WT Football Ready to Impress Kimbrough

Austin Heinen, Associate Editor

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After taking road trips to California, Colorado, and Odessa the football team finally gets to play in front of a home crowd. West Texas A&M (2-1) (1-0) will host Tarleton State (1-2) (1-0) for its first of four home games tomorrow at Kimbrough Stadium.

                Anytime you have a home game there will always be excitement, but after you’ve been on the road for nearly a month it adds that much more excitement to the atmosphere. “Being on the road is fun but after a while the miles take a toll on you.” Center Austin Carsen said. “It’s going to be great to stay in Canyon, play in front of Kimbrough and the Maroon Platoon. It will be fun.”

                The defense is a big reason for the Buffs early success and will look to keep that trend against the Texans who defeated Angelo State last week 35-5. Defensive lineman LePear Willrich said it is nice to take a break from being road warriors. “It feels good. We’ve been road warriors for the past weeks and now we get to go home.” Willrich said. “We are going to expect a really big crowd so it’s going to feel really good playing in front of a home crowd and celebrate with them.”

                With only four home games this season, the team understands how important each one is. Quarterback Ethan Brinkley, while being excited to play under the lights of Kimbrough also know each home game counts that much more. “Kimbrough is a great place to play.” Brinkley said. “It’s going to be exciting. Since we only have four of them we got to make them count but we hope for a big crowd and it’ll be exciting.”

                With wins over the likes over previously 19th ranked CSU-Pueblo and unbeaten UT- Permian Basin in historic Ratliff Stadium. It’s needless to say the team has played well on the road. Some may wonder if they should keep the feeling of as if they are on the road. “It’ll be fun to play at home and get off the bus for a bit.” Head Coach Mike Nesbit said. “The way we’ve been playing on the road I may load up the guys Friday night go for an hour drive and back and have meetings to make it look like we’re on the road.”

                Kickoff at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium is set for 6pm.

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