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Forrest County Spartans Gear Up for Delta Blaze

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The Forrest County Spartans enter their weekend matchup with a mindset that transcends wins and losses.

"We look at this team as a family," says Spartans owner Teresa Ledger.

"It's like I'm playing with my brothers," says Spartans slot receiver Darrell Brown. "It's just somebody I'd go to war with and fight with."

"It's a team full of brothers," says Spartans quarterback James Landry. "When we come together, play together - nothing nobody can do with us."

A first-year team in the Magnolia Football League, the Spartans' 46-man roster features players ranging from 18-39 years of age.

The team primarily draws its talent from the Pine Belt, with some players coming from as far south as Gulfport, and as far north as Jackson.

They're guys from all areas and they bring different experiences, and it's just cool to be around these guys - positive, and they just play, play hard," says defensive back Timothy Byrd.

With only four games left in the regular season, the Spartans own a record of 3-4.

Byrd talks about the team's mindset going into Saturday's game against the visiting Delta Blaze.

"As a team, we're ready because we're Spartans, and that's what we do - we fight and we stay ready," says Byrd.

Getting to 4-4 is a high priority for the Spartans.

"500 is really important right now," says Landry.

But so is getting hot at the right time.

"It's just more of a momentum thing for us right now," says Landry. "We just need the wins and to play good for momentum going into the playoffs."

"Here on out is a must win for us," says Brown. "We're really looking to finish without a loss."

Saturday's game kicks off at the San Antonio Field in Hattiesburg at 6 p.m.

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