Losing a football game to your archrival usually makes for a long offseason, but there is a chance the bragging rights might not last that long in the series between Alter and CJ.
The Knights blitzed the Eagles 34-6on Friday in the regular-season finale at Roger Glass Stadium.
Both teams knew they would be in the playoffs win or lose, and now the Eagles (7-3) get another chance to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Knights (9-1) on Friday night in a Division III, Region 12 first-round game.
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“The one thing you always find out about Alter is they are really good, they’re also very opportunistic,” Eagles head coach Marcus Colvin said Sunday. “They relish you making mistakes and capitalizing on those.”
That’s exactly what Alter did last week after CJ took an early lead. Jordan Coovert returned the ensuing kick off 99 yards for a score. Lane Harsbarger followed that big play with a scoop-and-score fumble return, and CJ never recovered.
Colvin might not call a second straight game against Alter the “luck of the draw,” but he believes his team will be better prepared for the rematch at Roush Stadium in Kettering.
“It’s what we asked for, not necessarility the rematch, but the chance to get to Week 11,” the Eagles coach said. “Unlike many teams we still get a chance to figure out another gameplan so we’re blessed and very happy to be in Week 11.”