The Duncan Banner

October 2, 2013

Indians well rested for district opener against Magnum

John McKelvey
The Duncan Banner

COMANCHE — The Comanche Indians are itching to get back out on the field and the only thing standing in their way is the Mangum Tigers.

With an early bye week last Friday, the Comanche football team (1-2) has had plenty of time to stew on it’s first victory of the season, 39-32, against Walters. Meanwhile, Mangum (1-3) enters riding high off its first win of the season in a 36-34 nailbiter at Hinton.

Fresh bodies come with the extra rest as coach Steve Justus appreciates the opportunity to get some players back to full strength.

“We hope that a couple of kids that were a little bit injured had a little bit of time to recover,” Justus said, “We’re still not 100 percent, but it helps to have a few days, ad we’re hoping to be sharp in all phases of the game.”

 The energy will likely not be a problem as the team is anticipating a strong perfomance on homecoming night.

“We’re expecting a big crowd and our kids to come out and perform well,” Justus said. “We worked all week to prepare and you always expect great things.”

Watching game film of Mangum was a key component of this preparation. This gave Justus a look at the large number of formations the opposition has.

“It means you have to prepare for a lot of different things,” Justus said. “We’re centainly focused and ready to play.”