East Forsyth seeks to continue win streak against SWGuilford

East Forsyth seeks to continue win streak against SWGuilford
October 20
04:45 2016



With Southwest Guilford currently sitting at 6-1 and coming off a 42-14 victory against Ragsdale, their confidence is sky high.  East Forsyth started the season 1-4 but after winning two games in a row, they seem to be clicking on all cylinders.  The matchup between the teams sets up to be a good one.

Southwest Guilford head coach Michael Vogel says their season has gone very well thus far and they set out every year thinking they can make a run for the conference championship.

“We’ve been pretty competitive even with having a really young team right now,” said Vogel.  “We are really freshman heavy this year and we’ve had some people step up that early in the season we didn’t see a lot of promise from.”

Vogel says that two years ago, the Cowboys went undefeated and that really set the tone for the future of the program.  He says they have a great middle school team that runs a similar offense and prepares the players for what is to come once they reach the high school level.

He went on to say that he knows that East Forsyth has a great team and the target is on their back due to continued success the program has shown over the years.  He said he told his team they have to beat East Forsyth if they want to win the conference.

He closed by saying, “The thing about East is they are strong fundamentally and they have some big athletes.

We are going to have to almost play a perfect game and limit our mistakes and not have penalties.  Defensively we will have to just get after it and force them into mis-takes here and there.”

East Forsyth head coach Ronald Horton says his team has made tremendous improvement over the last few weeks in all phases of the game.  He says the last two weeks of practice have been the best they have had all year.  He thinks his kids have finally “bought into” the system and they are “in a really good place right now.”

On how they will attack SW Guilford, he said, “I try to tell the kids that it’s about us and what we do.  We have to do what we do well regardless of what they are trying to do against us.  There is always an answer based on our offense and what we are trying to do so long as we stay together up front, the quarterback making the right reads and our skill guys making plays when the opportunity presents itself.”

Horton said he has four freshman running backs that have really stepped up throughout the season.  His freshman quarterback Gammon McReynolds has progressed exponentially up to this point. He said his line has been together for a year and have gelled together as a unit.

East Forsyth won the conference last year, which was the first championship under this coaching regime.  Horton says it was frustrating for his team and staff because they felt they lost games they should have won earlier in the season.

“The kids have really just stayed the course and have bought in,” Horton continued.  The sophomores have really led by example and have held everybody accountable for the most part.  I’m confident with everyone in our unit, and I think they will continue to play well.”

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