The Baker County Wildcats improved to 2-1 on the young season with a hard fought 8-6 win over Ribault on Friday night. Baker County head coach Jamie Rodgers joined “Friday Night Lights” to talk about the win.
“Our defense played really well tonight and I’m proud of those guys because we were on the field a lot,” Rodgers told 1010XL. “We were not very good on offense this evening.”
Rodgers did not hold back when talking about the frustrations with the Baker County offense so far this season.
“We are very frustrated on offense right now,” Rodgers said. “It’s not that everybody isn’t trying, we are trying to row the boat in the same direction, but it’s just not working right now.
“When you sit down and draw up stuff and it’s supposed to work one way, it sure doesn’t work when you leave three, or four people unblocked.
“We are going to come to practice next week and we are going to get better, but yeah it’s a little frustrating right now.”
What are the main issues for Baker County’s offense right now?
“We just have to figure out the five pieces up front that give us the best opportunity,” Rodgers said. “We got a little banged up tonight. We have got to do a lot of things better because the first one to three can’t win.
“I felt like I was watching the Bills and the Jaguars in the playoffs last year. When you just felt like if the Jags could get a safety they would win because the bills were so bad on offense. It feels like that at times.”
Baker County returns home this Friday night, but is playing a team in Menendez that is arguably the hottest team in the area right now. Rodgers knows the challenges they will present.
“If you watch us on film and you watch them on film, we are not the favorite,” Rodgers said. “We will be the underdog at home next week. I hope that I will have the guys ready to go, I feel like I will, but we have a lot of work to do before they roll in here.”
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