Team of the Week 2018 Week 2: Carbondale Terriers

The Carbondale Terriers looked ready to repeat history in Week 2 of the High School Football season.  In the 2017 season, the Terriers fell to Granite City 55-30.  Headed into halftime this year, the Terriers trailed the Warriors 32-7.

“The speech at halftime was we need to show them that we are better than what we have produced thus far,” Terriers coach Bryan Lee said. “All the reps this summer, all the hard work, all the film study – this is not indicative of who we are.  So we need to go out in the second half and show them who we really are.”

The Terriers would go on and mount an epic comeback against Granite City, defeating the Warriors 42-35.  Lee thought that comeback win opened a lot of eyes on his roster.

“In a lot of ways, I thought it validated some things that we’ve been preaching,” Lee explained.  “That was a big win, knowing that we can win in tight games and on the road and against opponents who were better than us last year.”

The Terriers used their new found success and vaulted their way to their first 3-0 start since the 2013 season this past week when they traveled to Waterloo and won 25-14.

“Two games has turned into three, and we’d like it to turn into four,” Lee said as he looks towards this week.

The Carbondale Terriers host Centralia this Friday.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.