Berwick High School's Kaeden Thomas
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Berwick to host Cohen for homecoming Friday
Berwick High School will host Cohen College Prep for homecoming Friday at Geisler Stadium.
Berwick (1-3) is looking to snap a three-game losing streak, while Cohen (0-4) is searching for its first win of the season.
A week ago, Berwick fell 16-6 to Rayne in Berwick, while Cohen fell 50-0 at Port Allen. It was the second straight week the squad fell to an opponent 50-0 as in week three, Northlake Christian defeated them by the same score.
Berwick Coach Mike Walker does some things, scheme wise, on offense that are hard to prep for, noting the Green Hornets run the single-wing offense.
“It’s hard to get a good look at practice, because of what they do, hard to simulate the blocking schemes and backfield actions, but we have to do a good job of preparing and try to limit their running game,” Walker said. “They’re very run oriented.”
Walker said senior Clay Essex is Cohen’s best player.
“He plays kind of all over the field for them on offense and plays running back and quarterback for them on offense,” Walker said. “He’s a good football player. We’re going to have to remember him.”
Defensively, Walker said Cohen will try to crown the box at the line of scrimmage and make Berwick use its pass game to win.
“We’re going to do some things a little bit different, and we’re going to try to establish the run game early,” Walker said.
With this week being homecoming, Walker said while he wants his team to enjoy the activities, he also wants them to be focused on the game.
“It’s an important time for our community, an important time for our school, but I want our guys to understand that every homecoming in the history of homecomings is always (centered) around a football game, so we have to make sure we do a good job of focusing on the task at hand, which is the game Friday,” Walker said.
This season, Keyon Singleton leads Berwick’s run game. He has rushed 70 times for 483 yards and six touchdowns.
Quarterback Reed Gonzales has 40 carries for 211 yards and four touchdowns, while he has completed 30 of 58 passes for 279 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Seth Canty is his top receiving target with 19 receptions for 171 yards.