By Bryan Davis
Oak Hill may be 0-5 in non-league action this year, but where it counts, they are sitting with a 1-0 record, one win from a playoff spot.
As bad as Friday nightâ€™s 56-21 beating by Larmar was, the Raiders could be in a good place by next Friday, when they travel to take on Manchester Academy (0-5)
â€śItâ€™s the most important game of the year for our team,â€ť Gregg said. â€śWin this game, and weâ€™re in the playoffs. Lose this game, and weâ€™re not out of the playoffs, but weâ€™ll have to beat Winston on the road the last game of the year to make the playoffs. This is a huge game for our team.â€ť
The Mavericks, who fell to Oak Hill in 2009, are winless in five games. Theyâ€™ve had a hard time keeping opponents off the scoreboard, giving up 50-plus in two out of the last three weeks.
Oak Hillâ€™s success could depend on the Raidersâ€™ health.
â€śWeâ€™re sort of looking for 15,â€ť Gregg said. â€śWe only have 18 to start with. If you only have three injuries, itâ€™s not too bad, but itâ€™s still what it is. Itâ€™s probably going to be 15 players dressed out Friday.â€ť