We have to spend a lot of time assessing what we need to do to be able to be successful.Mustangs coach Donnie Revell
GUYTON — The South Effingham football team struggled mightily in a 37-0 loss to West Laurens on Friday.
The Raiders stifled the Mustangs, limiting them to just 52 total yards. South Effingham's defense, which has had ups and downs this year, was tested in a big way, too, as it spent a significant amount of time on the field. West Laurens netted more than 350 yards.
“We were disappointed in the way we played,” Mustangs head coach Donnie Revell said. “We didn’t play as well as we needed to do. They are a talented team and good up front on both sides of the ball. They were able to control the ball on offense. Our defense was on the field for a long time.
"We have to watch film, learn from the mistakes and get ready for Friday.”
The defeat was the third straight for the Mustangs, who hope to get things turned around against Pierce County.
“It’s another huge challenge for our players,” Revell said. “We have to spend a lot of time assessing what we need to do to be able to be successful.”
Pierce County is no stranger to success. The Bears will ride into The Corral with a 4-0 record, including three successive shutouts. They have surrendered just 14 points to date.
The Mustangs are counting on their fans and student section to support them.
“Anytime you can play at home is a great opportunity,” Revell said “It’s always a plus. We have a really good student section.
"They do a good job supporting us.”
The road ahead will be tough for the Mustangs. Their last five games include dates with Ware County and Statesboro, both of which are playing better football these days.
Revell is hopeful Friday’s matchup against Pierce County set the tone for the challenges.
“We have to get better,” Revell said. “We want to see improvement every week. We have to work hard in practice this week and eliminate the mistakes we made in previous games and try to get better every week.”