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September 27, 2013

Warriors football looking for third win

Tonawanda News — It took the Tonawanda football team until the final week of the season to get its second win in 2012. Tonight the Warriors look for their third in Week Four against Akron at 7 p.m.

Tonawanda is 2-0 on the road this season and it will look to continue its winning ways away from Clint Small Stadium.

Warriors coach Rob Gross said his team, coming off a 17-7 win over Newfane last week, has to keep executing on both sides of the ball to be successful.

“We are doing a great job of making plays, especially on defense. When we have a chance to execute on a big stop or big play we’ve been doing that,” Gross said. “We caused five turnovers last Saturday and had an interception for a touchdown. It’s a matter of being consistent and positive, no matter what the circumstances. If something doesn’t go the way it’s supposed to guys are very positive.”

Gross said the Warriors have to protect the football and force Akron to make mistakes if they want to return to Tonawanda with a win.

“They’re a very athletic team and they have had a lot of recent success,” Gross said. “They have a big line and some real good skill players, and maybe one of the best wide receivers in Western New York in Austin Lauricella.”

THS QB Tristan Boling will be back under center for the Warriors after missing last week’s win over Newfane.

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