Tonawanda News

Sports

October 4, 2013

Warriors to host winless Wilson in Class C North matchup

Tonawanda News — A historic and memorable Tonawanda football season continues tonight when the Warriors (2-2, 2-2 Class C North) look for their third win of the year in the second game at the new Clinton Small Stadium in its inaugural season against new league rival Wilson.

Before tonight’s game the Warriors will honor the 1963 Tonawanda team that went undefeated, and coach Rob Gross said his players are excited to be a part of the event and to meet players from the 50th anniversary team.

“They’re excited to have a home game and meet some of the players from the ‘63 team,” Gross said. “We can’t put any extra pressure on ourselves, but they’re excited to do their part.”

The Warriors are coming off a tough 33-22 loss against Akron last week, but the final score wasn’t really a great indicator of how well Gross felt his team played. If not for a few big plays by the Tigers the Warriors would have been in position to win in the fourth quarter.

Gross said his team must take care of the football and execute to beat Wilson.

“We can’t give Wilson opportunities with mistakes and we’ve done a great job with football security. One or two big plays have really been the issue in our losses,” Gross said. “We’ve made big plays in every game, but we’ve given up big ones in two. We have to make sure we are the team making big plays and take care of the basics.”

The Lakemen have struggled this season, but Gross said Wilson is always a formidable opponent. He expects a tough game tonight.

“Wilson likes to try and spread it out and put you into situations defensively where they can outnumber you. Their quarterback is a very good athlete and they have good receivers and running backs,” Gross said. “Our division is tough and physical. Wilson is well-coached and coach (William) Atlas does a great job. He has a tradition and a history of success. 

Text Only
Sports
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook
Front page
NDN Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success