QUEEN CITY - The Rams took their lumps last year as they slogged their way through a one win season. They are hoping that those lumps last year will pay off this season as they travel to visit familiar foe Paris in their Week 1 match up.
“We’ve played Paris the last two seasons and they are a quality football team,” Schuyler County head coach Nick Wooldrick said. “Two years ago we went to Paris and won and then they came here and they won, so we kind of want to get revenge and go one up on this little series we got going.”
With revenge on their mind, they will be breaking in a new quarterback in their first game of 2014. Keaton Nelson will take the reigns of the offense and the coaching staff liked what they saw during the Jamboree.
“Keaton will do great,” Wooldrick said. “He adds some athleticism to the quarterback position that we didn’t have last year and we’ve put in some wrinkles for him on the offensive side.”
Paris will attempt to fling the ball all over the field as they bring back their quarterback who threw for over 2,000 yards last season. They also bring back an all-state receiver for their quarterback to throw to.
But the offensive line is not considered one of their strong points and Schuyler County is hoping they can exploit that.
“They aren’t big, strong up front but they have a quarterback and receiver who can make plays all over the field,” Wooldrick said. “If we can shut down the passing game we’ll be fine.”
One other thing they are going to try to do is to keep those two off the field by having sustained drives on the offensive side of the ball.
“Big thing for us, we’re going to try and keep their defense on the field as long as we can,” Wooldrick said.