After losing to rival Greencastle, 51-49, Friday night, South Putnam coach Chuck Sorrel didn't mince any words.
"We have things we have to fix. My question to the team was what kind of team are we? That was my first loss in the county in four years. We've got to get better every week," Sorrel said.
Against Greencastle, penalties and turnovers hurt the Eagles, who were ahead 49-35 to start the fourth quarter. In the game, South Putnam committed nine turnovers and coughed it up three times. Kolby Harcourt rushed 27 times for 134 yards, while quarterback Wyatt Mullin was 18-of-32 for 229 yards.
According to Sorrel, Greencastle was "more ready to play than we were for four quarters."
"They made the big plays. Can't give those big plays away and expect to win ballgames. We had two or three chances to put the game away and didn't," Sorrel said.
Sorrel said the loss will spur his team to "practice harder" and the results will be seen.
"The next three weeks, you'll see us get better. We are going to practice harder and play better the next few weeks," Sorrel said.
Next up for South Putnam is a road date with Edgewood, who comes in 1-3 after losing 40-6 to Owen Valley last week. It will be Edgewood's homecoming, as they enter averaging just over 12 points and allowing just under 40 points a contest.
"They'll have everything to beat us. We've got to get better and focus on ourselves. It's a game, obviously, we should win, but we can't play sloppy. We have to be composed. Special teams will be better. Defense will be better. I have a feeling we may score a lot of points," Sorrel said.