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Canes face Warriors
Canes hope to shut down opponents passing game
The Hurricanes were only one touchdown away from their first home win when they hosted the Cobras on June 28. Tomorrow night they host the South Georgia Warriors and hope to get their first home win. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The Hurricanes will storm the home field at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium to host the South Georgia Warriors. 'Canes head coach James Sharp said the match-up is a good opportunity for his team to nab its first win at home.
"We have the players that can do it," Sharp said in a phone interview. "We just have to do our best to shut down their passing game. They are a passing team so we made some adjustments to our secondary to close that down."
The coach said he keeps adding talent to his roster as more soldiers return from deployment and join his squad.
"What we need to do is to remember our plays and routes and not try and play individual football," Sharp said. "If we stick to what we practice we will get a victory on Saturday and that is going to help us turn this season around."
The 'Canes were scheduled to host a three-game home series but a conflict with the other teams’ schedules forced a change in plans.
"We will play the Warriors Saturday at home, " Sharp said. "Then on July 26, we will travel to South Carolina and play the Scorpions who are now part of our league."
The coach said the team was going to try to play three home games back-to-back, but he didn't get confirmation from the opposing team for a July 26 game. The team decided it would travel to guarantee a game instead of facing the possibility of the second forfeit of the season. The first forfeit came June 14 when the ’Canes were schedule to make their first home-game appearance, but the Thoroughbreds were absent.
Tickets at the gate are $6 for general admission. Children 12 and under are free.
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