ECRU, Miss. (WTVA) -- North Pontotoc started off the season at 3-0 then lost their next three games, but right now, they're on a two game winning streak and confidence is high going into the game against Corinth.
"Every team is going to have their ups and downs," Senior Tyler Ford said. "We're still going to play hard and practice hard, we're getting a lot of stuff situated so we should be good."
Ford and the Vikings are on the up right now after the win over Tishomingo two weeks ago secured the Vikings a spot in the playoffs as the four seed. A position that head coach Andy Crotwell said they wouldn't be in if it weren't for the seniors.
"They never let the highs get too high or the lows get too low," Crotwell said. "When we went on that three game losing streak our senior leadership was good, they continued to keep us focused and work to get better."
North Pontotoc also had a bye week last week after Aberdeen had to forfeit giving them a little extra rest before the regular season finale against Corinth.
"I mean we try to play every game the same," Senior Bo Rainer said. "Play our game not play our opponent, we just play the best we can to get the win."
Coach Crotwell said they already know their first round opponent, it's Clarksdale, so they'll be facing two very good opponents, this week in Corinth and then in the first round of the playoffs against Clarksdale. But as they say, iron sharpens iron.