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T-Birds’ defense aims for ‘higher level of intensity’ against Bobcats

— The North Callaway Thunderbirds’ defense — rocked by Fulton’s high-powered attack — has to be wary of another opponent capable of rattling off points at a similar clip.

North Callaway was tagged for 477 yards of total offense by the Hornets last week in a 54-14 loss at Fulton. The Thunderbirds (1-2) return home tonight to start Eastern Missouri Conference play against an undefeated Bowling Green Bobcats team that is averaging 51 points per game. Kickoff is at 7.

“We’ve got to tackle better and we definitely got overpowered (by Fulton),” Emmons said after practice Tuesday night. “We knew they had a very potent offense and our game plan was to try to keep the ball out of their hands, and slowly grind it down the field.

“… We started giving up big plays (in the second half), and started getting overpowered and worn down.”

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