Warner Robins looking for revenge against Rome


WARNER ROBINS, Ga. -- There is no doubt that Warner Robins will be looking for revenge this week in the semifinals, as Rome pays a visit on Friday night.

But, for right now, they are wanting to take things slow.

"Making sure we bring the energy everyday and have a phenomenal week of practice," head coach Mike Chastain said. "We're facing a really good team in Rome and we need to play our best game."

The Demons have learned a lot of lessons from last year's state title loss. They expect their experience in that game to help them this time around.

"Good thing is our guys have been there and done it," Chastain said. "They know what to expect, they know about the atmosphere, they know about being in the 4th round and knowing what to expect. I think that helps a little bit. But bottom line is they have to go out there and play hard and do their job."

Warner Robins has been led by its defense in the past few weeks -- giving up more than 10 points just twice, with four shutouts since October started.

"They're just doing their job," Chastian said. "That's what we've been preaching all year long is do your job and don't try to do to much. Just stay within the system and they've done a phenomenal job of that."

Despite all their success, the Demons still haven't put together a complete game -- something they'll be aiming for on Friday.

"Earlier in the year we played some games where offense did good and the defense didn't do so good," Chastain said. "Later in the year, defense plays really good and offense hasn't been clicking. All year long its bounced back and forth like that. We need all three phases in order to have a great game."

With this game back at the MAC, it will only add to the intensity, giving the Demons the extra push they need.

"Football is really important to this town and I have no doubt it will be a phenomenal atmosphere on Friday night," Chastain says.

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