(COVINGTON, La.) The Wolves have their eyes on district foes Slidell for this Friday (Oct. 20) under the lights of Hunter Stadium. The Wolves will be marching into tonight’s game with a 4-3 (3-1 District) record, and the Slidell Tigers will be entering the game with a 5-2 (3-1 District) record.
The Wolves are coming off of a whopping 63-21 victory against Ponchatoula. The SPS offense, led by senior RB Corey WIlliamson, seemed unstoppable and confident, especially since coming off of a heartbreaking 21-20 loss to rival Covington in the previous week .
Williamson was the star performer against the Green Wave. The senior ran for an astounding five touchdowns and 168 yards last friday, using his power and agility to make a fool out of the Slidell secondary. He was named offensive player of the week, and Ian McCarthy, who scooped up two fumble recoveries, was named the SPS defensive player of the week. Look for WIlliamson to have another big game against the Tigers tonight, and lead his Wolves to another high scoring offensive showcase.
The Slidell Tigers are coming off of a narrow 23-17 victory last week against Mandeville. The Tigers were led by 5-foot-8, 165 pound junior running back Tito Simmons, who had 178 yards on 28 carries and one TD. Simmons thanked his talented offensive line for his impressive performance against the Skippers, so look for the Wolves to give those linemen increased pressure in order to close up the gaps and stop Simmons.
“Tito’s our guy and he wants the ball,” Slidell coach Larry Farve told Nola.com. “He got stronger and stronger as the game went on.”
Last season, the Wolves easily took down the Tigers by a score of 48-14. This improved Slidell squad will be looking to take down one of their long-time district foes tonight under the lights back in Hunter Stadium. Expect a hard fought, slightly closer game than last year’s matchup.
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