Leesville getting ready for the playoffs in Week 9

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LEESVILLE, La (KALB) - The high school football playoffs are only two weeks away, and several teams are trying to make a push for a better spot in the playoffs. One team, in particular, the Leesville Wampus Cats who will head north this Friday to take on the Northwood Falcons in Shreveport.

Coach Robbie Causey and his team looking forward to the playoffs | Credit: KALB

The 6-2 Wampus Cats are playoff hopefuls.

"The last three weeks of the season you start getting in playoff mode," Robbie Causey, Leesville's head coach said. "You try to treat every game like it's a playoff game."

Each game serves as a measuring stick and the Wampus Cats couldn't find a better test.

"[They're] a second or third round team in the playoffs year in and year out in class 4A," Causey explained. "They've returned a lot of offensive explosive players, [and] they probably have the fastest defense we've seen this year."

Leesville will need to keep an eye on Northwood's top receiver Detraveon Brown, who already has eight D-1 offers according to rivals.com.

"After a couple of hard losses, we decided we have to stop playing around and do what we have to do," Efosa Evbuomwan, a defensive for Leesville said.

After dropping games back-to-back in weeks six and seven, the Wampus Cats got back on the right track last week against Bolton. Now their coach wants to emphasize to them, just focus on doing the right things.

"You know we turned the ball over 10 times," Causey explained. "Five each game on average, and still we only lose by 2-and-half points in each game. It's not one of those things you throw the match on the boat, you just patch it."

"I definitely think Leesville will be in the long-run this year," Evbuomwan said. "We are not ready to back down."

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