West Point focused going into Grenada rematch

Staff Writer

The West Point Green Wave will travel to Grenada Friday night to face off against the Chargers for this second time this season. This time, there’s more on the line.

“Our players know what’s at stake and our coaches do too, so we’ve got to be laser focused, locked in, and ready to go,” head coach Chris Chambless said. “Our guys, this is what they train and what they work for all offseason. The payday is coming and we control our own destiny.”

Chambless said his team has had a good week in practice and is healthy for the road trip.

“Everybody seems to be focused and locked in,” Chambless said. “If we can all manage to get on the bus together, I think we’ve got a shot.”

Chambless said he is going to approach the game the same way he did the first time the two faced off. However, he said there is always room for improvement.

“There’s always little pre-snap penalties,” Chambless said. “You can always block and tackle better because you’re never going to do it perfect in any game. That’s our goal, to strive and be better each week, and we definitely want to be better in this game than were were three weeks ago when we played them.”

While it may seem as if West Point has been untouchable from the opening kickoff in August, Chambless said his team has grown and improved since training camp.

“We’re so much better than we were on day one,” Chambless said. “That’s the whole goal, to get better each week, don’t take steps backwards, and we’ve managed to stay healthy. Our players have worked hard, whether it be in the weight room, on the practice field, or in the film room, so we’re definitely better than we were (to start the year).”

Tonight’s game against Grenada will be streaming live, as usual, but this week the game will also be broadcast on Laser 96.1 with radio announcer Bud Bowen. This gives those who are unable to make the trip to Grenada an opportunity to listen on the FM dial.