Six games into the season, Calvert sits with a 3-3 record. However, all its goals (a league title and a playoff spot) are still in sight.
"That's what we sat down and talked about Saturday morning," Calvert coach Todd Fox said. "We just revisited our season goals, and none of them are out of reach. We still control our own destiny and that's a great situation. So we just got to take it day by day and week by week."
To achieve all their goals, the Senecas have to fix the mistakes that cost them three games this year, including last week against Carey.
"We made mistakes at the wrong time, but I guess any time is a bad time to make a mistake," Fox said. "We can't get consistent. We need to become consistent on offense and defense, taking care of the football, doing our jobs, finishing plays and things like that."
Calvert looks to get back in the win column tonight when North Baltimore comes into Frost-Kalnow Stadium. The Tigers (1-5, 0-3 MAL) are ranked last in the Midland Athletic League in both offense and defense, but feature one of the league's most dangerous players in running back Dalton Ishmael. Ishmael finished second in the league in rushing a year ago, and has amassed 509 yards and five touchdowns on the ground through six games this season.
"Dalton Ishmael is a great player; he's a great overall athlete," Fox said. "We've done what we can to focus on containing him, but they got a couple other backs, that's doing a great job this season too. So we just got to play our game and play four strong quarters."
By "our game," Fox is referring to a more ball-control style of offense.
"We're going to go back to more our style of football. I think we've gotten a little bit too off our normal gameplans a little bit," he said. "So we're going to go back and get sustained drives, but that goes back to being consistent and not make mistakes, fumbles, penalties, things like that.
"But that's our goal, to reach our goals we have to be able to control the clock. We have to be able to move the ball and keep our defense off the field and get our offense in flow."
Doing that includes getting bruising running back Dan Kwiat more involved in the Seneca offense. Kwiat was the top returner for the Calvert offense this year, after averaging more than 70 yards a game last season. This year he's been held to 49 a game.
"He's still the missing link out of our offense right now that I don't think we've used him enough," Fox said. "We've discussed that we're going to do what we can to make that happen."
Kickoff is 7 p.m.