RLS aims to finish ‘strong’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

Red Level head football coach Tony Ingram said he couldn’t say enough about his team’s character right now as the Tigers face a tough Brantley tomorrow night at BHS.

“With the kids we have left, I can’t say enough about the character of this team coming out every day and practicing,” Ingram said. “It doesn’t matter who they play, they’re going to play hard.”

RLS (0-8) will face a third-ranked Brantley (8-0) who won its region championship last week over Pleasant Home.

“There are so many adjectives I could use to describe Brantley,” Ingram said. “They’ve got a program over there that’s the envy of every school I know.

“I know this sounds cliché, but we’re focusing on us and trying to get better and finish this thing as strong as we can,” he said. “When they’ve given everything they’ve got, there’s nothing else you can ask of them.

“That’s what I’m proud of them most for,” he said.

Ingram said practices still remain upbeat despite the team not making its goal of going to the playoffs.

“We don’t have very many kids left, but the character of who we have left is first rate,” he said.

Kick off in Brantley is at 7 p.m. on Friday.