Raiders lay it on the line
Posted: September 14th, 2012 by T Nolette
by Randy Whitehouse
WALES — As Oak Hill coach Stacen Doucette sees it, building a good defense for the gridiron is a lot like building a good defense for the diamond.
It's all about strength up the middle.
For the Raiders, who are off to a 2-0 start and travel to Winslow on Saturday, that strength starts on the defensive line. When he became the head coach earlier this year, Doucette wanted to build a physical defense around a line capable of making the rest of the defense better.
The key, Doucette knew, was having the middle of the line, the nose tackle and two defensive tackles, form the heart of the Raiders' five-man front. And those players couldn't just take up space.