With the regular season winding down, Leesville has a good chance to keep its undefeated streak alive as it takes on winless Grant.
The Wampus Cats are 6-0 first time in head coach Robert Causey's 19-year tenure at the school.
"It says they are resilient, because it hasn't been easy," he said. "We've had to deal with adversity, and I think that is a tribute to our coaches and them being focused on what is important. It's not about me or the players, it’s about everybody being on same page every day and being focused on that."
The Cougars have struggled to score this season, averaging 9.3 points a game, while giving up 39.8 points a game on defense.
Grant (0-6, 0-1) is coming off a 48-14 loss to Tioga last week, and its closest game of the season was against Class 2A Bunkie – a 20-6 loss.
"We focus on what we are doing and our fundamentals and technique," Causey said. "Are we getting better with what we're supposed to be doing and go from there. You can get caught up in what other people do and scheme too much. What I want us to focus on is us.
"You don't change anything. I think that starts day 1. You have to know you're dealing with teenage boys, but you hold them to a high standard. These are the things we do. We are going to get better on our fundamentals and technique because there is a lot of football left to be played. I don't worry about them playing down to their competition. I worry about are we doing the things that we're supposed to be doing well."
Leesville rebounded from injuries on the both sides of the ball, and the underclassmen and first-year players have stepped up into new roles.
"I think our young ones are improving every day," Causey said. "I think that goes back to our expectations of fundamentals and doing the little things right. You see them working at it, and they are getting better. You can't get caught up in the big picture.
"We haven't faced too many people that have really stretched us, but for the most part, our kids are getting better."
D'Ante Gallashaw ran for 180 yards last week against Buckeye, and his younger brother, Caleb Gallashaw, ran for 105 yards on 12 carries for a pair of touchdowns.
Jacob Mount has been steady behind center for the Wampus Cats all season, racking up 804 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions throughout six games.
The defense for Leesville is giving up 16.7 points game this year, and senior Talyn Adams leads the Wampus Cats with 31 total tackles.
"We haven't seen everything just yet, but our kids are playing with a lot of confidence," Causey said. "I call it that Leesville swagger – just an attitude and expectation of playing at a high level. They're starting to understand what that is about. For Leesville, playing fast and physical is an expectation of defense here."
Leesville and Grant kick off at 7 p.m. Friday night at Grant High School.