Red Level hosts Washington County Friday

Published 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Red Level Tigers will continue their quest for a region win Friday night as they host Washington County.

The Tigers are coming off a 46-14 win last week over Florala and are sitting at 2-3 overall and 0-3 in Class 2A, Region 1.

Red Level coach Tony Ingram said Washington County will provide a challenge for his team.

“They are a very talented team,” Ingram said. “I’d probably lied to you that Millry was the best we’ve seen. These guys are just as good.”

The Tigers’ last region game was Sept. 18, where they lost to Millry, 45-6, giving up costly turnovers that led to the loss.

Ingram said at practice this week, the team has been getting ready for Washington County’s different offensive formations.

“We were starting to get ready for the Wing-T,” he said. “They run the ‘I’ formation and the mid-line option.

“We’ve got to play assignment football,” he said. “We’ve also been focusing on stopping their option. We’re not doing anything else different on offense.”

Ingram said to get a win this week would be “critical” at this point in the season.

“It’s do or die and we’ve got to have this (win),” he said.

Ingram said some good news coming out of the Tigers football program is that, “we’re about as healthy as we’ve been this season.”

“Jeremy Harris is back,” he said. “Troy Grissett, who suffered a broken arm, will probably be back and we’ve got the normal bumps and bruises. Everybody plays football this time of the year even though they are as sore.

“You’ve got to do the best you can with what you’ve got,” he said. “They’ve got to play hard. They can’t get tired.”

Ingram said he appreciated the home crowd at last week’s game and hopes the same crowd shows up this week.

“I just want the home folks to come out,” he said. “They did a good job last Friday night and got loud. The kids feed off of that. The kids work hard and they need some support.”

Kickoff in Red Level is at 7 p.m.