough Croswell-Lexington team it will be hosting. Both teams enter the game with a 2-1 record, with Almont coming off a 49-0 win at Capac last week while Cros-Lex fell to Richmond at home, 35-28.

Cros-Lex has had the edge in both of the last two seasons, defeating Almont 48-28 last season and 28-27 in 2015. Almont last defeated the Pioneers in 2014, winning 42-0.

“After starting the season with a threegame road trip, it will be nice to be at home for a change,” said Almont coach James Leusby. “The players are looking forward to having a packed house for another tough BWAC showdown.”

Almont’s offense fired on all cylinders last week at Capac, scoring 14 and 22 points in the first and second quarters, respectively, to put the game away early. The Raiders will be looking to carry that momentum and quick start into the beginning of this week’s match-up. Leusby highlighted a fast start as one of Almont’s keys to victory this week, along with being locked-in for all four quarters.

“We will need to put together a good week of practice and play well to beat Cros-Lex,” said Leusby. “We will need to start fast and continue to play hard all game long.”

The game is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at Almont.

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