By Bryan Davis
The West Point Green Wave football team (1-0) will be making its much-anticipated trip to Daytona Beach (Fla.) this week to take on the Mainland High School Buccaneers.
For the Wave, itâ€™s going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
â€śItâ€™s business as usual for us,â€ť said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. â€śWe always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.â€ť
On Monday afternoon, the Green Wave were back in the locker room, getting ready to hit the practice field for the first time since their home win over Shannon on Friday.
â€śWeâ€™re at full speed, full gear, and weâ€™re getting ready to knock the snot out of each other for a while,â€ť Chambless said.
Chambless added that today and tomorrowâ€™s practice will be focused on preparing for Mainland. The team will be watching film on the Buccaneers this week as well.
The Green Wave got their season off to a fast start, but the Buccaneers have not played an opponent in a regular season game yet. They will open against West Point. Chambless says that Mainlandâ€™s depth keeps West Point from having too much of an advantage, having played a game.
â€śI donâ€™t know if weâ€™ll have an advantage or not,â€ť Chambless said. â€śThey have 3,000 kids in their high school. They probably had a lot of intersquad scrimmages, which were things we were not able to do. Their depth probably helped them more than anything.â€ť