Tigers look for win against Trojans

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 17, 2004

The Greenville High Tigers will look for that illusive first win Friday night against No. 2 Charles Henderson High Trojans.

"All of our games with Greenville have been very close because they are a very physical football team," said Hugh Fountain, coach of the CHHS Trojans. "We are catching them at a time when they haven't won a game yet but we have a lot of respect for them and their program."

This game is a must-win game for the Tigers.

"Charles Henderson is a great team, 3-0," said Alvin Briggs coach of the Tigers. "Hugh always has his boys ready. They came off a big win last weekend against Wetumpka. The only good thing about them is that we have got them here at home."

The Trojans will enter into Friday night's marquee match-up with a victory over Wetumpka High, 17-12.

After being blanked by Eufaula in a 3-0 smashmouth loss, the Tiger offense's will be questioned.

"We've made a lot of mistakes," Briggs said.

"We are a young football team. And if we could ever get some positive things going the right way and make some things happen we'll be fine. But right now, we just keep shooting ourselves in the foot."

TheTiger defense will be tested early often due to Charles Henderson's wide-open, west coast offense.

Last week, the Trojans moved the ball through the air with relative ease, amassing 226 yards from quarterback Jared Loftin. Loftin finished 12-of-14 on the night.

CHHS tailback, Joey Moultry scampered through the Indian defense for 127 yards on 21 carries.

This will be the second road game of the season for the Trojans and the second home game for the Tigers.

"Playing them on the road is never easy, we are going to have to go in and play mistake-free football," Fountain said. "It looks like they are getting their program together and played a lot better against Eufaula. Most people that know our region know that us, Greenville, Eufaula and Wetumpka end up playing each other right off the bat and it's kind of hard to make heads or tails of the record because we are beating up on each other."

In the spectrum of 5A football Fountain doesn't have any problem looking for leaders on his football team. The Trojans will enter into Friday's contest with a roster that boasts 20 plus seniors.

The Tigers on the other hand are not so fortunate.

"We only have nine seniors, that's the only ones we can look to for leadership," Briggs said. "Other than that, we just have to get those young guys on the team some experience."

Kickoff for Friday's game is 7p.m.