Cavaliers Prepare For Riverdale

For the second week in a row, Cookeville failed to score from the one-yard line to potentially win the game.

Head Coach Jimmy Maynord said that although the season isn’t off to a good start, he emphasized that their record could easily be 2-0 instead of 0-2.

“We are a young team,” Maynord said. “We have got to learn to get out of our own way. That’s the biggest problem we have right now. It’s more us stopping ourselves as opposed to the opposition.”

Maynord pointed out several missed opportunities throughout the game that cost the Cavaliers points.

“We had a chance right before the half to kick a field goal,” Maynord said. “We snapped the ball over the holder’s head and don’t get anything. We were on the one-yard line at that point in time and that was big in the game. We dropped a pass that was wide open. Those things happen for whatever reason and we have to overcome those issues and get better.”

This week, the number sixth-ranked Riverdale travels to Cookeville for the opening game of region play. Riverdale has outscored their first two opponents 76-16.

“(Riverdale) is very, very productive on offense,” Maynord said. “They return just about their whole team from a year ago. They were a good football team last year. We knew, coming into the season, they would be a contender for our region championship.”

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