It’s about building momentum for 2020 and sending the current Sterling High School football seniors off on the right note.
That means that tonight’s 7 p.m. kickoff at Stallworth Stadium against C.E. King is a big one for the Rangers (1-7, 0-5) who want to head into the offseason with good feelings.
C.E. King (5-3, 2-3) is still in the hunt for a Class 6A playoff spot so Sterling head coach Robert Toomer knows they will be coming to Baytown with purpose.
“They have a lot of size and they are really well coached,” Toomer said. “They run the ball a majority of the time and defensively they are swarming to the ball.
“We have some good receiving matchups, we just have to execute.”
A week ago, Deer Park beat Sterling 49-14 in Baytown, but the Rangers expect to bounce right back up and get after it against King.
“We want to play well and put ourselves in a position to win,” Toomer said. “Just because we are in the situation we are in, we aren’t going to change our philosophy and how we go about doing things.
“These kids are determined and motivated and that’s the only way that they know how to be. We have to be consistent.”