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Friday, October 8, 2010

Hornets Football in Familiar Territory

As the Hornets football get ready to play Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Al Lavan has been in this predicament before when starting the season 0-4.

During his very 1st coaching tenure of 2004, the Hornets lost the first four games of the season before getting their 1st win against Hampton at home. After that first win, the Delaware State finished with a 4-6 overall record, 4-3 in the conference.

On the October 6th article of The News Journal, Coach Lavan told reporters that one thing he like about his football team is that they are showing confidence and they are playing hard with confidence.

Its very good to stay positive and besides the Hornets have done well on offense by making plays and marching down the field but they couldn't able to score points in the red zone.

Back on October 1, the Hornets made 89 plays but only ending up scoring 14 points versus Hampton.

Its also the little things including special teams, where the offensive line couldn't protect the punter for punts and the place kicker for field goals. Also the defense can not afford to stay on the field for a very long time because they are undersized and they will give up big plays with big yards.

Saturday the Hornets will have their hands full against the highest scoring team in the MEAC Conference the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Will the Hornets continue to stay positive and get their first win of the season? That answer will come Saturday night in Daytona Beach.