In order to have that, Williams strongly feels his Indians need a quality outing today in their home opener against Southwest with kickoff at 7 p.m.
"In terms of momentum, you need it in this league," Williams said. "You need to have some confidence."
A win over Southwest would certainly give the Indians some confidence, with ICC coming off a 35-13 season-opening victory over East Central on the road Saturday. In that contest, the Indians had stars on both offense and defense.
On offense, freshman QB Andrew Goodman threw for 358 yards and five TDs, with sophomore Rashad Pargo catching six for 108 yards and three scores.
On defense, the Indians pounced on five turnovers, with Xavier Walker grabbing an interception and Brandon Smith of Aberdeen collecting an interception and a fumble, along with Fred Ward of Aberdeen getting two fumbles.
"That was a pretty good day for Pargo," Williams said. "And I was extremely pleased with the defense."
Going forward to the Southwest contest, Williams is looking for improvement in kickoff coverage, ball security, and early game focus.
"I think our secondary will have to have an unbelievable week because we think Southwest is going to throw the ball," Williams said. "And our offensive line has to play more physical, and keep the quarterback clean."
Southwest had an open date the first week of the season, and the ICC contest will be its season-opener.
Northeast hits the road
The Northeast Tigers will be looking to recover from a season-opening loss on the road today at Jones County (1-0) in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The Tigers lost their first game of the year 33-14 Saturday to Copiah-Lincoln.
In the contest, Northeast was knotted at 7-7 through the first half, but allowed 20 third quarter points.
Jay Jones from Horn Lake had 81 yards rushing, while quarterback Matt Lipham threw for 117 yards for the Tigers.
Jones County won its season opener 10-8 over Holmes.