RLS boys not taking Florala lightly

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Red Level coach Tony Ingram isn’t taking this Friday night’s road game against Florala lightly.

“It’s a big game because it’s the next one,” he said Tuesday. “We can’t start looking at the playoffs. We’ve got to take care of business this week.

“From what I’ve seen from film on Florala, they move the ball,” he said. “They look for a fight every week.”

Red Level is the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, and will travel to play Southern Choctaw next week.

This week, the Wildcats stand in the Tigers’ way from getting the last regular season win.

“We try to approach every game that way every week,” Ingram said about this week. “It’s kind of a rivalry. These kids grew up and have played together. It’s a big deal.

“We’re locked up in the playoffs, and the pressure is off,” he said. “We’re approaching this game like any other game.”

Since starting quarterback Preston Ryce is out due to injury, Ingram said Nick Nolen will start at quarterback this week.

Ingram said Florala’s Austin McNeill is a player he’s keeping his eye on.

“He’s impressive,” he said. “I don’t know a lot those kids like I used to, but I know the type kids that play down there. I’m not going to look for anything different from Florala Friday night.”

Kickoff in Florala is at 7 p.m.