MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's time for another addition of 'Faulk Talk' with Eagle's head coach Charlie Boren.
Faulkner grabbed their first booming victory at home on Saturday against Kentucky Christian. The offense soared and the defense shined in the Eagle's 31-6 victory. The 24th ranked Eagles were more than happy to see Clayton Nicholas back under center and Coach continues to be pleased with the week-to-week improvements.
"Our defense continues to play really well. I think we're ranked 8th in nation right now in total defense, so that is a huge plus for us. Offensively, we had a couple of players break school records for us this week. Joe Jones, now the career leading rusher at Faulkner and Rob Lockhart leads in total yardage and total receptions at Faulkner." Lockhart carded six catches on the day totaling 79 yards. He is the first Eagle receiver to break the 2,000 yard mark. Jones executed 126-yards rushing on 14 carries.
Coach Boren has stressed the importance on continued improvements. "We have several things to fix,' Boren explained, 'We had a lot of penalties. We had four turnovers and any time you have four turnovers that's not a very good thing. Those are things we have to clean up. It's great to get a win but it wasn't clean enough to survive what we have coming up in the next five weeks."
The last 5-game stretch is tough, indeed. Starting in conference play this week, Boren compared what the Eagles have coming up to the SEC West. This all starts with their first road game of the season on Saturday as they travel to 18th-ranked Georgetown in Kentucky.
"What we don't want to do is look at it as a 5-game stretch. I mean that's what it is, but if you start looking at it as two and three and four ahead you start forgetting about the one that's most important and that's the one coming up this week. So we have to take it day-by-day on the practice. Take each game one at a time and I know everyone says that but it's reality."
The Eagles look to test their 2-1 record so far this season on the road at Georgetown in Kentucky. Game time starts at 12:30 p.m.