Bristol Easternâ€™s season so far has been a tale of two halves. In Week 1, it was their offensive dominance in the first half. In Week 2, it was their impressive play that sparked a potential comeback in the second half. Heading into Week 3, the Lancers are planning to finally put together a full game.Â
The Lancers are set to take on Fairfield Warde on Friday night at 7 p.m. The 2-0 Warde Mustangs are coming off a 15-0 victory over Norwalk.
While Bristol Eastern coach Anthony Julius gives credit to Wardeâ€™s impressive play he said the focus is more on what Eastern needs to in order to secure their first win.Â
â€śOur kids are focus on making sure that we play a complete football game,â€ť Julius said. â€śWeâ€™ve flashed at times, we've shown that we can be a really quality football team and we know a lot of the mistakes that weâ€™ve made have been of our own doing. If we can clean those things up weâ€™re going to start seeing better results at the end of the game.â€ť
Julius said heading into this week he has seen some of the team leaders change from leading by example to becoming more vocal. He said the team leaders are trying to get everyone to keep focus and to stay dialed in on the details of the game.Â
â€śAs long as we do that weâ€™re going to continue to improve,â€ť he said.Â
On the other hand, Julius said that Fairfield Warde is a sound football team who is battle tested. He said based on what they have seen from the first two weeks, the Mustangs are led by quarterback Charlie Gulbin, the strength of their offense.Â
However, he said donâ€™t sleep in their running attack. He said they have the ability to have a balanced attack and that Bristol Eastern will need to be prepared for both.
â€śFairfield Warde plays in a really tough division, arguably the top conference in the state from top to bottom,â€ť Julius said. â€śThey are really battle tested, they play great teams week in and week out in that league so for us to beat them we have to be at our best.â€ť
For Bristol Easternâ€™s offense attack, the Lancers will take what the Mustangs give.Â
In Week 1 against RHAM, Raysho Andrews was the focal point of the Lancers offense. Andrews totaled 141 all-purpose yards for three total touchdowns. In Week 2 against Platt, Jaiden Fore took over, rushing for 101 yards and two touchdowns as well as two-point conversion.Â
Julius said if they try to take away one area of Bristol Easternâ€™s game then they have to be able to execute and hurt them in other areas.
â€śThe main goal is to get your playmakers the ball and let them do what they do best and hopefully that's what we can do Friday night,â€ť he said.Â