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Archive for Friday, September 3, 2004

Veritas can’t be too cocky

First win came easy, but foes stiffening

September 3, 2004

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Veritas Christian football coach Doug Bennett had a stern message for his players following their 58-12 thrashing of Kansas City (Mo.) East on Saturday in the Eagles' inaugural eight-man football game.

Don't expect them all, he stressed, to be that easy.

Bennett knows tonight's game against Wichita Sunrise will be much more difficult. Last year, Sunrise finished second in the Kansas Christian Athletic Assn.

"They had quite a few seniors that moved on," Bennett said, "but they've had a good program for many years."

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. at Westwick Rugby Complex.

It has been difficult for Veritas to prepare for tonight's game because Sunrise hasn't played yet.

Lack of information didn't bother Bennett much, however. He said his primary focus had been on tweaking his team's offense.

The running game sizzled last week when senior Paul Kempf and junior Jesse Schultz combined for 385 yards and seven touchdowns, but a muddy field kept passing to a minimum.

"The guys know we'll need the passing game to balance out the running game in the future," Bennett said. "It's not always going to be muddy."

Tonight's game originally was scheduled to be played in Wichita, but was moved to Lawrence because of a facilities conflict.

Veritas will make its first road trip Sept. 10 to Topeka Cair Paravel.

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