“When the kids win and they're not pleased with it, you know your kids have a passion and a desire to win.”
The Knights turn their focus to a long-distance matchup in Week 5, traveling to Guymon, which was outscored 207-14 in its first three games.
Smith, familiar with long road trips from his days coaching in Texas, knows he has to start preparing his players immediately for what is expected to be at least a five-hour bus trip next week.
“You've got to get mentally ready for it and get physically ready for it, because you're out of your routine,” Smith said. “You've got a lot of down time, and you've got a lot of time to think, a lot of time to get your mind off of football. And that's the bad thing.
“It's gonna be a tough trip, but I think we can handle it. We've just got to start working tomorrow on their mindset. That's what it's all about.”