Tigers could see personnel changes leading up to region opener

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2005

One game into the season and Greenville coach Mike Williams is considering some personnel changes.

The Tigers' secondary was picked apart by Daleville receivers in their 27-12 loss giving up three big touchdown tosses of 28, 32 and 39 yards.

"We can't give people easy touchdowns and can't give the ball away," Williams said.

So will there be some new faces in the secondary Friday night when the Tigers (0-1) open their region slate with Wetumpka?

"It's going to be looked at closely," Williams said. "We certainly can't do that all year long."

While Greenville's defense spent more time on the field than the offense, Williams said that he'll also study the personnel at wide receiver.

"We didn't catch or throw the ball very well," he said. "Our offensive line did a pretty good job of pass protection, but our receivers didn't run very good routes or catch the ball. And we've got to work on throwing the ball a little better than we did."

Isiah Mack and quarterback Lynn Lewis accounted for most of Greenville's offense and scoring Friday night. Mack showed his breakaway speed with a 54-yard sprint

early in the third quarter, while Lewis was able to get to the edge from 6-yards out for a late touchdown in the fourth quarter.

"They've got some big kids and some athletic kids," Wetumpka coach Chad Anderson observed. "We're going to do our best to contain them and play some good sound football."

Wetumpka also is reeling after a 40-9 thumping delivered by Class 6A No. 2 Prattville.

The Indians (0-1) couldn't muster much offense against one of the better teams in the state, but Wetumpka coach Chad Anderson said that he was encouraged by his team's effort.

"Playing against that type of speed, we learned that we can move the ball if we execute," Anderson said. "We've just got to be more fundamentally sound on the defensive side of the ball."

Prattville pitched a shutout against Wetumpka until midway through the second quarter when the Indians booted a 34-yard field goal. Wetumpka then tacked on a touchdown just before the half on a 1-yard Tavarus Mitchell run.

"They are bigger, faster and stronger than Daleville," Williams said. "Their offensive and defensive line looks better than what we've seen so far this season. They've got a good football team, but they just ran into a buzzsaw in Prattville."