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The Cats (1-2) continued routine workouts this week until Thursday's efforts changed the attitude of the program, according to third-year Berryville coach Eric Daniel.
"We had a very lengthy practice," Daniel said. "We had not practiced well all week. But we got some things worked out and had a good day."
Daniel said he expects the Bobcats to play at a different level than in last week's loss to the Wolves.
"I think we will play better," he said. "And I think we are more mentally prepared now than we were earlier in the week."
After opening the season with a 6-0 loss to Huntsville and rebounding with an emotional 21-16 Carroll County Super Bowl victory over cross-county rival Green Forest, Berryville appeared sluggish in the loss to Lincoln.
Daniel noted afterwards that he didn't see the same intensity against the Wolves as the squad displayed against Green Forest the prior week. He also vowed to fix it. Even after Ozark suffered a lop-sided loss to Prairie Grove last week, Daniel said he wasn't overlooking the Hillbillies.
"They are a good football team. Those were two good teams playing each other. There really isn't that much difference," he said.
Green Forest continues its season after a bye week with a road test at Melbourne. The Tigers are seeking their first win in their 1-3A Conference opener and have had two weeks to prepare for the Bearkatz (2-2, 0-1 in 1-3A).