They’re an undefeated 10-0 and the No. 1 seed in the 1A North Region as the playoffs get underway. It’s all going to plan for Reginald F. Lewis High School.
“At the beginning of the season we set out for this goal. We set out that we were going to go 10-0. We set out that we were going to be ready for the playoffs,” said Lewis head coach Emanuel Glover. “We’re here to shock out city. We’re here to put our city on our back. We’re here to do it the Lewis way. We’re here to represent our school.”
Coach Glover’s team faces fourth seed Overlea this weekend in the regional semifinal. Lewis isn’t about to take them lightly. This is the second straight year Lewis enters the postseason unbeaten. Their playoff run last year only lasted two games.
“I know they’re going to give it their all but I feel as though they’re not better than us. Not at all.,” said Lewis receiver/safety Da’Quan Benjamin. “I feel they don’t work harder than us. Nobody in the city does.”
“You never know what’s going to happen. So, we have to go into the game like we never knew them,” said Lewis linebacker Kavon Kingsborough. “We don’t know we’re going to beat them. We got to play them like we’ve never played before.”
If Lewis strings together some playoff victories it will likely be because of their defense, which is good. Actually they’re very good. The unit posted six shutouts this season and averaged only 3.3 points allowed per game.
“We go in there with the mindset that we’re going to destroy them no matter what,” added Kingsboroough. “They’re not going to get no yards, not going to pass no balls. Nothing.”
So do their opponents usually get destroyed?
“Yes,” Kingsborough answered with a laugh.
Reginald F. Lewis and Overlea are set to kick things off Saturday at 1pm at at Dunbar High School.