SHS ready for ‘multiple offense’ tonight

Published 11:59 pm Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Straughn Tigers have been preparing this week for the “multiple-run” offense from region opponent Calhoun.

On Friday night, the Tigers will travel to Letohatchee to try and secure a Class 3A first round playoff spot.

Last season, Straughn defeated Calhoun at home, 47-14.

Straughn coach Trent Taylor said he is not putting anything past Calhoun this week.

“They are very athletic as they always are,” he said.

Taylor said Calhoun has improved on both sides of the ball since the start of the season.

“Defensively, they are very aggressive,” Taylor said. “Offensively, they are not as organized as they would like to be, but then again, some of the films we saw were from early in the year. So, I’m sure they are better now than they were in game three.”

Calhoun (1-5, 1-3 in Class 3A, Region 1) defeated Central-Hayneville, 65-12, earlier this year for the team’s only win of the season.

Last week, Straughn (3-3, 3-1) defeated Central-Hayneville by an equally large margin, 62-18.

Taylor said he told his defense to be prepared for Calhoun to run many different offensive formations this week.

“They run an ‘I,’ wishbone and they run an empty backfield,” Taylor said. “We’ve prepared our kids for any formation known to man, or maybe some we haven’t seen before.”

Kickoff in Letohatchee is at 7 p.m.