OHS aims for win tonight

Published 12:01 am Friday, November 1, 2013

One of Opp’s season goals in 2013 was to end the regular season with a winning record.

The Bobcats have a great opportunity to do that tonight as they travel to Brudidge to take on the Pike County Bulldogs.

OHS head football coach Jack Whigham said it would be good for the team to finish the regular season winning four out of its last five games.

“We’d like to win the game to finish the year to guarantee ourselves a winning record,” Whigham said. “Obviously, with this season, we’d like to have done better.”

Last week, the Bobcats (5-4) suffered a bitter 49-21 loss to region foe Straughn at Tigers Stadium.

PCHS, who has struggled in previous years, is a much better team this season, Whigham said.

“(PCHS head football) Coach (Fred) Holland has been there during a few of their state championship years,” the OHS coach said. “They’ve got some athletes out there and are doing some good things. They’re playing more physical.”

The Bulldogs are more of a running team, but like to throw the ball when they have the opportunity, Whigham said.

“They’ll try to lull you to sleep,” he said. “They will go spread with two receivers. They do a lot out of the two-tight eye, and do a lot of play action off of that.”

Whigham said tight end Stevie Smiley (No. 7), quarterback Jerrell Lawson (No. 1), running back Lamarcus Adair (No. 32) and tight end/wide receiver Kamari Jackson (No. 4) are players to watch for during tonight’s game.

Kick off tonight in Brundidge is at 7.