Opp Bobcats host No. 7 Daleville

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 3, 2003

"I think they're tough."

In one sentence Opp Head Coach Jeff Rhodes described the No. 7-ranked team in Class 4A and this week's opponent for the Opp Bobcats - the Daleville Warhawks.

Opp hosts the Warhawks for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday at Channell-Lee Stadium.

Rhodes said one of the keys to the game will be the play of the Bobcat defense. He said his stop unit will have to play quick and aggressive against the Warhawks.

"We have to get a lot of people around the ball," Rhodes explained. "They run a double-wing offense."

Players the Opp Bobcats will have to try and shutdown include quarterback Alfred Pettway, running back Dre Haynes and running back Brandon Brown.

The Bobcats enter the game coming off a Week 1 win against Luverne and Rhodes hopes that helps his players get mentally prepared for this week's battle.

"We left room for improvement, but we got a win," Rhodes said about the win against Luverne.

Mistakes could be the difference in the game.

"We have to cause turnovers and not make any," Rhodes said.

On offense, the Bobcats will use various looks to get the job down.

"We have to mix it up on offense," Rhodes said.