"It's all about discipline," Connolly said about the key for his defense. "Everyone has a role. If you try to do someone else's role, we're going to get burned. We've gotta play assignment football. Everyone has a job, and we've gotta stick to our jobs."
The job of the Salem offense also becomes more difficult this week.
The Witches in all likelihood will need to score more points than they did in the opener as well. In order to do so, Salem has to be more consistent.
"It's all a matter of being on the same page," Salem senior captain and quarterback Brad Skeffington said. "In order to execute everybody needs to know what the guy next to them is doing."
Skeffington completed 8-of-14 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown against Winthrop, but Salem only showed flashes of the solid offensive team it can be.
A more complete effort is what Salem is aiming for and if it achieves it against the Sachems, the Witches will clearly have momentum on their side.
"That would be huge, rolling through Week 1 and beating a tough team. If we could come through with back-to-back wins, it's all about momentum in football," Skeffington said. "It's going to be tough, but if we go through winning this game, like we're planning on, then that momentum carries us through the next game."