(September 5, 2013) -- When it comes to a Goat and a Rocket, they couldn't be more different. But the football teams at Groesbeck and Robinson are very similar.
"There's a lot of similarities, you can tell. They're just now starting to learn the system, just like we are," said Robinson linebacker Matt McNew. "We're learning Coach Allison's system, we're getting it down. We're just starting to get everything down the way we're supposed to."
"The first year we were kinda getting to know him and starting to learn what he was doing, second year with him we've gotten to learn him a whole lot more," said Groesbeck running back and linebacker Cody Wilson. "Learning our offense and our defense and we've been doing pretty good with it."
Both schools are also breaking in new quarterbacks this season. Jacob Fox for the Goats and Michael Davila for the Rockets.
"Taking Carson's place, that's some big shoes to fill, I believe he's going to be a really good quarterback," said Robinson linebacker Garrett Rolf. "Him only being a sophomore, got what ,two more years after this. A lot of time to get some good experience."
"Jacob had a great first game. It's nice to get those first game jitters out and he learned some things, he had a great game," said Groesbeck head coach Kodi Crane." Delivered the ball like we want him to, ran the ball very well and he had a great start to his season."
Both are off to a 1-0 start and both think it's a great test to see where their teams are early in the season.
"I'm glad we're playing a team like this so we can see what we're up against and what we have coming for us," said McNew. "They're going to be a pretty good team and that's one thing we lacked in out offseason last year was competition, I think that's what kind of killed us when it came to district. I'm ready to see what we have to work on."
"This is going to test us out right here," said Groesbeck defensive lineman Raymond Wilson. "See what we need to work on, what we need to do to get better. This game should be a good testing game."