Brusly vs. Baker advance

Brusly quarterback Sammy Daquano runs the ball during last week's game against West Feliciana. Brusly hosts Baker for homecoming Thursday.

For the second time in two weeks, Brusly will prepare for a district opponent in a short week.

Brusly looks to build on last week’s 24-21 win over West Feliciana when they host Baker in district action on Thursday for homecoming.

Baker has struggled out of the blocks this season with a 0-3 start, that includes losses to Wossman, West Feliciana and Madison Prep.

The Buffaloes have been outscored 78-0 in the last two games.

Brusly built a 21-0 lead over West Feliciana last, but Saints had the ball late with a chance to win. Panther coach Hoff Schooler said finishing is something to improve on.

“We want to make sure as a team that we finish opponents off when we get a lead on them,” he said. We gave up some plays on special teams, but that’s some things we’re going to clean up.”

Despite Baker’s record, Schooler said the Buffaloes aren’t to be taken lightly.

“They’re athletic on both sides of the ball,” he said. “They’re aggressive on defense and on offense they spread it out and try to get the ball to their playmakers in space.”

Homecoming brings excitement and other activities, but the coach said once the clock hits 7 p.m. on game day, it’s about football.

“The test will be to see if we can focus back up,” Schooler said. “It’s our second short week in a row. There’s distractions that come with homecoming, but at 7 o’clock it’s still going to be a football game that we want to win.”

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