The Westover Patriots football team can now unpack their bags. The road trip is over.
On tap, seven straight games at home sweet home.
The Patriots opened their season with three straight road games, but will play the rest of the regular season without ever leaving the city of Albany.
Westover begins a seven game swing at Hugh Mills Stadium Saturday when they take on crosstown rival Monroe.
In fact, the Patriots are only the road team one more time this season.
That's when they take on Albany, and travel all the way back to Hugh Mills Stadium.
"I think it's going to be tremendous. We're going to have an advantage of course with the atmosphere and the crowd that will be out at Hugh Mills," says Westover head coach Octavia Jones. "Our guys get excited about playing at home, and it's a good opportunity for us to try to showcase what we can do within region play at the stadium."
But Jones knows the team still must execute, and can't solely rely on that home-field advantage.
" You can look at it as an advantage," he says. "But we just want to try and go out and execute whatever our schemes are on both sides of the ball and just leave all the extraneous stuff and let the chips fall where they may."
Westover kicks off that home stand Saturday night against Monroe. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
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