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Game experience helping young Vets team improve every week

Veterans Memorial Eagles
Posted at 6:45 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 20:19:44-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We are just two days away from our big Friday Night Fever marquee matchup between Miller and Veterans Memorial.

Last night we took a look at the Bucs. So tonight, we focus our attention on the Eagles.

Despite sustaining more than their share of injuries, the Eagles have still found a way to get it done.

They are 6-1, with a 4-1 district record.

That places them just a game behind the Bucs, so a win Friday gets them into a share of first place.

And one of the big keys coming into this one is can the Eagles’ defense slow down that potent Miller offense?

Vets is getting healthier overall, and Coach Cody Simper really likes what he has seen from his team so far.

“I think we are definitely moving in the right direction as a team.” Simper said. “It’s something we talk about all the time with our kids.”

Simper said his team’s recent improvement could serve as a catapult into the playoffs.

“It's the teams that get better week end and week out as the year goes on that win games in the playoffs,” he said. “We are getting better every week, learning to make adjustments.”

That growth has been noteworthy from a team that lost most of its key players from last season’s deep playoff run.

“We came in with very little experience in the majority of our skill positions and those kids are really coming along,” Simper said. “And yes, we are still dealing with some injuries but we are coping with that as well.”