Notes and extras from Corinth’s win at Booneville

Here is the game story from Corinth’s 22-16 win over Booneville Friday. 

And here are lots of extras thanks to Brad Locke. 

Corinth coach Doug Jones

Defense found a way:

“I talk to our guys all the time about adversity, and it hit us hard tonight. I felt like they out-played us a little bit – probably the first through third quarters they out-played us. But we rose to the occasion in the fourth quarter and just made plays.”

 

Being 4th-quarter team:

“I think they’ve bought into it. I’ve got to do a better job of teaching them to play the first three as well.”

 

Think of what Booneville did last week in a 20-point comeback at Baldwyn:

“It crossed my mind, but I felt like we were scrapping the whole night even though we led most of the game. I felt like they were just hitting us in the mouth. But we responded and rose to the occasion when the money was on the table. I’m good with that.”

 

On Randy Hill’s late strip:

“That’s just what I’m talking about, making plays. He just made a play, and that’s what you’ve got to do.”

 

On two-backs Williams, then White splitting halves:

“There’s no rhyme or reason to it. They play fullback and tailback, and they just swap in and out, end up with the same amount of carries either way. Williams got a little worn out there towards the end of the second quarter, so he didn’t exactly have fresh legs. Some reason or another in the fourth quarter he came out, he played defense and offense and was fine. He battled back and showed a little bit of mental toughness there at the end of the game. They’re tough, but we’ve got to do a little bit better job up front, and I’ve got to do a little bit better job of coaching that offense.”

 

QB Brady Allen:

Fourth-quarter team:

“All summer long during sprints and everything he’d be saying, ‘Fourth quarter, fourth quarter.’ And that’s what kind of team we are, we’re a fourth-quarter team. I think we can play with anybody in the fourth quarter. I think we showed that tonight.”

 

End of game, defense and offense:

“We relied on our defense all night, and we made a play when it needed to happen.”

 

Williams and White:

“It makes it a whole lot easier when you hand it off to them and let them do the work.”

 

Who wanted it on goal line:

“There was just one guy out there, and I safe-played and just tried to get in the end zone.”

 

Was that your call, or a read:

“That was my call. It was a read.”

 

2-0 start:

“Coach Jones has got us where we need to be, and he’s doing a great job.”

 

Booneville coach Mike Mattox

Too many mistakes:

“We’ve got to hold on to the football if we expect to beat a good ball club, No. 1. And No. 2, we can’t play just two quarters and expect to beat a good ball club. That’s our biggest problem. A good ball club, when they have adversity they pick it up a notch. And hey, our kids battled hard. You just can’t make those mistakes and expect to beat anybody.”

 

Guys believe in fourth-quarter magic:

“They did. But I tried to tell them each week, when you step up in classification it gets a little tougher. And you can’t expect that to happen, you’ve got to go out and take care of your business and not rely on something like that to happen magically, whatever you want to call it. You’ve got to play football. The team that blocks the best and tackles the best is the team that’s going to win. Football is still a simple sport, and Corinth blocked and tackled better than we did tonight.”

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