Tinymites, termites look for ‘Super’ wins

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 2, 2012

Andalusia’s Omare Latimer runs for the tinymites during his game at Straughn last month. | File photo

Andalusia’s tinymites and termites will face tall tasks tomorrow at the Tri-County Super Bowl as the Bulldog teams play undefeated Greenville and East Brewton, respectively.

The tinymites beat Straughn 20-0 in the division championship last weekend in Baker, Fla., to remain spotless on the season. The termites beat a tough Crestview, Fla., team, 12-7 to also stay undefeated.

“The kids are all excited, but us coaches are nervous wrecks,” Andalusia tinymites head coach M.J. Parker said. “It’s the first time since they went to the playoff deal that all six teams are undefeated.

“It could go either way,” he said.

The tinymites will play Greenville at 11 a.m. tomorrow at AHS Municipal Stadium. The termites will follow at 12:30 p.m. against East Brewton.

“It’s going to be tough,” Andalusia termites coach Michael Jackson said. “East Brewton has really been hammering people.”

Doing what they’ve been taught all season is the main key to success for the tinymites, Parker said.

For the termites, defense has been something the team has laid its hat on all season. It will be no different tomorrow, Jackson said.

“Our defense has only been scored on two times all year,” he said. “Defense wins championships.”

Crestview has a big running back who will be hard to stop, the termites coach said.

“He runs up the middle and hammers it out,” Jackson said. “Everybody’s got to do their job Saturday.”

Andalusia’s tinymites team has been no stranger to the Super Bowl. The Bulldogs won the championship three out of the last four years.

The home team got beat last year by East Brewton.

“This year, we’re right back in it,” Parker said.