Tiger Pride Day

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 21, 2006

Capping off a strong week of practice, the Greenville Tigers will host Tiger Pride Day today at Tiger Stadium.

Tiger Pride Day will get started today at 8:30 a.m., with a Tiger Pride Golf Tournament at Cambrian Ridge and then tonight, a host of Greenville's best football will convene on Tiger Stadium for a night of football.

Starting at 7 p.m., the YMCA football teams will scrimmage, followed by the Greenville Middle School team, followed by the Greenville High freshman team and then the Greenville varsity will close out the night.

&#8220I'm hoping it's going to be a yearly deal where we can have Tiger Pride Day every Saturday before our jamboree game,” Greenville head coach Bryant Vincent said.

Vincent also said he hopes that the whole community will come out to not only see Greenville High School football, but to also see the future of Greenville football.

&#8220I'm excited about seeing our YMCA and middle school teams play because they will be Tigers before you know it,” Vincent said. &#8220It will be interesting to see.”

During this week's practices, Vincent said his team had several good days and things are starting to fall into place.

On offense, Vincent said his players are grasping his philosophy and this week should be a chance for him to set a definitive depth chart.

&#8220We know who our starters are going to be and we know we can play now, so now we just have to get our backups established,” Vincent said.

Also on offense, sophomore running back Charleston Lymon, along with junior receiver Deangelo Thaggard and freshman running back Cordez Peagler, all three had a good week of practice and are pushing for more playing time.

On the defensive side of the ball, Vincent said the entire defense came together last week and really stepped it up.

&#8220I didn't know where they were coming from, but they were coming,” Vincent said.

The Tigers also had a visitor this week at practice, as new Birmingham-Southern head coach Joey Jones stopped by on Tuesday.

Jones, who has become good friends with Vincent, stopped by on a recruiting trip and liked what he saw.

&#8220I'll tell you one thing,” Jones said, &#8220Coach Vincent has got this program headed where it needs to be.”

For Vincent, anytime he has a chance to see some old friends during this busy time of year, that's just fine with him.

&#8220It's always good to see friends and familiar faces again,” Vincent said.

The Tigers will continue practice at the start of the week and will then host a jamboree scrimmage against Luverne Thursday at Tiger Stadium at 7 p.m.

Vincent said although the jamboree will be good for his younger players, that is not the game his team is focusing on.

&#8220To tell you the truth, the only thing we're talking is Georgiana,” Vincent said.

Getting ready for Georgiana is something the Tigers have been doing for months now, but Vincent hopes the community will begin to get ready starting at today's Tiger Pride Day scrimmages.

&#8220We've been working on our part and now it's time for (the community) to do theirs,” Vincent said.Tiger Pride Day