Calaveras High School is taking their 2-0 record to Modesto this week for a matchup with Modesto Christian.
Head Coach Jason Weatherby said the keys to the season’s first two wins can be attributed to hard work from his players.
The team is in shape and healthy, he said.
That will serve them well in the game against Modesto Christian.
Weatherby said the biggest challenge for Calaveras will be managing Modesto Christian’s speed and heft.
“They’re big up front,” he said.
Calaveras started their season with a decisive 44-24 win against El Capitan at home.
They followed that up with a 28-14 victory at Escalon.
Despite the win, Weatherby said there were some mistakes.
There was some lack of execution and missed assignments in the red zone, he said.
So the team’s offensive line remains a work in progress, said Weatherby.
During this week’s practice they’ve been concentrating on blocking assignments, which change every week, and fine-tuning the red zone execution, he said.
Modesto Christian comes into the game with an 0-2 record.
They lost in overtime to Capital Christian 36-33 in their season opener. Last week they played Modesto and lost 26-14.
Calaveras is eyeing another playoff spot after going 8-2 last year before falling to Marysville 38-7 in the first round.
Calaveras plays at Modesto Christian tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Their next home game is Sept. 15 against Union Mine.