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Cougars win locks three seed

By By Chandler Myers
Just a couple of days after securing a playoff berth, the Escambia Cougars hit the practice field looking to lock up the No. 3 seed in the AISA playoffs with a win over the Meadowview .
The Cougars (5-3, 4-2) have taken a huge jump between 2008 and 2009 and are looking forward to getting into the first week of the postseason.
Cougars Head Coach Heath Gibson said being in the playoffs allows some pressure to be lifted from his team.
A win this week followed by a win over the AISA top-ranked Monroe Academy Volunteers gives the Cougars first-place in their region.
To move forward towards accomplishing that goal, the Cougars are working on staying injury-free and adding new things to their offense.
Gibson said the focus is to stay healthy and be ready when the playoffs roll around.
To be more prepared for the postseason, the Cougars are putting new plays and formations into their offensive scheme.
Gibson said putting new plays in has been easy because the players catch on quickly.
The Trojans will bring a strong passing game to Canoe Friday night that will test the pass rush and secondary of the Cougars.
Gibson said the defense needs to be ready to attack the quarterback and to keep receivers covered all game.
The Cougars and the Trojans kick off Friday at 7 p.m. at Bachelor Field.