District Play Starts In Athens
The Tigers will play the first truly meaningful game of
the year this Friday when they open district 14-4A play in Athens.
After rebounding from their only loss of the year by crushing Waco
University, the Tigers have used their off week to rest and heal up and will
be looking to get off to a fast start.
Athens has struggled so far in it's second year under
Coach Robert Ivey who is trying to rebuild a once proud program. The
Hornets haven't found the win column so far and are coming off a 44-7 loss
that was shortened by the storms last weekend. Despite rain all week
it is supposed to clear up for the game Friday night.
QB Cody Smith will look to test the Tigers through
the air with his top target Jermaine Jackson. On the ground the
Hornets spread the carries around but Kantrail Carter and Brandon Warren
have gotten the lion's share of the carries so far this year.
When the Tigers have the ball, sophomore Keith
Leerskov will again get the start as Eric Gordon is not quite back from his
shoulder sprain. RB Jay Finley should continue to emerge as a feature
back for the Tigers. It should be a great game to start the district
season so come to Athens and cheer on the Tigers!!!