At 1-5, the Redskins are looking for any way to string together a four-week run and make the playoffs.
Head coach Jeff Harig is calling it the team's "drive for five."
"Part of that five is giving best effort, 'win the day' as Greenback would use," Harig said. "You've got to have five good days of effort in a given week and then Fridays take care of themselves.
"It's going to take five wins for us to make the playoffs," he said. "We've started our drive for five and hopefully we can put four good weeks together here and play some good football."
It certainly helps that, for the first time since early in the 2012 season, Loudon has a healthy roster.
"There's not one person who is going to miss practice tomorrow because of an injury," Harig said.
A bye week before the final four-game stretch amplifies the benefit of having a healthy roster as it gives players who have missed more time to find out just where they bring the most value.
"When you've got a Trent Elliott and a Tyler Ferguson, it allows you some freedom you haven't had in a few weeks," Harig said. "It poses some matchup problems. You saw against East Ridge, Jack Nichols becomes a big pass catcher now. Teams can't double-team him, they had to worry about some other players. Jack had three or four catches, one for a touchdown to start the game. It opens up that kind of stuff, so you've got to be able to use those things."
Harig said the only concern would be that the team may be too loose coming out of the bye week and must focus on what has to be done to win.
"It's a work in progress," he said. "These young kids today, it's a daily grind to get them where they need to go. Right now we don't have a lot of self-motivated people, so that motivation has to come from outside. It's just a daily reminder of what needs to be done for each given day."
Having senior Trent Elliott in the lineup after he missed the team's first four games has helped improve the attitude of the team.
"He brings that leadership and he brings that example that you want," Harig said. "Here's a guy that's living it every day and he's calling on you to live it. You've got to step up."
Loudon's "drive for five" begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at home against the Kingston Yellowjackets of Roane County High School.
Kingston is a familiar opponent for the Redskins as the two formerly shared a division and a bit of a rivalry.
Both teams are also desperate for a win as Kingston comes in with a record of 0-6.
"Any time a team is 1-5 like us or 0-6 like Kingston, that first quarter, that first of the game is so important," Harig said. "Sometimes when you don't have success or things start off the way they have those past six weeks, it's hard to overcome. You want to get off to a good start or get that score to move things in your direction. When you've got a losing record that's what you look to do."
Harig said Kingston's defense, despite the team giving up 38.7 points per game, can cause some problems.
"The biggest thing I've seen, and I read where (Lenoir City) coach (Mike) Zeller said it going into the game, is they're active on defense," Harig said. "They run to the football, they get after you."
Offensively, Kingston has not shown a lot this season, averaging just 10.5 points per game. Harig said that doesn't mean Loudon can overlook the opponent, especially with the Redskins giving up 32.2 points per game and 36 per game prior to the team's win over East Ridge.
"You watch them against Alcoa and they run the football, they hit well," Harig said. "They've not had a big play ability on offense, but they do have a player in that freshman (Maurice Lane) that can go the distance. Teams have kind of been able to deny them the big play and they've had a tendency to give it up. If we can create some big plays and limit their opportunities, we should be fine."