Playoffs Baby!! Arrows head to Conway Christian

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Playoff bound!

Photos by Amanda Hall

Playoffs Baby! That’s right, this week is week one of the Arkansas 2A State playoffs. Lavaca will travel to Conway to take on Conway Christian at 7:00 on Friday. Lavaca High School will have a Veterans Day assembly in the morning before letting school dismiss early at 2:00. This will allow time for students who wish to attend to make it to Conway.

For 13 seniors, this game is about finishing their careers on their terms. It’s playoffs and that means win or go home. For these seniors there is no next year. Most of them have played together since 2nd grade. It is time to go all together in. For many this would seem to be a high pressure game but for Senior QB Jimmy Hall, it doesn’t seem the case. He put it this way, “for us seniors, there is no pressure. We get to prove ourselves when the odds are against us.” When asked how he hoped to be remembered he answered, “I hope my teammates remember that I am a player that won’t ever give up on my team and someone that they can trust.”

The Arrows will have to be resilient going into the game against Conway Christian. The Arrows coming off of back to back losses to Hackett and Lamar JV. Of course, the Lamar game was a game in which 5 Lavaca starters did not play, since the game had no impact on the season. It did give time for those 5 to heal up and prepare for the playoff run. This is going to be a game in which the Arrows will have to play their best game. However, Lavaca has already shown that they can rise up and play at a very high level. In their game against Magazine, the Arrows offense put up 409 yards and 34 points, while the defense posted 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, and 4 tackles for loss holding the Rattlers to only 24 points. This is the type of effort that will be needed from the Golden Arrows.

Coach Brian Schlinker feels his team is ready. He said “We feel good about Friday. We know it’s a tough draw, but our kids are focused. We have made a few changes this week to give us the best chance against them. Practice has been good so far. I really feel like the kids have put everything (last two games) in the past and are excited to move forward.”

As Always,
Go Arrows!!
Arrow Pride!!

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