This one #8216;as big as it gets#039;

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Greenville vs. UMS-Wright football game Friday night is bigger than big.

It's huge.

For the first time in 12 years, a game further than a second round playoff game will be held in Greenville and the magnitude it carries is off the charts.

Not only are the Tigers playing at home in the third round of the state playoffs, but Friday night's game will be the last home game this season, win or lose.

&#8220It's as big as it gets,” Greenville head coach Bryant Vincent said. &#8220If you are a competitor, it is the atmosphere you dream of playing in.”

After last week's victory over the Pleasant Grove Spartans, the Tigers immediately turned their attention to the UMS-Wright Bulldogs and the powerful offense they will bring into Greenville.

The Bulldogs, led by wide receiver Brandon Gibson and running back Terrell Edwards, are explosive

and have swept through region play in this their first year in Class 5A, after taking three of the last four Class 4A Championships. The Bulldogs have also only lost to McGill-Toolen and Foley this season, both of whom are ranked.

Gibson, 6'3 215, has already verbally committed to the University of Alabama and Edwards, 6'3 220, is a candidate for Mr. Football.

If those numbers and stats sound familiar, Pleasant Grove also had a huge tight end/receiver and a Mr. Football candidate running back, something Vincent said should help his team in preparation this week.

&#8220It'll help us, but you're still looking at an SEC linebacker at running back and having to try and stop that,” Vincent said.

While the Tiger defense vs. the Bulldog offense should be excited to watch, so should the Tiger offense vs. the Bulldog defense.

In recent weeks, the Tigers have pulled several tricks out of the hat with Vincent and his staff calling trick plays, counters and going for it on fourth-down.

&#8220We just adjust to what the defense gives us,” Vincent said.

And this Friday, Vincent is hoping the Bulldogs give his team a lot.

Tiger walk for Friday night's game will be held at 6:15 p.m., at Tiger Stadium.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.