Prep football: Mishicot hoping to maintain momentum

Prep football: Mishicot hoping to maintain momentum

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Prep football: Mishicot hoping to maintain momentum

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Entering last Friday’s matchup with perennial Olympian-Packerland Small Conference favorite Hilbert, Mishicot coach Kevin Fix knew his Indians faced a tough test.

In fact, Mishicot (1-2, 1-0 OP-Small) opened the season with three games against programs with a long history of success in Roncalli, Wrightstown and Hilbert in Weeks 1-3, respectively.

“We’re fortunate to have played two tough non-conference games (against the Jets and Tigers),” Fix said. “We’re sort of starting over from scratch so playing programs like that is a great way to show what we aspire to be.”

Fix stressed to his players that while all three of his early season opponents looked to be strong teams, it was the level of the programs he hopes to emulate at Mishicot.

Despite starting off 0-2 while being outscored 70-13, Fix says both his coaching staff and players remained confident entering Week 3’s meeting with the Wolves.

“We knew going in Hilbert was the team to beat in the OP-Small,” Fix said. “Deep down though, I knew if we played with the type of physicality we’re capable of, while forcing them to stop our strength, we’d be in good shape.”

The Indians did just that, running the ball with authority for 304 yards while limiting Hilbert to 121 yards of total offense en route to a 43-20 victory.

“We’ve been improving every week,” Fix added. “I think the second half against Wrightstown was a big momentum builder for us.”

Mishicot won the second half against the Tigers 13-7, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter while the offense began to find its rhythm. Fix said in that half his players started to grasp the concepts he’s been teaching them for over a month now.

“We just have to continue to improve every week,” Fix said. “We made some mistakes against Roncalli which we corrected against Wrightstown and continued to work on during the win over Hilbert. The more work we get in, the more our confidence can grow.”

Up next, the Indians face undefeated Algoma at home, something Fix is excited about.

“I really want to get the whole community involved with our team,” Fix said. “When we beat Hilbert, I told the players to share it with their friends and family. Prep football is all about the community coming together.”

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