By: Amber Pennycuff
The Purple-and-Gold is going 6-0. CPA is currently undefeated and sealed off its fate last night in a game against Milan High School at the Vanderbilt University Stadium.
Last season, the Lions went 13-1; losing to Milan in the Class 3A Semifinals at the end of the season.
CPA seems to be improving its record every single year. In 2010, they went from having a 5-6 record all the way to a 12-2 record in 2011.
For 2013, the Lions went from Division 1 Class AA District 10 to District 12. The new change has put them up against opponents like Page (1-3,0-2), Giles County (4-1, 1-1), and Cascade (4-1, 1-1).
Head coach Ingle Martin certainly expresses his team’s efforts throughout the season is the reason why they have come so far. “It’s been a process that started in July,” noted Martin, “but our kids have continued to get better. That’s really what you want to see this point in the year.”
Junior Jay Hockaday is an essential key part to CPA’s success. The LB had two TD’s for last night, making up 12 of the total 24-points on the scoreboard. “Tonight was just one more step for our team to get closer to the play-offs and the state championship,” stated a determined Hockaday.
Martin was adamant on pointing out to his players that this is just the beginning, and there is still more competition in the season left to go.
“We’ve got four more contests left in the regular season, and we want to continue to see that growth and really be peaking by beginning November and beginning of December,” said Martin. “That’s when we want to be playing our best football.”
Slow and steady wins the race, and the Lions understand it’s all about building up as a team.
“We’ve got a long way to go, which is good, because we don’t want to be there in September or in October…we want to be there towards November and December,” said Martin in a determined, yet accomplished, tone.
CPA will take on Spring Hill (1-4, 0-2) to travel back home and play it’s hardest for another “W” and towards its hopes of championship dreams.
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CPA’s schedule for the rest of the 2013 season:
-Oct. 4 vs. Spring Hill @ 7:00 p.m.
-Oct. 11 vs Whites Creek @ 7:00 p.m.
-Oct. 18 @ Marshall County @ 7:00 p.m.
-Nov.1 vs. Cascade @ 7:00 p.m.