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Jaguar quarterback Adrian Wardrup hopes to lead his team to a win today.

By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

For David Abbott and the North Laurel Jaguars, the 2006 season has been a successful one.

North Laurel is 3-1 on the season after knocking off district rival South Laurel in their opening game of district play.

Now the Jaguars hope to get closer to a playoff spot while earning some respect from their opponents.

With that in mind, Abbott isn’t trying to down-play the importance of this week’s game against George Rogers Clark.

“This game is huge. There’s no way around it,” Abbott said. “In order for us to get to the next level, we need to win this game.

“For the past few years, it seems like we could get to the hump, but we haven’t been able to get over it,” he added. “I really feel like this is our chance to do it.”

Abbott said his team is not about to get ahead of itself, but admitted it’s hard not to think about the postseason when that is what you are working toward.

“This game could determine who is in the driver’s seat for a home playoff game,” Abbott said. “Our guys know how important this game is and they also know just how good George Rogers Clark is, too.”

The team going up against the Jaguars are Paul Columbia’s George Rogers Clark Cardinals, who are 3-2 overall and 1-0 in district play with early season losses to Tates Creek and Southwestern.

Despite the two lossesNorth Laurel is 3-1 on the season after knocking off district rival South Laurel in their opening game of district play.

Now the Jaguars hope to get closer to a playoff spot while earning some respect from their opponents.

With that in mind, Abbott isn’t trying to down-play the importance of this week’s game against George Rogers Clark.

“This game is huge. There’s no way around it,” Abbott said. “In order for us to get to the next level, we need to win this game.

“For the past few years, it seems like we could get to the hump, but we haven’t been able to get over it,” he added. “I really feel like this is our chance to do it.”

Abbott said his team is not about to get ahead of itself, but admitted it’s hard not to think about the postseason when that is what you are working toward.

“This game could determine who is in the driver’s seat for a home playoff game,” Abbott said. “Our guys know how important this game is and they also know just how good George Rogers Clark is, too.”

The team going up against the Jaguars are Paul Columbia’s George Rogers Clark Cardinals, who are 3-2 overall and 1-0 in district play with early season losses to Tates Creek and Southwestern.

Despite the two losses, Abbott said he is not going to look over a Columbia coached team.

“They are a very good team,” Abbott said. “They’re very similar to every Paul Columbia coached team is. They are very solid in what they do.

“They have a great running game and they appear to do a better job cutting when running the ball this year,” Abbott said. “They run the ball well, but they also throw the ball better than they have in years past. They are a very solid team from top to bottom.”

The biggest thing Abbott said his team will have to do is find a weakness to exploit and it shows in almost every game the Cardinals play.

“When looking at them, it’s very hard to find a weakness,” Abbott said. “They have great players and a great coach. Paul knows how to manage a game and he did it last week against Montgomery County.”

Aside from the 3-1 start, the Jaguars have a few other positive things going for them this week.

“We have Lowell Adams back from a broken collarbone and he could be an impact for us,” Abbot said. “Overall, I think we are healthier than we have been all season, with the exception of our center Scott Hartney who is out with an injury.

“The fact we had an extra week to rest really helped us out recovering and hopefully we can taka advantage,” he added.

Kickoff for Friday’s district game is set for 7:30 p.m. at George Rogers Clark Football Field.

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