The Chiefs (4-2, 1-1) nearly learned that lesson last week.
Late in its visit to North Springs, Sequoyah gave up a few big plays and saw the Spartans get back into the game.
Coach James Teter hopes that was a wakeup call for his players, and he made them see some things they might have otherwise not thought of.
Forsyth Central (1-5, 1-1) beat North Springs two weeks ago before being shut out by Cambridge a week ago. The Bulldogs certainly don’t have a record of success, which is exactly why Teter warned his players that they could be dangerous.
“We just tell them to look at last week,” Teter said. “North Springs had the same record. That is what I said to them on Monday — that we need to learn from what we just did. Everyone wants to win at this time of the year. If (Forsyth Central knocks) us off then, suddenly, they are back in the race. There are no free ones. If we get knocked off, that puts us behind the 8-ball. If we keep winning, then we control our destiny a little bit.”
At this point in the season, Teter isn’t adding many new wrinkles to Sequoyah’s offense. Rather, he and his players are working on timing on both sides of the ball.
“For the most part, you are just trying to get better at what you do,” Teter said. “You don’t want to do anything that will confuse the kids.”
While Sequoyah would certainly have liked a win over archrival Creekview two weeks ago, and be sitting atop the subregion, it can’t change that and can only do its part to win out and at least secure second.
“Considering how we have played, we have done pretty well,” Teter said. “Everyone here would certainly like to be sitting at 5-1 and undefeated in the region, but we will take where we at and hopefully we can keep playing. There are still a lot of games to play yet.”