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, it’s going to be a short week of practice, as the team departs on Thursday to its destination.
“It’s business as usual for us,” said Green Wave head coach Chris Chambless. “We always use Mondays to correct mistakes from Friday, and then we start working on our next opponent.”
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.
“We’re at full speed, full gear, and we’re getting ready to knock the snot out of each other for a while,” Chambless said.
Chambless added that today and tomorrow’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 Mainland’s depth keeps West Point from having too much of an advantage, having played a game.
“I don’t know if we’ll have an advantage or not,” Chambless said. “They 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.”