GCM’s football reality in perspective

OK, so the Goose Creek Memorial football team couldn’t capitalize last week on a chance to move closer to a playoff spot.

Yet, after a 24-16 loss at Galena Park essentially dimmed GCM’s (3-5, 2-3) hopes, it didn’t change the direction of the program according to head coach Shannon Carter.

That direction leads them to 7 p.m. tonight at Stallworth Stadium when they host District 9-5A I leaders New Caney (8-0, 5-0) in the Patriots home finale.

“They are all their record and stats say they are,” Carter said. “Their defense has given up about 10 points a game and averaging 50. It’s a tall chore in front of us. We have had a great week of preparation and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

It’s been a good bounce back week from a downer of a result a week ago.

“The kids understand the task at hand and it was a tough defeat,” Carter said. “They came in Monday morning ... and I told them  adversity happens to us all and how we bounce back will define us.

“You just don’t lose, you learn. We are going to continue to improve and give our best effort.”

Carter credits the senior class for helping him push the team in a new direction and for their ability to lead knowing their time with the new staff would be short.

“There’s a point of how they are going to take you and they’ve been great and adamant about finishing the race,” Carter said.

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