Tigers Travel To Tomato Bowl
Tough schedules are the norm
for the Tigers and this year isn't any different. After 5A Bowie last
week, the Tigers head to Jacksonville to play their old rival the
Jacksonville is one of the
top teams in the state this year having a talented experienced bunch that
last week beat a highly regarded Sulphur Springs team 20-12. Head
Coach Randy Copeland is in his second year and although he got off to a slow
start (0-5 in non-district last year) since then he has won 6 of 7.
Tiger fans that watched last
year's game should be familiar with some of the names they'll see on Friday
with all of the returning starters. QB Trevalyn Canady was a
tremendous threat last year running and throwing and after a year in Coach
Copeland's system he should be even more dangerous especially with top WR
targets like Aaron Whitaker. The Tiger defense will have to be up to
the task in order to pull out a victory. One of the keys will be
containing Canady who is a very quick runner. The Tiger D should be
ready for that aspect of Canady's game since they just got finished playing
one of the top running QB prospects in the country last week.
When the Tigers have the
ball the Tiger O-line will have to contain the Indians star lineman Gerald
Singleton. The Indians always have great secondary play and this year
should be no different led by Lance Wallace. The Tigers dynamic duo of
Eric Gordon and Jon Bauer will have to expand to include some of the other
talents on the team in order to break through the Jacksonville defense.
One of the things that will be interesting to watch is if the Tiger running
game can get untracked. Last week Gordon provided most of the Tigers
net rushing yards.
rivalry has produced some great games over the past few years, and with an
experienced team and a great coaching staff, Jacksonville looks poised to
give the Tigers another great test early this season. Come out and
support the Tigers!!!