A chart labeled “Special Forces” that maps the play of the Hickman Kewpies’ special teams is posted inside the coaches’ trailer.
The chart lists goals for each game, which include winning the field position game, blocking punts or forcing turnovers and converting all extra-point attempts.
Ultimately, the Kewpies hope reaching these goals on special teams will lead to an upset against the No. 1 Blue Springs Wildcats.
For the first time in school history, Columbia College’s soccer team is playing in the NAIA national tournament. In order to keep dreams of a title alive, though, the Cougars must defeat the defending national champions.
The 10th-seeded Cougars play seventh seed University of Mobile (Ala.) at 5 p.m. today at the Olathe District Activity Center Soccer Complex in Olathe, Kan.