It might have been a bye week for the Mammoth Huskies last week, but that didn’t mean that Head Coach Tom Gault and his coaching crew took the weekend off.
Instead, they got their video equipment in order and traveled to Murrieta, where they watched, analyzed and shot video of Calvary Murrieta’s 16-6 loss to Bloomington Christian – a loss that dropped Mammoth’s next opponent to 0-2 for the season.
Calvary Murrieta comes calling tonight at Gault/McClure Stadium, with a JV game at 4 o’clock and the varsity at 7.
On Tuesday, the Huskies (1-1) followed practice with some film work, gathering around a television in the high school’s weight room, analyzing their opponents’ moves.
When it was over, Gault went out of character and made a prediction.
“We got a pretty good look at them last weekend, and while I usually don’t make predictions, my prediction is that this is going to be a good football game, decided by a touchdown or less.
“They (Calvary Murrieta) are a little bit bigger than we are up front, but we’re a little faster. They’re a run-the-ball football team, as we are.
“It’s going to be a battle that will be won or lost up front – in the pit.”
Offensive coordinator Marty Thompson, whose unit has scored just six points in the first two games, said Calvary Murrieta is likely to show a wall-to-wall blitz defense, and Gault said the Huskies are ready for the onslaught.
“They blitz everybody on every play,” Gault said. “They’ve got eight guys in the box, and they’re coming all the time.”
Meanwhile, the Huskies practiced hard on their passing attack, despite punishing winds on Tuesday that made even holding a ball difficult, much less throwing it.
“We’ve got to throw more than just two or three times a game,” Gault said.
“We know that we’re going to have to balance our attack.”