St. James (4-4) comes in to Saturday’s game with wins against Maret School and St. John’s Catholic Prep but have only one once in their last four games. The Saints were outscored 147 to 60 in that stretch, including a 60-0 drumming at the hands of Flint Hill.
However, the Black Knights aren’t taking them lightly and expect a good game.
Coach Shields said, “St. James is a very discipline team and it will be a great test for us before we enter next week’s championship game.”
Although Avalon already clinched a spot in the championship game the team is not looking ahead and is determined to finish the season strong.
Running back Rachid Ibrahim said, “We are focused on our task this week and this week only, which is St. James.”
Avalon will rely on the team’s workhorse Ibrahim to carry most of the load on Saturday especially after he is coming off of a career performance running the ball last week against Riverdale. The Pittsburgh commit went off for 370 yards and six scores and has 694 yards in his last two games.
Coach Shields did express concerns about the short week the team has to prepare due to Hurricane Sandy but he is confident his team will be ready to go on Saturday.
Avalon is looking to not only win but carry their momentum into next week’s championship game against Perry Street Prep.
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