Without looking past tonight, Alice’s game plan going into Corpus Christi to face Moody is to put together a solid and flawless effort.

Also on Alice’s to-do list is to improve and to play a complete game. It may seem like a formality against the one-win Trojans, but Alice coach Chris Soza insists the Coyotes have plenty of room to improve, both offensively and defensively.

“We’ve spent the last two weeks working hard and trying to get better,” he said. “We’ll worry about next week next week. Right now, we’re just worried about Moody. We need to start playing better.”

Soza used last year’s game against the Trojans as an example of how important the game can be. This time last year, Alice was in contention for a playoff spot, but against Moody the Coyotes lost difference-making running back Joseph Cantu. Alice wasn’t the same offensively after that.

But once the Coyotes get back the Trojans, the next four weeks will make-or-break this season. Alice has a match-up against Victoria West next week. West is currently sitting in second place in 30-5A behind first-place Calallen.

The Coyotes have a road game back in Corpus Christi a week later against Miller in Buccaneer Stadium. The Buccaneers are currently winless for the season. However, a week later, Alice has Gregory-Portland back in Memorial Stadium. The Coyotes then close the regular season on the road against the Flour Bluff Hornets. The Wildcats and Hornets are currently in the thick of things in the district standings.

“We knew this season was going to be a tough district season,” Soza said. “Flour Bluff’s already lost two games. That says a lot right there. It’s a tough district.”

Alice and Moody are playing at Cabaniss Field tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.