West Oktibbeha hosts two-quarter jamboree
It's a pretty safe bet that West Oktibbeha football coach Adam Lowery won't need his jacket when he sends his squad out for jamboree football action at 5 p.m. Friday. (Kim Murrell/SDN)
Coach Adam Lowrey is ready to put what the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves have practiced into motion.
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The Timberwolves are set to host Montgomery County Friday in a two-quarter jamboree, starting at 5 p.m. in Maben.
Even though it's just a scrimmage and the score really doesn't matter, Lowrey takes the competition against an opponent seriously.
That's the same approach West Oktibbeha has taken in practice. It had a full practice on Thursday in preparation for the jamboree.
"What my goal is this year is to simulate games and situations in practice so when we do it in the games, they won't be as nervous," Lowrey said. "If you can get a kid to believe, they can achieve things they didn't even think they could."
Lowrey sees that happening with several of his Timberwolves and made players like Josh Poe, Von Smith and Dwight Quinn successful last season in an offense that produced 1,500 passing yards.
"Just having faith is something I think Dwight developed," Lowrey said. "You've got to believe in something higher than yourself. That's what we base this team on."
Lowrey noticed the support the people of Maben gave the team during home games last season and is anxious to see the number that turns out for the jamboree.
"We've had better turnout to the games (last season) and a lot of people from the community were coming," Lowrey said.