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Team of the Week October 3, 2013: Wichita Falls High School Football
When you ask Old High players about their new head coach Danny Russell. There is always one word that keeps popping up. Dicipline. The players saying now that they have it, everything else is starting to fall into place. And after their first district win in two years things are looking up for the Coyotes, but coach Russel says he knows that nothing comes easy when it comes to district. But there's no doubt that the Old High Coyotes can walk a little taller this week. With a win over Fort Worth Brewer the Coyotes get back to 500 on the season. And get that district win that has eluded them for the last two years. First year head coach Danny Russell saying it all comes down to one thing, "the kids played really hard. If i had to pick one thing that separated this game from the rest it's that i thought our effort was so much better."
Starting quarterback Eric Butler threw for 139 yards the Coyotes win, saying this win is a step closer to their ultimate goal, "well it means a lot. It's a step closer to the playoffs. And we're all feeling great about it."
To go along with his 139 yards in the air, Butler also led the team in rushing with 78 yards. Coach Russell saying they saved that part of their offense for that first district game. It's no secret though that the coyotes most dangerous offensive weapon is wide receiver O.J. Clark. "O.J.'s just a big time player. We're going to try and get the ball to him as much as we can in the football game. I mean Azle is probably going to have him double covered and that's ok."
Clark says of course a big part of his success so far, is his familiarity with his quarterback Eric Butler, "we've been playing with each other since we were freshman. We've worked hard all the way until now and it's paying off:"
Next up for the Coyotes is another tough district opponnent. Old High facing the Azle Hornets on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.