“CCS is a big-time passion team that throws a lot. It seems like they go to the air 80 percent of the time” said Davis. “We struggled with them a bit last year, but we are hoping to continue where we left off Friday.”
CCS football is still a fairly young program, only in its third year going up against a Wildcat team edging up on almost a century on the football field.
Polk has played the Chargers during the last two years and both affairs have been high scoring shoot-outs, with Polk winning both games by a combined score of 97-54, and this year looks to be no different.
Davis isn’t joking about CCS’s air attack. During the Chargers’ opening game against AA No. 1 Boyd-Buchanan, CCS posted 256 total yards, and 232 of those came through the air.
CCS quarterback Levi Corbett has passed for over 500 yards in the Chargers’ three games.
“Our secondary is going to need to play well, but so is everyone else. This is a good squad coming in Friday,” Davis explained.
Corbett is prone to interceptions, throwing 2 against Boyd and three more during their Week 2 loss to Lookout Valley.
However, CCS played a much more balanced game last Friday against Notre Dame, rushing for 268 yards on 61 carries. Beau Sims accounted for 142 of those yards.
Polk, who started the season 0-2, put up a dominating performance last week against McMinn Central, beating the Chargers 46-14.
Davis had cited numerous mental mistakes during the Wildcats’ first two games and had devoted recent practices to fundamentals and reducing errors.
It paid off last Friday with the Wildcat starters not committing a single penalty all game.
This week’s practices have been a little different. With record rainfall early in the week Davis and the Wildcats have been forced inside.
“We are doing a lot of mental work, watching a lot of film and doing work in the gym. Sometimes these mental workouts are just as good as getting on the field,” Davis stated.
Friday’s game is also homecoming for Polk County and Davis said he hopes former players, parents and Wildcat fans pack the stands and show their support for the squad.