West Football Faces Must Win Game

West football has been this way before. The last time was a year ago.
The Warriors had to beat Lamar Consolidated at Memorial Stadium to clinch a playoff spot. They did, and ended up going to round two of the playoffs. Now West is in the same situation. The Warriors must beat Ray at Memorial Stadium to make the playoffs for the second straight year. I asked two Warriors how they have overcome a 1-2 district start to make it this far. Said safety/linebacker Hagan McLarty, “It’s big. Everybody knows that it’s basically win or go home. Tensions are high and everybody’s just doing the best they can.” Said quarterback Donovan Harris, “On a scale of 1-10 it’d probably be about an 11. We’re all really tense. We all want to win this game and we want to go far in the playoffs.”
West football has to beat Ray at Memorial Stadium Friday night at 7:30 in order to make the playoffs.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Josh McCown will start at quarterback for the New York Jets against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in place of injured rookie Sam Darnold.

Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday he has ruled out Darnold to start because of a strained right foot, but hasn’t determined whether the rookie will be inactive for the game. If Darnold is out, Davis Webb would be promoted from the practice squad to serve as McCown’s backup.

The 39-year-old McCown has not taken a snap in a regular-season game this season as the Jets have focused on developing Darnold. The No. 3 overall pick won the job out of training camp, but was injured during New York’s 13-6 loss at Miami last Sunday.

McCown was the Jets’ starter last season and had a career year before being sidelined the last three games with a broken left hand.

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