Confidence growing with St. Paul postseason run


SHINER — There won’t be a lot of yards over the air this Friday with the second round playoff matchup between Shiner St. Paul and the Beaumont Legacy Prep Christian Academy Warriors.

“They’re more of a running team, very heavy run, probably more than we run,” St. Paul head coach Jake Wachsmuth said of the Warriors.

Leading the way in rushing for the Warriors is junior running back Korien Burrell, though quarterback Gabe Silva has carried the ball as well. The offensive line has some “decent size up front,” according to Wachsmuth.

Defensively, Legacy Prep runs a split, eight-man front, which is a front St. Paul expects and has played against in games past.

St. Paul hopes their blow out win last Friday can carry over into this week’s game. Losing seven straight to start the season may have stunted their confidence, but ending the season with two convincing district wins and a 34-point playoff victory shows the team is peaking at the right time.

“We should gain some confidence because regardless of where we’ve been at this season here as of late, we’re playing better at the right time,” Wachsmuth said. “We’d like to think we’re gaining some confidence.

“I’m hoping that what we did the other night carries over to [this Friday].”

Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at Warrior Stadium, home stadium of The Woodlands Christian Academy.