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Stallions make or break game for LHS

LINDEN &8212; So far, Andro Williams has had a season any coach would want. His team is 5-1, with their only loss to the No. 1 team not only in their region, but also in the state. His group has two more games in their region, against unranked teams, and, barring consecutive losses, they are in the playoffs. Not bad for a first year head coach.

But, as a first year head coach, all of this seems to have just caught up to Williams as his group heads into the first of the next two games that could either place the Patriots in the No. 2 seed in their region for the playoffs or put them out for the season.

Williams said his team&8217;s match up with the Stallions makes him more nervous than he has been all season, including the week leading up to his team&8217;s match up with county rival and his alma mater Sweet Water High School. That is because a win can put his team on the way to finishing the season and a loss can lead to a dangerous tailspin at a crucial point in the season.

Oh, and it is Linden High School&8217;s homecoming, too, if there wasn&8217;t enough pressure &8212; not that Williams is concerned with homecoming.

Williams said he and his team are focused on one thing: beating the Stallions. And, despite recent dropped games, Williams know that might be a handful.

South Lamar may be even m ore dangerous this week, as a quarterback and wide receiver who were suspended for failed drug tests will likely once again become eligible this week. Williams said his group is preparing like the two are suiting up.

Williams said the team also has a threat at running back, so his defense is going to have to play tough, assignment football to pull out a win &8212; especially his defensive line.