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2-A-Days: Loyola

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Over at Messmer Stadium we caught up with head coach Alan Carter and his Loyola Flyers as the season draws near.

The Flyers will have a tough time replacing running back Eldrick English who rushed for over 1,300 yards last season.

Legendry head coach Alan Carter couldn't lead the Loyola Flyers to the promise land in his first year back on the sidelines, since coaching at Byrd in 1997.

But, with a new year comes a new attitude and these Loyola Flyers are all in this together.

Fullback/defensive end Ray Shepherd said, "Just play together. You know, once we play together, I don't think anybody could beat us. I think we're a good team. We have some great athletes this year. We're going to surprise a lot of people, but I don't like to do a lot of talking. So, I'll let our play speak for itself."

Coach Carter notes how close they were last season and says that if his players buy into his system in 2014 this team could go far.

But, with the numbers on his roster not as high as his 4A rivals, Carter knows how tough the potential of facing teams with far more players could be.  Having the speed and size isn't everything to Coach Carter, one major factor he feels sets his team apart from others is intelligence. 

Carter said, "You know i'll tell ya, intelligence. We've got some really sharp kids here. They come from really good families and work hard. I mean obviously you need a lot of talent, but when you play intelligent football, intelligence means a lot.

The Flyers will have the chance to show off their football smarts to all of District 1-4A and the rest of Northwest Louisiana, when they take on the Cedar Creek on September 5th.


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