POSTED: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 7:07pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 7:19pm
After earning their first overtime victory in school history last Thursday, 26-23 over Las Cruces, the El Dorado Aztecs get another big Thursday test when they face Lubbock Coronado on the road. Head Coach Jim Althoff says the key to victory will be jumping out to an early lead.
"They are going to be extremely excited and if we let them stick around it's going to be a heck of a match," said Althoff. "They are big, they are strong, just like those Lubbock teams always are. We feel like we are going to have to jump them early and fast in order to get the job done."
A win Thursday could be a huge boost of confidence for an offense that does not have a single returning starter from last season in district stacked with tallented teams. Kickoff from Lowery Field in Lubbock is set for 6pm MST.