Small schools Munroe, Maclay preparing for big-time matchup

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By: Ryan Kelly | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 11, 2018

QUINCY, Fla. (WCTV) -- The revolution is just getting started at Munroe High School and Joseph Gaddy says his Bobcats' first win two weeks ago meant everything.

"It was kind of like an affirmation, a payoff from all the hard work, but we're not even close," he said. "We're not done yet."

Meanwhile, Lance Ramer is in year three at Maclay and the changes he's made, including a red-hot 3-0 start, are noticeable.

"Two years ago, we had 16-18 kids and now we have 41," he explained. "Your practices change with that."

The two coaches may be in different chapters at their programs but they share a wavelength, especially after scrimmaging 7-on-7 over the summer.

"It was awesome," said Ramer. "I'm all about getting better and getting work together so they came here twice and we had some good matchups. Coach does a great job."

"Me and coach Ramer really liked it because it was like 'Man, this is going to make that September 17 game that much better,'" Gaddy added.

However, the pleasantries will be put aside come kickoff this Friday, presenting unique challenges.

"For the first three or four games we've faced more ground-and-pound style and now we've got Maclay and they really like to air it out," Gaddy said.

"They like to mix the ball; they'll go with what's working," Ramer said of his Munroe scouting report. "They like to get their athletes in space and they've got some good size."

Under the lights Friday, these two "small schools," will collide in a matchup that's anything but.

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