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October 9, 2013

JHS vs. Nacogdoches: Indians to take fresh start approach into 16-4A opener

JACKSONVILLE —

The Jacksonville Indians will welcome with open arms the beginning of the second phase of their 2013 schedule which will get under way Friday night at 7:30 p.m. when the Tribesmen entertain Nacogdoches in the District 16-4A opener. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Tomato Bowl.

“You have three parts to your schedule, the non-district games, the district games, and if things go well, the playoffs,” Jacksonville head coach, Chris Taber, explained.

The non-district schedule was not kind to the Indians, with Jacksonville taking an 0-5 record into Friday's affair.

For comparisons sake, the vastly-improved Dragons are 4-1 on the year

Regardless of what any team's non-conference record is prior to Friday night, when the whistle blows at 7:30 p.m. every outfit in the circuit will be 0-0 again in the only portion of the schedule that really matters — the all-important district docket.

“All that really matters right now is at the end of the night on Friday three teams will be 1-0 and three teams will be 0-1, and we want to be one of those teams that are 1-0,” Taber said. “It doesn't matter if you go into district 5-0 or 0-5 because its what you do in those five district ball games that matter most.”

 

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With an open date last Friday, the Tribe have had 11 days to get ready for the league lid lifter.

Taber said that his club has been more concerned with cleaning up various elements of their game and working on execution during the past week and a half, as opposed to installing new plays and the like.

“We have been working on getting better at what we do,” Taber said.

The down time has resulted in the Tribe coming into Friday's game in their best physical condition since Zero Week.

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