Thursday, October 14, 2010
H.W. Byers drops road game to Saints
By BARRY BURLESON
Coach James Kimbrough said his H.W. Byers Lions played their “worst game of the season” Friday at Greenville Christian School.
The result was a 21-0 loss to the Saints.
He said his team lacked “effort, execution and concentration.”
“They were not better than us talent-wise,” Kimbrough said. “They just played harder.
“We had several fumbled snaps. We dropped balls. We just didn’t play well.”
The Lions, in their first varsity season since reviving football a few years ago, dropped to 2-5 on the season.
“We’re trying to build a program here, and we need everybody to buy in,” Coach Kimbrough said. “Some kids have bought in, and some haven’t. I blame myself for that, and it will be fixed.”
Byers trailed Greenville Christian 7-0 at the half. But the Saints added two second-half touchdowns to earn the victory.
“We simply did not have the effort Friday night,” he said.
But one player stood out. He named Ronnie Dennis the most valuable player for back-to-back games. Dennis had four sacks and forced two fumbles versus the Saints.
“He gives you 100 percent every time, every play,” Coach Kimbrough said.
The Lions will not play this week. They will close the season Thursday, Oct. 21, versus Houlka at Okolona.
“We know the things we need to work on in practice, and hopefully we can get the effort we need to close the season with a win,” he said.
Coach Kimbrough said his junior high Lions are 4-0 and will end their season next Monday night, Oct. 18, at home versus Holly Springs. Last year’s junior high squad finished 7-0.
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