By Bill Bostic
Gazette sports reporter
CD Rams head coach Glen McNamee’s keys to victory against Carlisle Thundering Herd …
#1 … Defenders need to stick to their responsibilities when Carlisle goes with tricky run/pass option plays.
#2 … Find a way to contain Carlisle’s “electrifying’ senior wide receiver Gavyn Barnes, #3, when he gets the ball off of passes or on kick returns. He’s made several ESPN-highlight quality plays already this season, according to coach Mac.
#3 … Winning the turnover battle could be key in this game. The Rams may need to force a turnover or two to come out on top.
#4 … Avoid physically breaking down in the second half for the third consecutive week. It’s going to be a hot Friday evening at Landis Field, and the Rams need to come into this one with better fitness and hydration than last week at Wilson.
Bostic’s Game Notes — Tonight’s game is dedicated to families with a fallen military hero, referred to as Gold Star Families. Linglestown American Legion Post 272 motorcycle riders will set a flag line for the Gold Star Families when they are brought onto the field at halftime. … Linglestown Gazette’s independent journalist and sports reporter Bill Bostic will be hosting a tailgate at Landis Field prior to the game. CLICK HERE for details. … The Rams are #9 – up from #10 – in Penlive’s Dandy Dozen ranking. … Look for a post-game interview on Facebook Live with Rams assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Sean Rosler.
Video Links — Pregame chat with the Rams senior tight end and wide receiver Grant Smith, #10. … Get to know Rams wide receiver coach, Jason Easter. … What did he say??? Rams defensive coordinator Sean Rosler goes into Xs & Os overdrive with Gazette sports reporter Bill Bostic prior to last week’s win at Wilson. Whatever he said worked. Yea!