LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock Mills comes off a win against Little Rock Christian heading into week 8 to face the offensive juggernaut Pulaski Academy.
Little Rock Mills. A 5 and 2 on the season with a stout defense. Pulaski Academy, also 5 and 2 with a prolific offense.
The Bruins and Comets are ranked 2-3 in Class 5A Central. But Coach Kevin Kelley says they don't focus on the rankings.
"No, not really. I mean, when we get in the playoffs we will. We'll look and see who's ranked ahead of us or who's ranked right behind us that we might have to play because that means somebody thinks they're good. But right now, I don't think anybody has mentioned anything," says coach Kelley.
Speaking of that offense, quarterback Lawson Vassar has thrown for over 2,300 yards and 22 touchdowns in just 7 games this season.
"We really believe that every time we get the ball, we're going to score. Not that we should or we might, that's the attitude these kids take into it. But they put in a lot of time and effort. And I think they should think that way. You need to have confidence. So it's exciting, it's a big game for us," Kelley adds.
The Comets held Little Rock Christian to just 109 total yards a week ago.
"We bounced back. Got a big win against Little Rock Christian," says Mills head Coach Patrick Russell.
But Russell say it'll be a much tougher task against PA.
"One phase of the game won't beat them. It'll take all phases. They're really hard to prepare for defensively. They do so many things offensively. Coach Kelley and his staff are cutting edge. So it really taxes us to put together a game plan that's competitive," adds Russell.
The Comets and Bruins didn't meet up last year, but thanks to conference realignment, both teams are ready to battle it out on Friday night.