I'm proud of how physical we were, especially early in the game. Our new linebackers played good. They worked downhill well.

We made a lot of mistakes. We've got to hang on to the football.

We're tired of that bitter taste. We don't like getting up on Saturday morning after losing.

Arab wants to run the football but Pope throws well, especially when they get in the spread offense. We've got to stop the run and we've got to be mentally ready.

We came out good. We got sloppy and didn't finish them off.

Our kids are working hard. They haven't given up. They say they are willing to do what it takes to win football games. We'll see Friday if they're talking with their heart or just their mouth.

I hope tonight helped us some. We've got to turn it up a notch next week. We have got to get more mentally tough.