Rattlers look to avoid turnovers in next game

Florida A&M University’s football team (6-2) is determined not to repeat last game’s mistakes, in this weekend’s Homecoming game.

“I hope that things will go in our favor and that we will come out better this time, but if we have to repeat that moment again, we are up for the job,” said quarterback/holder, Brian Gilmore, from Sugar Hill, Ga.          

While some players admit to underestimating last week’s opponents, Norfolk State, the main concern is focus on securing the win in the game against the Morgan State Bears.

“As a team, and as individuals, the main thing we’re looking for is a win. Like always we just want to win.  Even if it’s a ugly win, it’s still a win,” said cornerback Qier Hall, from Cocoa.

Football head coach Joe Taylor, said what allowed the team to win against NSU this past weekend was a field goal play, which gave the Rattlers a 6-2 record and a win.

Taylor said he makes sure he puts alot of time and practice in for special teams. This helps prepare for situations like the winning field goal kick that occurred last game.

“We understood how important it was (the field goal) long before it happened,” Taylor said. “In practice, we make sure we put a lot of time on special teams.  You don’t ever know when, but you’re prepared.”

Running back Philip Sylvester, said the team has a certain mind set when they play against teams.

“[We] go into the game telling ourselves to start fast or in other words finish strong bring full faculty, like Coach Taylor tells us before each game,” said Sylvester a Marianna native.

Coach Taylor said the team must play with discipline and 1 at 3 p.m. against Morgan State University (5-3).