RLS still lookin’ for 1st win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 11, 2012

It’s going to be a battle of the winless tomorrow night at Bobby Dye Stadium in Red Level as the Tigers take on Georgiana in a needed win contest.

RLS defensive coordinator David Godwin said the Tigers (0-6) are preparing for this game like it was any other game of the season.

“We’re just working to get better in what we do,” Godwin said.

Last week, the Tigers fell 40-14 to Florala, who was celebrating its homecoming. FHS got off to a quick 14-0 start in the first three minutes of the game and rolled to a 34-0 half time lead.

Georgiana, also 0-6, fell to RLS’ region foe Pleasant Home, 44-33, last week. The Panthers, like FHS, held a lead at half time over the Eagles, but not as big at 21-16.

The Panthers and Tigers are evenly matched, Godwin said.

“Offensively and defensively, we kind of match up well with each other,” he said. “So, it’s going to come down to four or five plays in the game. Whoever capitalizes on those plays is going to come out on top.”

Godwin said Panthers’ quarterback Devin Bonner has a lot of “speed” in his position.

“They line up in a multiple formation offense, anywhere from an empty to a two tight-end power set,” he said. “They force you to get ready for a lot of things. Their main weapon is the quarterback and what he’ll do as he runs it past you.”

The Tigers are continuing to get better in certain areas of the game, despite the limited number of players on the team, Godwin said.

“We try to watch film and evaluate players on how they play the previous week and then practice for the current week,” he said. “We try to work on the things you don’t do good on and increase the things that make you do good better.”

Kick off tomorrow night in Red Level is at 7.

Update: RLS head football coach Tony Ingram had some tests done in Dothan for an undisclosed health issue. Godwin said he expects his long-time friend to be back on the sideline coaching for the Tigers tomorrow night.