For the surging Forsan Buffaloes, seeing an 0-6 Anson Tigers team on their schedule for this week's game must seem too good to be true. Head Coach Jason Phillips says his team has been warned to pay no attention to the big goose egg on Anson's record.
“We have told the team all week not to look at their record,” Coach Phillips said. “They have played some close games and their talent is better than that of an 0-6 team.”
After a week off, the Buffaloes will be traveling to Anson Friday night, hoping to extend their three-game win streak and — perhaps more importantly — their 1-0 start in District 2-2A.
“We are not going to make the mistake of overlooking Anson,” Coach Phillips added, “The Tigers have a pretty good ball team and we can't afford to be their first win.”
The Buffaloes will feature a completely healthy squad Friday night, with plenty offensive options. Ty Johnson has recorded four touchdowns in each of the last two games, but he has plenty of talented company in the likes of Brendan Roman and Foster Burchett. The three players are responsible for 24 Forsan touchdowns already, leading the team to an average of 42 points per game.
“Teams are starting to key on Johnson, he's obviously a big part of our offense, but we have other routes to take as well,” Coach Phillips said. “We are going to continued spreading the ball around and keep people guessing.”
Perhaps an equally impressive statistic as the touchdowns the Forsan triplets are putting up, might be found in the points against column. The Buffaloes have only allowed opponents to score a total of 82 this season, less than 17 per game. But at this point in the season, there are no easy games.
“They are all tough now,” Coach Phillips said, speaking about district games. “No one can be overlooked.”